There were a few boats anchored in Thompson Bay on Monday when we arrived. We waved to Bonnie Lass before anchoring near the beach where we hung out last year. Predictions of foul weather kept us on board. Early morning on Tuesday strong wind clocked around from the southeast to the west bringing bouncy waves. We moved out of the V-berth into the central berth to be able to continue sleeping!
When the wind moved to the north we had smoother waters. We lowered the dinghy and headed for Long Island Breeze for lunch and wifi. We took Bailey with us as he hadn’t been off the boat in a while. The almost 3 mile ride into Salt Pond was especially sweet with our new motor! We found some nice additions to LI Breeze including a large floating dinghy dock, better food and an additional large washer and dryer.
In the evening we went ashore for dinner at Tryphena’s. We joined about 14 other cruisers for a real Bahamian feast–cracked grouper and conch, plantains, peas and rice, curry, mac and cheese, salads and other dishes I can’t remember. The food was just as delicious as we remembered from last year. She made a few changes to Club Thompson Bay–new seating. Sadly, she doesn’t have wifi anymore and we couldn’t get the knockout Goombay smash (they made some rum punch which may have had a whiff of rum added.)
Wednesday brought yet another cold front through (same story, different day.) We stayed aboard all day Thursday waiting for the wind to die down. On Friday we rented a car and drove south to explore the island. Lunch and the Forrest restaurant south of Clarencetown was just as good as last year. We also stopped at Deans Blue Hole and walked the beaches. I found one hamburger bean!
Today (Saturday) we’re doing laundry and catching up on internet stuff. There’s another cold front coming in tonight…