We were up early this morning to get the blog uploaded and after showers, taking on fuel and water and settling up our bill at the marina, we motored away at 10:20 It was a beautiful morning as we passed by Black Sound and New Plymouth.
Winds were NE 5-10 but at the Whale Cay Passage, they were 15 kn. A bit choppy but not too bad. The surf up on the shore was noticeable and we also met another fishing boat today. We’ve noticed they always drag little work boats behind them.
We kept looking for red and green markers from a distance and through the binoculars couldn’t tell what colour this one was. As we got closer, we knew why. Guess the paint is long gone. There were lots of homes along the waterfront, with more building going on too.
We hear a noise overhead and saw this seaplane coming down. We wondered if it was one of the puddle jumpers we’ve heard about that can bring family or friends from an airport to whatever island your boat is on or if it was a private plane with a home here.
Tomorrow we will head into town to check out the stores and look for an internet provider. We were lucky today to have television stations so we got caught up on the news and watched some TV shows. We caught some of these photos before the sun went down. In the first one, you will see the barge in the harbour. It is the one we met on our way over here today. It is based out of here and it went right beside us on it’s way back in tonight. Love seeing how busy these little tugs are.
Today we travelled 24.9 nm.