Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We made it from Bimini to Chub Cay 18 1/2 hrs passage under sail. Outside Chub Cay we anchored off a deserted resort. There was only one employee he has been there 3 years just to clean the pools. We made a fire on the beach and grilled hot dogs & potatoes. The pool shower was with cold water but still a blessing.
On Sunday we sailed to Nassau, 35 nm under sail. We trolled and caught a 25lb fish. We didn't know what kind it was, it was so beautiful, blue & green fins w a gold & yellow body but later the natives told us it was a Mahi Mahi and a good catch. We were so excited. It was so large we could only keep it on the dinghy. When we were filleting it, there were two more fish inside which we fed to the seagulls. We had enough to feed the 3 of us plus the two ladies On their way, Kelly from Chicago & Sondra from Dallas.
Nassau is a good place to stock up with groceries and make a visit at the Paradise Island. When the ladies showed up we went to Atlantis on Paradise Island. Atlantis is a 5 star resort with a Casino and a Marina and a beach and many other entertainment. In the Marina there are multi million $ yachts docked. Navid visited Atlantis in the morning and he somehow sneaked us inside the hotel to see the Aquarium and use the pool area and the private beach.
We have a full house now and it just makes it better. Before we went to bed Ali & I decided we should do a quick remodeling. So it was 10pm and I pulled the saw out to cut the end part of the pull out bed. The electric saw was out of battery so Ali went at it with the rusty hand saw. In the end, we now have more room when coming down the stairs with the bed pulled out. We are docked at TPA Marina in Nassau and we will be here till Thursday when Ali and Sondra leave back to Dallas and Navid back to Chicago.
Yesterday we daysailed and anchored off Paradise island. Rest of the Mahi Mahi was prepared for dinner and it was as good as when it was fresh.
Ali snores so loud the crew decided he should sleep out in the cockpit by the helm. Whoever snores loud in a full house has to sleep in the dingy next to the Mahi Mahi next time.