One Week To Go…

Well, one week from today, today being May 14th, we will be on our way back to Moorahme.  We have confirmed with Avis a one way rental to Brunswick, Georgia of a nice, new Tahoe to make the return trip.  With a stopover in Asheville, North Carolina to pick up our new secondary anchor, a Fortress 37.  This will break the trip up somewhat, and leave us a six hour trip to complete our journey.  Beth will be returning her 2011 Infiniti G37x four door sedan next Wednesday, with less than 92,000 kilometres on it.  It was a great car for us.

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!

They just looked at the nurse shark under the dock

They just looked at the nurse shark under the dock

Catching some rays

Catching some rays

Courtney, Jackie and Rob snorkeling in Emerald Bay

Courtney, Jackie and Rob snorkeling in Emerald Bay

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.

Lunch in Georgetown with John and Marsha and friends from Blind River Dave Dobbs and Rita.

Lunch in Georgetown with John and Marsha and friends from Blind River Dave Dobbs and Rita.

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.

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer

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.

Sunset at Black Point

Sunset at Black Point

The anchorage at Black Point

The anchorage at Black Point

Black Point - Looking at The Exuma Banks side

Black Point – Looking at The Exuma Banks side

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.

The Blow Hole at Black Point

The Blow Hole at Black Point

Not quite Old Faithful type proportions, but fun to see nonetheless.

Black Point - Looking at the Ocean side

Black Point – Looking at the Ocean side

Ocean side of Black Point - lots of big waves crashing on the rocks

Ocean side of Black Point – lots of big waves crashing on the rocks

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!

The boating world is a very pleasant one to be in, almost everyone we have met have been happy, outgoing resourceful people who are enjoying life, and some are living the dream by being full time liveaboards.  Don’t think we’ll reach that point, but I am hoping that we will spend a great deal of time on our sailboat, the Caribbean is calling!
So, due to this post again being late, and our already having arrived in Brunswick, I am going to call it a wrap.  I am confident that Beth will be placing a ton of pics in the blog from when the kids were visiting.  My next entry should be all up to date.
So, until next time, keep your stick on the ice
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One thought on “One Week To Go…

  1. Hey Beth and Randy! Told you I love reading about your travels. Randy you are such a good writer.
    Keep having fun and sending notes and pictures. I especially love the the sunset at Black Point picture. Awesome. Until next time.

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