TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 20 NM
|SUNRISE AT BLACK POINT|
After picking up our pre-ordered and freshly baked wheat bread from Lorraine’s mom, we pulled up anchor and headed back up north a short distance to catch the Dotham Cut that would take us to the Exuma Sound side of the islands. As soon as we rounded Dotham Point Dan had the fishing lines in the water. Unfortunately it didn’t prove to be a fruitful day fishing-wise. We did catch and release a small barracuda just as we were made our approach to Farmers Cay.
|THE RUGGED WHITE CLIFFS AS WE APPROACH DOTHAM CUT|
We hailed the Farmers Cay Yacht Club and, with Julian’s assistance, tied up to their dock. As we were securing our ropes, a group of about 5 guys with guitars loaded into a boat and took off. I said, “Wait, we tie up and you take the music away?” They laughingly said “Sorry” and took off. Later we found out that it was singer Tim McGraw and his guys. Who knew?? I also assisted a couple of women in small boat with their lines. (More on this later.)
|QUEST AT THE LITTLE FARMERS CAY YACHT CLUB|
Soon we were all comfy in our dockage and set off to walk the island. The government dock was busy with the boats shuttling back and forth from the anchored mailboat. We found the brightly colored post office there and the schoolhouse a little farther on.
|DAN ENJOYING THE VIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT DOCK|
|THE PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT COVERS ALL GRADES|
We wandered on to the west side and discovered the airport. Just too, too cute! We stopped to ask directions back to the marina from a guy by his airplane and he reaffirmed that we were heading in the right direction and said he would see us at the marina’s restaurant tonight. (Remember this guy)
|THE AIRPORT (FAR) COMPLETE WITH ITS TERMINAL AND AIRPLANE|
|DAN IS READY TO TAKE OFF|
As we approached the marina we saw that the red sailboat, Whisper, had arrived from Black Point and later had Marilyn and Vic over for cocktails before we headed for our dinner. We hope to have them show us the cave on Great Guana Cay tomorrow.
Dinner at the marina’s restaurant, Le Bleu, was truly enjoyable. We sat down at our table (the only patrons there) but were soon joined by three other folks. It was the two women from the dingy and the guy from the airport! Now if this wasn’t odd enough, they are all three from VERMONT. Steve and Cindy live here all winter and in Morristown, VT during the summer. They previously owned Pie in the Sky, the pizza restaurant in Stowe, VT. Their friend, Tessa, is a dentist at the Stowe Family Dentistry. They fly in and out of Burlington all the time and will be on the lookout for Robert. What is that saying about “six degrees of separation”?