Well we have left the Exumas and while it was a sad day, we know we have many more adventures and great new places to find! But not before we revisit some of our favorite places on the way back - after biblical thunder and lightning storms Monday night (great while we were out on anchor at Rose Island - NOT), on Tuesday morning (I checked a calendar because I rarely know what day it is anymore) we headed into the Nassau Harbor Club and were greeted by a smiling Peter who was there to help with our lines. It was actually fun returning to a port we'd already been through because we knew exactly what we wanted to do. The cats as you can see are also very at home here in Nassau - can they look any more relaxed or cuter???
On our way back to Tall Boys we saw this great funky bar called Big Daddy's Seaside Lounge and of course had to stop in for a cold Kalik - how could we possibly not!!!
Click here to see a Google map of our Nassau location.
The next morning after lots of boat chores we headed out through Nassau Harbor, past all the cruise ships, headed for Frazers Hog Cay in the Berry Islands in search of Herbie's rum punch!! Excitement was in the air as we had a long run and we were out of the Park so the dolphin slayers could fish!!! Bummer - they got skunked!! But we pulled up to the dock at the Berry Islands Club and Herbie was filleting a beautiful mahi which turned out to be our dinner for the evening anyways! On the dock we were entertained by 3 nurse sharks and 2 reef sharks that were in a feeding frenzy as Herbie would toss the mahi skin and carcass in the water. Several of the sharks had remoras attached to them (a type of fish that has almost like suction cups for feet that attach themselves to a shark or ray and eat what falls from the shark's mouth...very weird sight!)
Click here to see a Google map of our Frazers Hog Cay location.
The next morning we were off again - this time to head somewhere new - we were going to drop anchor further up in the Berry Islands off Soldier Cay. But the real excitement of the day was that the dolphin slayers got a chance to redeem themselves - we could fish the whole way! No sooner had the poles gone in the water when we heard Bob exclaim "fish on" - unfortunately it was a barracuda and went back over the side. Bob did manage to grab a small blackfin tuna, but he and I both lost "the big ones" - mine took the lure and everything - huge bummer!!
As we made the turn into our anchorage Doug smelled something in the engine room and we immediately had to shut down our starboard engine as coolant was spewing out and causing smoke as it hit the hot engines. UGH - I really hate having to moor or anchor on one engine, but at least we had the place to ourselves. We got the hook down and Bob came over to help - the boys got it fixed (at least temporarily) so we'll be good to go again when we want - it's great to travel with friends!! Especially when they save you from having to eat hot dogs because you were skunked fishing again - September Song had us over for fresh tuna sushi and tuna steaks on the grill!!! Boy was that blackfin tuna good!!! We all sat out on the foredeck having cinnamon pinwheels (my grandmother's recipe) and glasses of rum under the stars - now that's the way to finish off a great day!
The next morning we were off to explore the Berry Islands in the family car - Hobos and Half Note have a date with the dogs to explore and find lots of beaches!!
Click here to see a Google map of our Soldier Cay location.
Happy Birthday, Dee Dee!!!
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