Thursday, 1 January 2015

BOUNCING BOOBY. 31st December 2014Party animals

Very narrow passage to enter Hatchet Bay, Alice Town.
Bouncing Booby OR WHAT! We left the anchorage at Nassau fully loaded with gorgeous supplies from the fabulous Solomon s Grocery at the Plaza Shopping Center, East Bay Street Nassau. Fabulous range and quality. Also got SIM card to the iPad at Batelco. 

Beautiful weather and pleasant sailing to Booby Island. Just an overnight stop on the way to Eluthera. Well we bounced around in the current all night and were pleased to leave. Thankfully the weather was calm but the currents are strong.
Now we are tied to a mooring at Hatchet Bay. Paid the $20 per night for the Mooring. Collected by the very charming Francis. This is apparently only a new charge and he doesnt have any paper work. Francias also owns The Porch restaurant and we were off to give his stone crabs a whirl but at $55 per serve  we decided to give it a miss and trotted off round the corner where we enjoyed a nice evening for around $20 per head including tips taxes etc.

A lean lunch!

This is a very secure harbor but anchoring is allegedly difficult.... hence we paid for the mooring on that advice..... Its a short walk to "town" where you will probably find very little.
Lenny Kravitz was allegedly in town night doing a karaoke show and we had to hog tie Jo and drag her home or we'd have all been exhausted before the new year even began!. I should elaborate here. Jo Drummond has a gift, it you can call it that, for sniffing out a party. Any party. Your party wont be immune. If she can get there she'll be there dancing in the  crowd all night long!

Party animals prepare for New Year.
Well New Year has come and gone and a fabulous night it was. The Rainbow Resort Gatsby themed evening was full of fun and good food. The Junkanu put on by the local team was spectacular as usual with great music and yes...Jo danced all night!

On New Years Day we sailed south 15NM to Governors Harbor. The sail was easy and the weather good. There is a lovely Atlantic beach an easy 15 min walk over the hill and a quaint little town with good facilities for grocery fuel mail etc. 
Hatchet Bay
Farewell 2014.
It is a neat little town with a nice new small resort called French Leave. Right on the bay. Good prices and nice food.

Dunmore Town

We hired a car and drove north to Spanish Wells and Dunmore Town. Both small villages at the top end of Eluthera Isl on their own islands. Spanish Wells was all closed down and everyone was in church with the doors shut. So we left by way of the ferry which bought us and went by another ferry to Dunmore Town a short drive away. Quaint but quiet on a Sunday. The little houses are cute and many are old, dating to the 1700s. We ate, walked and swam before returning to Governors Harbor for a delicious dinner, courtesy of Jo n Paddy, at the French Leave Resort. The weather has been fabulous although a front is forecast so we may move further south to more shelter in Rock Sound. 

 Photos of  Jo and Paddys Visit to the Bahamas