March 14 – Day 9 – Rose Island to Nassau Harbour Club – Good-bye S&J

Well, today is the day the kids leave to go back to reality, work and to winter in Canada. Sarah was up early and put the kettle on for coffee. It was fairly windy all night but the anchor held well. Sarah and James packed up their stuff and then Mike dingied us over to the steep stairs so we could walk over to the other side of the island where Sandy Toes has their beach.

We didn’t walk on their private beach as there were other beaches all around here. The tide was out and you could see lots of holes in the rocks, some filled with sand. Also the markings of birds in the sand.

Then we saw the sign! Should we or shouldn’t we? ๐Ÿ™‚ How about you guys? All this can be yours if the price is right!

And it even has a rope swing. Hey grand kiddies, look at Auntie Sarah go.

Just look at this beach.

Some more photos of the beach at one end.

We walked back out to the opening and called over to Mike to come get us. We shared the anchorage last night with just a few boats and all but 2 had gone this morning.

So we weighed anchor and left Rose Island at 09:36.ย ย  It is only an hour across so had the jib out for a bit and they got to haul it in one last time on this trip. They have their sad faces on as we get closer to the dock. Who would want to leave this warm, beautiful place and go back to winter?

Man, they are soaking up every last minute of the sun. And also get to see some of the sights of Nassau as it was dark when they arrived 9 days ago.

We walked up to the office at the marina and the lady called to reserve a cab for 14:00. We walked to the plaza and had a pizza for lunch. Yummy! Came back to the marina and got their bags. Then it was time to go.

Mr. Moss was their cab driver and his wife was the driver who had picked up Amber, Jason and kids 10 days ago. Mr. Moss says his wife likes to decorate their vans with different colours of ribbons for upcoming celebrations. This one is for Easter. They are a sweet couple. He just couldn’t understand how someone would want to go back to snow. lol

And then they were gone. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ We will surely miss them. We had great fun and wonderful weather albeit a couple days of wind. We will practise our dominoes games so we can beat James when we come home. ๐Ÿ™‚

The power has been off at the marina for a couple days. There was a fire in a BEC generating station and had not been restored. Luckily there was light enough in the bathrooms for showers for us but no laundry. The plaza had generators for back up so we made a few FaceTime calls.

We searched online from Starbucks for a laundry close by but there wasn’t any. Mike washed down the boat and as we talked to the guy in the slip beside us, we realized that we had met them in Annapolis. Ron and Lynne and their dog Buddy are from Grimsby, ON and sail Northern Spirit on Georgian Bay. They had just come back from the Exumas and were waiting for a part for their engine. They will head to the Abacos on Tuesday. We had a great chat.

We had leftover pizza for supper and turned in around 21:00

Well these last 2.5 weeks have brought us lots of joy and there have been many memories made. We’d love to do the same with you in the Bahamas, Becca, and with you guys, Scot, Jody and Margie. It really is better in the Bahamas. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our children are our greatest legacy.

Today we travelled 6.5 nm.

2 thoughts on “March 14 – Day 9 – Rose Island to Nassau Harbour Club – Good-bye S&J

  1. Happy to hear you finally made it to Sandy Toes! I imagine it was hard to say goodbye ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Only a few more weeks (hopefully!!) until we all see you again!
    PS – you missed us swinging on the rope on Rose Island!


    1. Yes, we didn’t get to see it as you and Jason went up by yourselves. Wished I had gotten some of the photos off your phone. Would have loved to have a couple of videos of the kids with the pigs.


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