You probably thought we left Isle of Hope already but…

Captain one arm

Yes, Skip developed a nasty infection from that cut on his hand (that everyone said looked really bad.)  It started with a slight swelling and redness in Charleston that progressed to being so swollen that he finally got it checked out.  The Urgent Care doctor in nearby Sandfly was great.  He took one look yesterday and pumped Skip full of antibiotics and gave him a steroid shot.  When he checked it this morning it looked better.  He’ll check it again tomorrow before giving him the ‘go ahead’.  In the meantime, captain one arm is taking it easy!

We’re enjoying our extended stay here at the Isle of Hope marina.  On Sunday night we had dinner with Catherine and David (Solitaire II) who we met in the Bahamas on our first trip there.  We were all stuck at Old Bahama Bay in West End for about a week waiting for good weather to move on.  We celebrated Christmas there together!

It was great catching up with David and Catherine who keep their lovely Sabre 402 in Thunderbolt for the summer.  The restaurant was excellent too.  I couldn’t imagine having a meal of Charleston caliber in a tiny town called Sandfly!  If you have a chance to stop here, don’t miss the tuna dish at the Driftaway cafe.  It was exceptional!

Catherine and David (Solitaire II)
Catherine and David (Solitaire II)

Amazing tuna dish at the Driftaway cafe
Amazing tuna dish–wasabi and ginger sauces surround sesame crusted tuna slices

Yesterday, while Skip took care of his hand we did laundry at the little shop in Sandfly.  After lunch at the barbecue place we did some shopping before heading back to the marina.

Laundromat Lady with Mr. Brown
The lady who ran the laundry had a mascot named Mr. Brown

Bob and Pam left this morning (sniff…sniff…) to spend Thanksgiving in Jekyll Island.  We’ll catch up, don’t worry!

Today we spent the afternoon wandering around the Bonaventure Cemetery.  What an interesting place!

Bonaventure Cemetery
Picnic lunch at Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery
Sad Angel

Bonaventure Cemetery
Johnny Mercer’s tomb

Bonaventure Cemetery
4 tiny graves

Bonaventure Cemetery
Epitaph on Conrad Aiken’s grave

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery
Blue Sky — finally!

Bonaventure Cemetery

The weather is finally clearing and getting warmer.  We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving here and move on Friday.

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