Way back in February, Rob, Courtney and Jackie visited with us on Moorahme while we were at Emerald Bay Resort Marina. They had many great adventures, including swimming off the dock beside our boat the day they arrived, and when they got out of the water there was a shark swimming under the dock….lol!
The look on their faces when I pointed it out to them was priceless. It was a nurse shark, which are normally not aggressive. They enjoyed a week of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and lounging under the warm sun. It was great fun having them there with us, and they were able to see Moorahme for the first time.
While at Emerald Bay Resort Marina, John and Marcia from Remora joined us, and one day we rented a car and did some touring. We had a nice trip into Georgetown, and there we met an old friend from Blind River, Dave Dobbs, who keeps his 38 foot C+C sailboat in the Georgetown area.
We had a great visit! We also made a nice side trip to the tropic of Cancer just south of Georgetown, and had a great tour of parts of the island that we would not have seen without a rental car.
We left John and Marcia at Emerald Bay Resort Marina and began our trip north to head back to the mainland of the U.S. John and Marcia were expecting company, and it was time for us to start thinking about returning home. We stopped at Black Point for a few days, and it was a wonderful anchorage that even had another boating couple from the Windsor area. They were on an almost new Kady Krogen trawler, and it was a beauty. I forgot their boat card back on Moorahme, and I do not remember their last name, but they are great folks. We were invited on board for a tour of the boat and a coffee, even though they were prepping to pull anchor and head off.
As usual, we met some great fellow boaters in Black Point.
Happier Hour at the local watering hole on Mondays was a fun time, and a good social hour for the boaters in the area. Black Point has a blow hole, a natural hole created in the coral where when the ocean is rough enough the water blows up through the hole.
Not quite Old Faithful type proportions, but fun to see nonetheless.
The beach is amazing, the holding is even better, and it is well protected from all winds except a wind from the east. A couple of the boats that made the same crossing to Bimini that we did were there as well. And the home made fresh bread, although expensive at $6 a loaf, was just to die for!