Grand Isle Resort & Spa
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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 ...
... to keep his Spanish reading skills up it was nice to see him over 1/2 way through and enjoying the ease of an english novel. We ate lunch at the pool which was okay not as good as their dinners.
Dinner was wonderful again they have a good dinner chef team. After a day in the sunshine it was an early night...hmmm wait a minute every night is an early night :-))
Tomorrow weather permitting we will leave for Staniel Cay we will see.
... br> So today's activities involved filling our tanks and spare jerry cans with fresh water and fuel, laundry and groceries. We are still well stocked with main staples, so this was just to get some fresh fruit and veggies, eggs and butter, etc. for the next few days. Where we're going there will be grocery stores. We aren't falling off the face of the earth. The locals, after all, have to eat too!
We've had our "departure meeting with Simunye and both boats are ready to go! ...