Saturday, February 8, 2014

Time to go

Planning on leaving Marsh Harbor tomorrow. Got the coupling installed yesterday and changed the oil today. Gonna fuel up in the morning and head out of here. Exploring the Abaco Islands is on the schedule then heading back towards Florida. 

The Bahamas have been fun and interesting but also kinda a let down. There is a lot of poverty here and the rum is not as cheap as people say. The beaches are unbelievably beautiful and the sunsets are amazing but the sustainablity of living here long term seems a bit daunting. Assuming you could get work; everything costs so damn much it almost doesn't seem worth it. It's been a real adventure but I'm not sure this is the place for us, at least for now. 

The winter frontal systems kept us from getting as far south as we planned but maybe it's a blessing that we didn't go further yet. We had some serious break downs and it was a good thing that we were here to get parts and fix everything. From here we will head back West along the North coast of the Abacos then cross the Gulf Stream back to Florida. 

We don't have any grand plans yet but Ellen Louise has been known to do 55 mph to windward in the past. The West Coast is calling...yolo. 

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry, you're not alone, the Bahamas weren't for us either. I agree, the water and beaches were beautiful, but we couldn't find anything on shore to hold our interest. Plus the cost!! We're so happy that we over-provisioned in Florida, we went through ALL of it in the Bahamas instead of shopping there.