It’s no secret that the weather this winter here in the Bahamas is not up to the standard we experienced during our first trip. Too windy, too cloudy, sometimes even too rainy. We haven’t been able to leave the harbor or snorkel for the last two weeks. 🙁 But we have been able to walk about town, bike, and visit with friends. And read…. and read.
Ahhh, but the weather forecast predicted a beautiful day for Saturday, January 16th, the only day for perhaps yet another week (really??) We needed to get out of town, even if only for one day. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Hope Town, but a change of scene would be so nice.
With Dan and Marcia onboard and their dinghy tied to Kindred Spirit, off we went to Man O’ War. Close enough for a day trip, but away and out of the harbor.
I have often photographed the pirate flag that flies on the little reef off Man O’War, and wondered about it. Who puts it there? Who replaces it when it becomes all worn and tattered? Imagine my surprise to see a different flag flying today, for the first time. There has to be a story behind this.
While Dan and Marcia went off to hunt for lobster, we took our dink in to walk around Man O’ War.
I was searching for a dish that another cruiser had brought to a happy hour, and found a similar one in a Joe’s Studio here on Man O’ War. I always prefer blues and greens, but the only one there was coral with a starfish motif. I liked it enough to get it!
Back to our boat, and it was time for a swim and snorkel.
All in all, a 4-star day, spending time under the calm blue skies. The day deserved 4 stars as the single best day in a two week time period. We heard that Sunday was bringing some very strong winds. It’s going to blow a houlie! And it did.