Gems At Paradise Resort
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... Sun with overnight stops at the various islands on the way. (I really dislike using the P word, but that's our current Plan.)
At least we've had everything we need while here...Internet, garbage disposal, groceries, the packing house for fresh fruit and veggies... Oh, and this harbour is full of turtles!!! We see at least ten every trip to shore. How lovely!
I don't expect to have Internet over the next few islands, so you will hear from us when we reach Provo!!! ;)
... night by some means or another so we had room service, sat on the balcony for a while then went back to bed. This morning we were up and about early, downstairs in the dining room for breakfast around 7.30. We chatted to a couple from Toronto and another couple about some of the cruises we had all done. I'm apparently abnormal for not liking that godforsaken place called Alaska !! Ah well, there ...
... 8211; a deep drop off close to shore with only a narrow bank, and fewer protected anchorages.
Our plan was to explore the west side of Long Island, including a visit to a popular cruiser stop at Salt Pond (Thompson Bay) which has sufficient civilization to find a laundry and access the internet to post updates to this blog. After those chores we'd traverse the around-the-shallows, west-then-south "channel" exit route ...
We arrived on Long Island after a short flight from Nassau. We were scheduled to land in Deadmans Cay but instead flew to Stella Maris at the north end of the island because Deadmans airport was closed due to a plane crash the day before. Fortunately no one was injured. For us it just meant a longer ride to our beach house in Lochabar Bay.
Our ride was at Stella to pick us up and off we went on the one main road that runs the length of ...
By wednesday, the seas had calmed enough for us to make the trek across the Exuma Sound to Long Island. The winds were favorable so captain Pete set up his self steering device he's been tinkering with since he was back home in New Hampshire. It's still not perfect but it did steer us in the right direction for a good 45 minutes w/out anyone on the tiller. Pretty soon Strolla will be steering us across the ...