Sunday, May 8, 2016

Back to Florida

The Abacos were our last hurrah, with lots of great anchorages, beaches and villages to visit.
It was really hard to leave.
 It took two long days passage through the gin clear waters of the Little Bahama bank from the Abacos, and a rollicking reach across the Gulf Stream, we returned to our new home at Lighthouse Point in Florida.

Bill adjusting the propeller

It's great to be ashore again.  There was lots of mail waiting for us and lots of boat jobs to do.  Fortunately, we had time in January to get the lay of the land, so we can get settled quickly.  Linda left the apartment beautifully furnished and well set up for us.
and air conditioning!

Elegant furniture and a super comfy bed.... so happy    

With the boat moored nearby at LHPYRC, we're getting lots done and making new friends quickly.

A nice place to come home to after a hot day in the boatyard.  Thanks, Linda!

And a quiet place to prepare our tax return and compile the many documents needed to apply for a French long stay visa.

More on the Bahamas

To catch up on our travels.
For two wonderful months in the Bahamas, we cruised with the Werners on Schatzi, the Kuhners on Tamure, the Goldweitzes on Egret and even connected with the Peases on Willie Dawes.  We were able to see the the Berry Islands, the Exumas, Cat Island, Eluethera, and the Abacos.  What a yachting paradise.

 Exumas Arrival - Dotham Cut.  Yowsa, after a wild reaching ride from Eleuthera

hmmm, a common sight

The bay at Black Point Village

The landing quay

Anchorage at Great Exuma Park, can't see the roaring current in this shot

the parking lot
Schatzi and Bolero crews - Last Supper....