Ok, it hasn’t been “frightful” here, but the weather has certainly been less than “delightful”, as the song goes, especially for the Bahamas. Our families up north in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Connecticut experienced the first real winter snowstorm last weekend. I’ll admit that I felt a bit wistful as I looked at the photos of the snow. That first snowfall is so beautiful. Especially with precious grandchildren playing it it!
For most of the month of January, we have had the Bahama version of “winter” – very windy, cool temperatures in the high 60s/low 70s, and more clouds than sunshine. Each week brought us several fronts with only 24-36 hours of a good weather window, if that. Since January began, we have only left Hope Town harbor a few times, two day trips (Fowl Cay National Park & Man O’ War), two race days, and one trip to Marsh Harbor for an overnight grocery run. We haven’t even taken the dinghy out for a snorkeling trip. BUT, we aren’t really complaining. On the other hand, what do we do when we can’t swim in the blue water or play on the sandy beaches?? Just like we would do at home as dirt dwellers, we socialize, do our chores, and make the best of the hours of good weather when it happens.
We hosted a few smaller happy hours on Kindred Spirit.
Five of us decided to walk the beach to On Da Beach for lunch on a every windy Sunday. On Da Beach is a cool beach side bar and grill. A great way to spend the afternoon!
Whoopee! A slightly calmer day was predicted. Not enough time to get away for a couple of days, but enough time to make a grocery run over to Marsh Harbour.
Al has had his eye on the doors for some time. Most of the exterior teak varnish had disappeared before we purchased the boat, leaving the beautiful ( to us) natural gray color. The doors were peeling and were on Al’s to-do list. He decided that while we were hanging out in Marsh Harbour it would be a great time to sand one. Off the door came. Into the dinghy it went.
There may be winds, there may be rains, there may be clouds; but it still beautiful here.