05 February 2007

Green Turtle Cay

February 5, 2007

Grattis pÄ födelsedagen Sofia!
Happy Birthday Sofia!

We’ve been settling in nicely at Green Turtle Cay. We’ve gotten to know quite a few of the other sailors in the anchorage as well as some people on shore.

Yesterday afternoon Hans and Alan (from Voila!) walked to the beach to do some surf-side fishing. Hans caught a nice sized yellowtail snapper (before the reel broke on the fishing rod) which we fried up for dinner.

Last night we made the 20 minute dinghy trip to town to watch the Superbowl (boo Colts) and had a VERY wet dinghy ride back to the boat. Hans was steering and bailing at the same time and Kristen was using her full-length yellow raincoat to try to block the waves that were going over our heads. But we still love our 7.5 foot dinghy. Even if it is a little on the wet side. At least the water was warm!

Today Voila! left Green Turtle Cay on their way North to Florida and then home. As they motored out the anchorage, we quickly pedaled to the north end of the island to catch a glimpse of them. The winds were so strong that they had already gotten pretty far away from Green Turtle Cay so they were quite far away but we were able to see them through our binoculars. It is quite windy today so they were the only boat out there.

Whisper at anchor at Green Turtle Cay (taken today around noon).

The dinghy dock at the Green Turtle Club. They are very friendly to sailboats at anchor and let us use the dinghy dock, laundry, etc.

Our bikes parked on a trail on the island.

Voila! sailing in the distance.