23:31.21N 077:45.45W Finally in the
On Thursday afternoon we arrived in the Exuma's -
which are reputed to be the finest cruising ground in the world. We managed to
put down our anchor just in time to take cover from a huge electrical
storm. We switched off everything electrical, had conductor wires dangling in
the sea and sat in the dark for a while, worried about the lightening... but all
was well. It has not rained in the Georgetown area like this
since December, and we got it - for 2 days! This is the same bad weather
system we had down island, must have followed us up here! Torrential rain, and
fairly cool - I think it got down to 25 deg at some point! ...ha..ha how
does that compare to Cape
Town at the moment?
Despite the weather we
were very excited to be here ... and hit Georgetown for the day yesterday.
Decent grocery stores, liquor stores and restaurants at last! Mike and John had
a HUGE burger each at the Peace & Plenty Hotel while I enjoyed conch chowder
and a salad (Did you know that you can really crave fresh lettuce?)
moved across the bay to Stocking Island and anchored at Gaviota bay, a
perfect little paradise. We are surrounded by other yachts and have a beach bar
on snow white sand about 50m in front of the boat, and a small resort about 100m
to our left. This resort was built by and is run by South African's, Jill
& George who are also the agents for St Francis
I foresee a very festive period ahead. The weather is
clearing up and there is a big beach barbeque tomorrow. Later in the
day Tom arrives from Florida for a few days, then John leaves on Tuesday,
and on Friday, Tom leaves and Karen & Willy arrive from South Africa...
hectic! .... I think we are going to love it here... may never
This is a picture of the dinghy dock in Georgetown - note the dark
sky and Mike's new designer crocs!