St Francis Resort
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... set up under a large tent, and food vendors selliing the traditional Bahamian food, plus many beer stands.
There was a straw market which was a big area where merchants so their souvenirs and hand made baskets, but that burned down the week before the regatta. It was sad to see, but Sandals down the road donated a large tent for the ladies to set up and sell what they had left.
April 15 we went to Lee Stocking Island. This was about a 28 nm sail and we ended up motor sailing part way and sailing the other half there. We anchored in a bay just out from what was once the Perry Institute for Marine Science. This was closed down in 2011 as there was not enough funding, but all the buildings, much of the equipment and whats left of an airport runway are still there. There were at least a dozen buildings and houses, and ...
... a boaters appy night (I like to call these corn buffets :-)) in the captains club house so we will likely go to that and I'll cook something here on the boat the supplies are getting low but I'm sure I can think of something.
We were off the dock by 9:30 the skipper said we should be with the winds mostly at our back, making our way to Staniel Cay. I have to say the Exuma Sound was not really thrilled to see us it was choppy getting ...
The winds are blowing really hard today the palm trees are whipping pretty good out there. So what to do today, I'm thinking I'll start the day with a nice long walk around the golf course and perhaps I'll try and get a spot at the pool at our neighbouring resort it is really too windy for the beach. My walk was wonderful what a lovely golf course beautiful views of the ocean, palm trees lots of sand traps it would be a difficult one ...
... it was time for another dip in the water. This time as we headed towards the beach we were greeted by 4 giant stingrays looking for lunch of their own. Tyler and Maya fed the family of stingrays conch scraps from the Conch Bar.
During the trip over from Black Point our SSB radio antenna came tumbling down from the top of the mast. This time it was ...