Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Exuma Park at Warderick Wells

Strathspey, Blue Heaven and First Edition pushed through big seas to get here to avoid the predicted NW winds that have since been removed from the forecast. But we did manage to have some good social events while here.

On the first night Blair demonstrated his musical talent aboard First Edition by serenading the anchorage and mosquito infestation with a sunset bagpipe medley, to every one's delight. The next day we took a long hike with Arlene and Al and found incredibly high tides and a changed layout, perhaps the effect of Sandy. We dinghied over to Summersalt and introduced ourselves, and welcomed John and Suzie to cruising in the Bahamas. We passed along our tip to insert all of the waypoints from the Explorer Charts while in the Exumas, and ignore the Navionics chart data. All new cruisers here saddled with this software discover this sooner or later. Bear this is mind if buying new equipment! Blue Heaven hosted us all for dessert and espresso made by Strathspey and the girls whooped the boys at games.

This morning First Edition meanders down to Pipe Creek for some sea glass and shelling, and perhaps some fishing on the Sound. Report to follow when internet is available again!

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