We finally tore ourselves away from Rodney Bay Marina on Tuesday and went
out to the anchorage. It has been really nice to be in a marina, easy to walk
ashore without getting wet, pop in for a coffee or an ice cream, pick up some
provisions from the grocery store, do lunch and drinks in the evening and of
course lots of chatting and gossiping. We met up with Harmonie again, who are
also thinking of getting a bigger boat, Saorise, Luna Verde and Hydra Blue to
name just a few.
I did some little jobs and helped Suzanne re-provision the boat after we
had emptied the fridge and freezer. Well I say helped, we get to the supermarket
and I go off on a pretext of getting something and go looking for gadgets and
goodies on special, then after a while pleased with my selection I head back,
but she is no where to be found â how can a woman and a trolley always disappear
so easily. I start the search systematically looking up and down the aisles from
the end â always no luck, so back along again, usually still no luck.
At least the Security Guards are used to us ââ Oh, some old bloke lost his
wife/daughter/nurse/ why do they always bring an idiot shopping with themâ â but
as long as I am out by closing time they donât seem to worry.
On Wednesday we got Charlie to scrape Suzie Too, bottom clean, which is
doing very well with the ultra sonic system. I also âhelpedâ in my new dive
gear, now that I am certified â but itâs hard work, but she is now ready fro the
big sail north.