25 April 2007

George Town, Exumas

April 25, 2007

After a great visit from Hans’ parents we all had a tearful goodbye on Monday afternoon. Karin and Roger are on their way back to Sweden, with some good memories and pretty decent tans for a couple of Swedes! On Whisper, we’re back to our island explorations, although it is a little lonely and quiet now.

Two pictures from the "Atlantic" side of Stocking Island. It's really the Exuma Sound, but looks like the ocean!

It’s regatta time in George Town, so we’re hanging out here for the events. It is the biggest thing that happens here every year with traditional wooden sailboats coming from all over the Bahamas to race in the Family Island Regatta. Lots of food, drink and racing to look forward to this week. Yesterday we watched the juniors race. It was blowing over 20 knots but they weren’t deterred and the racing was very close and exciting. One boat sank!

Two "D" class sailboats during the Juniors' Race. All of the boats are captained and crewed by kids under 18, although each is allowed two adults on board. Considering the winds, waves, and size of boats, these kids are really talented sailors.

A fishing seminar held near the "Chat-n-Chill" beach bar on Volleyball Beach.

Some cruisers playing volleyball. George Town has been described as a summer camp for adults in the Bahamas. There are lots of planned activities and they all take place on or near Volleyball Beach.


Anonymous said...

Hej Hans och Kristen!
Äntligen hemma kan jag säga efter två dagar på jobbet. Vi längtar redan tillbaka till er. Jag och Roger har haft två underbara veckor tillsammans med er. Tack för härliga upplevelser och spännande utmaningar. Vetskapen om att ni båda har det bra, både med varandra och med båten, gör livet mycket lättare för oss. Nu VET vi att ni har det underbart. Vår nästa resa är redan under planering....
Stora kramar och pussar
Ma och givetvis också Pa.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys!

It's Marion (hope you remember). I was sitting around a couple of days ago, updating my CV and I remembered Clark and AI, and then you guys... So I wondered what you were up to these days and thanks to google, here I am.

Sounds so lovely what you guys are doing. I looked at all the pictures, and read the entries, and I'm so happy for you, and congratulate you for taking on such a huge & wonderful adventure/fulfilling your dream. WOW! :) Hope you don't mind me coming back every now and then to check up on your tans and Ms. KitKats intake of tuna. ;)


Kate said...

Remember the Chat and Chew on the way to Ludlow? I thought that was the grossest name ever (except for the nightclub name we came up with -- the Grope and Guzzle) -- but the Chat and Chill just sounds nice, mostly because it's in the Bahamas. But you know. I make connections where I can...