Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thompson Bay, Long Island

We travelled with Savage Son on one of those perfect days to Salt Pond at Thompson Bay, where we reconnected with Far Niente and My Destiny. We spend a lot of time here at the LI Breeze which offers great food and better yet, the only internet signal around. Unfortunately we have to dinghy in to use it but beggars cannot be choosers.

There are over 20 boats here this trip, which is the most on any of our visits here. Fortunately for us, Traphina, the owner of Club Thompson Bay, hosted a buffet soon after our arrival, and it seemed that every boater in the harbor attended.
It has been a rough couple of years for the Bahamians with the US economy situation as fewer boaters are coming to the Bahamas, and even fewer are dining out. And Club Thompson Bay, which used to be THE place here, has been usurped by the Breeze, with their up scale dining and that internet signal.
Traphina pulled out all the stops, delivering lobster, grouper, and chicken (although all served up fried as is the custom in the Bahamas), potato salad, peas and rice, cole slaw, fritters, and ribs. These dinner get togethers are always a great time to meet new people and share a couple of Kaliks. The ride home in the dark is usually interesting.

We have finalized our choice of builder, negotiated and agreed on the contract, and set up payment arrangements, all while sitting here at the Long Island Breeze. Willow is so excited to hear that Grammie and Aye-Aye will be close by.

I think I am too.

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