NOTE: As we write this, it is Wednesday, March 4. The kids left today after a fun filled full week of sun and loads of adventure. Tayton surely enjoyed his “venture around the world on the boat”, as he calls it. All Easton had waited for was to play in the sand, and it was more than he could have imagined, it seemed. Elle just wanted to be cuddled and be her sweet self. They were all extremely good and each one of them slept when tired. It was not unusual to see them sleeping in the cockpit, any of the salon seats, even when we were in the dinghy going back to the boat, they would fall asleep. I’m sure Amber and Jason will be exhausted after the plane trip home but we are thankful for their visit. Because of the great visit, we did not work on the blog while they were here. We also took over 700 photos too! We will try our best to get caught up but we are getting ready for more family. Sarah and James come on Friday, the 6 until the 14th ! Hooray!! That gives us a 2 day turn around, so with laundry, grocery shopping and Mike has to do some maintenance on Persuasion, I can’t promise how many blogs will get done.
Today is the 6th and we finally have day 1 of Amber’s visit ready to upload. May have time to get another one done as Sarah and James’s flight was delayed this morning via Charlotte, North Carolina to here so they departed late and are now flying from Ottawa to Fort Lauderdale with a 5 hour layover before they board for Nassau. 😦 They get in at 18:20 now instead of 13:30.
So here we go…..let’s continue on with the February 25 blog.
Today’s the day! Day 1 of Amber, Jason and the grandkids visit. We were up early and after breakfast, Mike hosed the salt off the boat and scrubbed the deck and cockpit. I washed out the water tanks before we filled them and oops, I knocked the lid of one down behind the tank. And it went right under the tank. No way to reach it! Shoot! The only way to get it out, was to remove the whole tank. So, Mike got to work getting that out. You know how you wanted to see work onboard Richard, well here you go. lol. Actually, you will see alot more life onboard with the grandkids here.
Here is some shots of Mike getting it all back together. Just in time to head up and wait for the kids to arrive at 12:30. So exciting. Elle was climbing over everyone in the taxi van to get to Grampie.
Jason barbequed and we had a great supper. It was a memorable first day of the kids enjoying the Bahamas. And to make it even better, we could see the sun starting to set over Nassau and Atlantis in the distance.
Today we travelled 6.3 nm.