DOCKED AT SUMNER POINT MARINA ON RUM CAY $1.00/FOOT 50 AMP/$40.00/DAY WATER .30/GAL
SUNRISE AT EMERALD BAY: 6: 47 AM
SUNSET AT RUM CAY: 5:29 PM
It was a leisure morning here on Quest as we didn’t leave Emerald Bay until after 9:00. It was a bit of a bumpy ride and we adjusted the tender several times but finally made it to the entrance channel for Rum Cay’s Sumner Point Marina. Lucky for us, we spotted a center console heading in and planned to follow them through the tricky path but suddenly they veered off and we lost sight of them. Drat!
Next thing we know, Cruzin Rum is calling us on the radio. “Didn’t you have a tender you were towing?” Oh shit! After confirming that we once had a tender trailing our Quest, they generously headed back out and found the culprit a couple of miles back. Meanwhile, we were slowly (Quest’s best speed) making our way back to the runaway.
|CRUZIN RUM SAYS "LOOSE SOMETHING?"|
I took the helm while Dan dove in and rescued the remorseful and lonely tender. It appears that the “U-bolt” attachment was sheared and poor, unjustly accused con-Quest was truly not trying to fly the coop. Cruzin Rum led us back and guided us through the reefs. Just before entering the marina Dan jerry-rigged con-Quest back to the boat and brought us to the dock. Whew!
|SO DAN JUMPS IN TO RESCUE AS CRUZIN RUM KEEPS WATCH|
This place is just too, too charming. The owner of the marina is off island right now but Jenny and Sam, a young couple that was just sailing through, had pitched in to run the place in his absence. Jenny prepared a wonder Wahoo dinner for us and we called it a night. Enough excitement for one day! Tomorrow we will attempt to re-rig the tender to Quest connection and explore the island.
|SUMNER POINT MARINA|
|LOOKING OUT OVER THE BEACH|
|RUM CAY SUNSET|