TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 9 NM
After dealing with our breached credit card and hooking to the WI-FI at Staniel Cay, we pulled up the anchor and made a leisurely trip to Black Point. We joined the many other boats anchored just off the government dock and got settled in.
|THE GOVERNMENT DOCK IN BLACK POINT|
Time, once again, for the old laundry job! We gathered up our sheets and towels and dinked to Rockside Laundry (+ hardware, + marine supplies, + shell jewelry, + barber, + rooms to rent upstairs, + frozen meat pies, ++) Now this was a “happening place”. While the clothes were getting clean and dry, the lovely proprietor served out carrot cake ($1.00 per piece) then proceeded to make some of the best conch fritters (6 for $1.00) we have had so far. She then gave Dan a haircut then took her scissors on to the next customer. The place was packed with boaters and we met lots of new folks as well as some that we had met at Staniel.
|BUSY DINGY DOCK AT THE ROCKSIDE|
|NOW THIS IS A REAL LAUNDROMAT|
|AND HAIRCUTS TOO!|
By the time we had finished our laundry chores and purchased frozen empanada-like meat pies for our dinner, word had gotten passed around that Scorpio’s was having an unscheduled “Happy Hour” that evening for all the boater. Now he usually does this on Tuesdays and Fridays but someone talked him into an impromptu Thursday gathering. We rushed our things back to Quest and hurried back to join the gregarious group. There must have been 25-30 that joined in with the festivities.
|THE BLACK POINT ANCHORAGE|