TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0 NM
This lovely little island was originally settled by Christina Nixon, a freed slave, and her two sons along with Eve Brown. Their descendants now populate Little Farmers. And yes, everyone is somehow related to the Nixons! Roosevelt Nixon owns the yacht club, and his cousin, Terry Bain, owns Ocean’s Cabins and is the originator of the Five “F”, now in its 25th year.
Our busy day started out when the big ferry pulled up next to us at the dock and the fun began as we watched them unload 100 passengers, tons of food, even more beer, one of the little “C” class sail boats for today’s race, a Ford pickup truck and the recently rescued and adopted goat.
|THE FERRY AND QUEST|
|PEOPLE BEGAN POURING OUT OF THE FERRY|
|NO OSHA HERE |
|CAPTAIN THE BABY GOAT|
Today’s activities took place at both Ocean Cabin and the airport. Ocean Cabin, in town, had food and craft booths along with all the requisite silly games designed to pull in the cruisers. Out at the airport we watched the two races and ate some pretty good food while the DJ spun some loud and rhythmic island music. Somehow Will from the Vermont boat, Wings, managed to get a spot on the Thunderbird that came over on the ferry. They won both of today’s races and he is flying on a cloud. What fun it was to chase along behind the little “C” class boats as they zipped across the waters.
|CRUISERS WATCHING THE FIRST RACE FROM THE AIRPORT|
|GET READY, GET SET, GO!|
|WILL (FROM VERMONT) RACING ON THUNDERBIRD|
|CLOSE, REAL CLOSE|
|MAKING THE TURN NEAR THE BEACH|
|BLOWING THE CONCH AT SUNSET|
|AMAZING GRACE ON THE BAGPIPES|