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.
So we weighed anchor and left Rose Island at 09:36. 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?
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. 😦 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. 🙂
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. 😉
Our children are our greatest legacy.
Today we travelled 6.5 nm.