Brad, Dan and Scott's Sailing Adventure

"There she is boys! The SS More Powerful than Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and the Incredable Hulk combined." This space will be used to post updates of our odyssey.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Family

1/11/07-1/13/07

Apparently Nassau shuts down when there are no cruise ships in the harbor. We went to check out this hopping bar, Senor Fogs. We had been told by multiple people that this was the bar to check out for a wild time. It must be that 99% of their customer base is cruise ship related because it was deserted. We enjoyed ourselves none the less.

The next morning Jen departed and we were on the water again. After getting water and diesel we set off to Shroud Cay. The wind was heavy 20-25 and 30 in the squalls. We sailed with only our jib and still reached speeds or 7.5 knots.

On the 13th we made our way to Staniel Cay to meet Dan’s family under similar conditions. The wind made for a quick ride and we arrived a little after noon. The Aries armada welcomed us to the anchorage by inviting us to a pig roast on the beach. The Schlauchs accompanied us to the roast. There were around 70 people that gathered for the pot luck style roast. It was amazing to me how expensive the pig was when there are pigs just wandering on the beach where we are anchored. Apparently these pigs are a tourist attraction and cannot be killed. In all the pig cost 700 dollars, which although I have no concept of what a pig in the states cost, seems ridiculously expensive. Then again, we are in the Bahamas.

The roast went well with only a couple minutes of rain showers after dinner. The company was exceptional and I was able to obtain a few secrets of fishing in these waters. Next passage we should catch a couple more fish.

3 Comments:

  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There is an ice storm here (NY)causing our thoughts to dwell even more on a warmer climate and on the men in the Bahamas. (Sorry for sounding like a calendar theme) Are you picking up any scuttlebutt from the locals you speaking with re: the conditions of the reef, the aubundace/scarcity of fish, climate extremes,etc.? p.s. loved your last video...Jean

     
  • At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So today weather.com says its 1 degree feels like -8. Hope your'e having fun in the sun.
    Jen

     
  • At 3:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think you should go into the pig trade with those prices! -Robin

     

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