Sunday, May 4, 2014

Quick Catch-Up

Well, we’ve done a lot since my last few blogs. Mr Mac is actually back in the states for the first time in more than three years. Our welcome? Dozens of fast, rude powerboats and big sportfishing boats cutting us off and waking us as we attempted to enter the Lake Worth Inlet. Not a good sign. On the bright side, we were able to quickly get an emergency dental appointment for Chris, and we discovered the Palm Beach Sailing Club. A small but friendly place, the club welcomes transient cruisers. They were a great help to us in getting wifi to find a dentist, allowing us to use their dinghy dock, providing information on the surrounding area, and letting us take our first HOT SHOWERS in I don’t know how long. Next time we’re in the area, we’ll certainly avail ourselves of their facilities.

Anyway…since my Grand Case, we’ve been to the US Virgin Islands to provision and meet up with friends who are themselves leaving for distant cruising grounds: Kookaburra to the western Caribbean, and La Luna across the Atlantic. Then to the Bahamas, where we reveled in the unsurpassed water color and clarity, got in some excellent snorkeling, and met up with Nomad (formerly on Faith), and the crew of Windermere, who were actually ashore on Little Majors Spot by Staniel Cay. Then to Nassau to host Anne’s brother Greg and his daughter Terry for a few days, back to Georgetown to meet with our friends Joe and Kim, and finally across the Gulf Stream to Florida.  Busy, busy, busy. I'll posting more detailed info on some of these subjects in the near future. For now, we’re headed up the US coast to our base for the summer: Chesapeake Bay. We’ve previously passed through the bay, but never really explored it. Woo hoo! New cruising grounds.