My friend Wendy joined us right after Christmas for a 10 days and all I have is one picture to show for it. Why? Because we were too busy chatting away like we were in high school again.

IMG_0015

It was nice to have a helping hand aboard, whether with sailing or with the kiddos, though we did find our boat to be shrinking…or maybe it’s the kids that are getting bigger?

IMG_0017

We sailed from New Providence to Allan’s Cay, down to Norman’s Cay, where we met another kid boat, Kamarad. A buddy boat! Simon and his three girls were on winter break. The girls spoke mostly French, but somehow the kids all managed to play despite the language barrier. Simon and Tig got to go on a couple of “man-dates” aka spearfishing trips, but we didn’t get anything. Instead, V picked up a big conch and we had conch fritters on our boat.

We sailed together to Staniel Cay and revisited a couple of familiar places.

IMG_0038

IMG_0041

O returns from his first snorkeling experience at Thunderball Grotto.

IMG_0049

IMG_0051

IMG_0053

Of course, the swimming pigs.

IMG_0054

The Kamarad girls preferred to watch the pigs from their dinghy.

After our adventures at Staniel Cay, Wendy had to catch a flight home. We left Staniel Cay that day and had a beautiful beam-reach sail to Lee Stocking Island. We made our way down to Georgetown in the next couple of days.

IMG_0102

IMG_0122

O caught a little fish off our boat.

IMG_0128

V made a friend, B.,  from Italy.

IMG_0131

Watching conch salad being made at the Conch Shack.

IMG_0136

The conch are delivered live, about five tied together with a rope through holes (see bottom right). My understanding is that three conch can scheme to get away, but five won’t agree on any one direction (I believe we call that a committee), so they stay stuck.

IMG_0110

Kamarad rejoins us!

IMG_0143

IMG_0149

Five little monkeys.

Sadly, winter break came to an end and Simon and the girls left. We miss them.

Save

Save

Share

One Reply to “Buddy Boating again”

  1. Thanks for having me! I had an amazing time. I did manage to get one picture of both of us together. I think it should be in the pictures Tig downloaded from the GoPro. Next time, N will have to join us!

Comments are closed.