We awoke on Jan 22th, to learn that our dear friends, the Mainvilles, along with Andrew Heighton and family have had to part with Fleur, who lost her battle with cancer. We will always treasure Fleur, and are at a loss not to be home to share our sorrow and memories with family and friends. Life goes on, but it is hard to let go of good things, Gerry was one of Fleur’s favorites, so she would want us to enjoy this special adventure…Sending sympathy to all- and thanks to our sons-Sean, Kyle and Kevin for being so sympathetic and to Bill Fraser for e-mailing us- we know this is hard for you and Gloria, and the Ormonds .Thinking about all of you and wishing Bill a Happy 65th B/D and a great retirement from his career.
We will likely be in Bimini for a few more days waiting for a crossing to The Berry Islands.
We crossed over the Great Bahama Bank straight to Nassau on Sunday January 24th. Scout, Shinola and “Sailing Away” were part of our 4 boat fleet. Took us about 20 hours to get into Nassau Harbour. We anchored inside at about 2:30 am. Monday morning we woke up to increasing westerly winds that were forecast to increase to 30 knots in the afternoon. The high winds were associated with the big North-Easter that was affecting New York and New England as well as the Maritimes. We missed an opportunity to get a slip at one of the local marinas so spent the day and night anchored in the harbour. It was rocking and rolling by times, hopefully we will get a slip today and get sorted out before we head out to explore the Exumas when the next “Weather Window” appears, hopefully this Thursday.
Jan 17/15 No Name Harbor, Miami, FL
Jan 18-24/15 Bimini Blue Water Resort, Alice Town, Bimini
Jan 25/15 Anchorage, Nassua, New Providence Island, Bahamas