Staniel Cay Cottages
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... Staniel Cay yacht club for a much sought after cold beer. The boats were low on stores and that included beer.
Had a great night with our little group and the crews from the Motor boats, "Sweet Freedom" and "Mighty Fine".
Staniel Cay yacht club was used as the set for the 007 film Thunderball. It's not actually a yacht club but has the necessary boat pennants and boat bits with the names on it to be close enough. And the beer was cold.
... where it could have gone.
With more research on the tides, we figured on it making its way north past the yachts after dark on the EBB tide. That meant it headed out through the pass to the sea. The wind would have kept pushing it back in and slightly northwards. So the search the next day was to the islands North. A quick dead reckoning said it could have made it up to 12nm away overnight but unlikely. An accurate guesstimate was ...
... for some pumps and pumpers (simunye crew). Tony myself and a couple of BDF and parks guys bailed with buckets. We made a fair dent in it before the electric pumps battery came onto the boat. Then the cavalry arrived to finish the job. Craig and Liza on hand pumps work tirelessly.
A bit of fun for the morning.
Then we found out why the island generator was so damn noisy. It was ...
... bullet proof and sounds bloody dreadful.
The Inspiration dinghy "desperation". has a current generation 9.9hp four stroke you can barely hear.
The mangroves system was so peaceful. The water barely had a ripple. The only sound was the few birds and the racket made by Tanaka. So pretty quickly the Simunye's threw us a rope and Tony towed them along with his motor purring away quietly.
The beach on the other side was worth the ...
... idea to let Craig and Christa go it alone for the day. A big step but as I only had a short time left I figured it was probably a good Idea. There was little more I could teach them in the short time left so the last task was really to give them the confidence to learn on their own. And I was only a quick dinghy ride away if need be.
Tony and Liza kindly offered to let me be crew on ...