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.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

New Photos are up



Christmas night was a blast. We went to a party filled with 120 other
cruisers. The food was delicious. I ate more that night than I had in
the past three days. Our age creates a strange dynamic at these
gatherings. The cruisers have an average age in the sixties and maybe
there are a handful of early retirees who still could be our parents and
then there are the kids of the cruisers who make us feel old. It is not
a bad thing because the adults take us under their wing and try to teach
us the ways of cruising, but it would be nice to have a few more people
to hang out with.

The 26^th -29^th were spent treading water while Brad and I waited for
Jeff and Dan to arrive. We played a lot of volleyball and had people
over to the boat at night. We fell in to the rhythm of the cruising
community in Georgetown. Always convinced that the weather would make
traveling elsewhere unbearable the community becomes content with their
chosen location turning sailboats into permanent residences.

Dan and Jeff arrived on the 29^th exhausted after missing their
connection and not sleeping the night before. We headed out to Peace and
Plenty, a local bar, with a few people that we became friends with,
Ensley, Mandy, Nolan and Jack. We had moved the boat closer to town for
the night to make it an easier dingy ride so when Dan finally succumbed
to sleep we had a quick trip back to the boat.

Dan and Jeff were promptly familiarized with the necessity of a
favorable weather window as our plans to travel to the Ragged Islands to
the south of Great Exuma were tossed aside due to high winds. Instead we
played volleyball and relaxed like everyone else.

New Years day the cruisers organized a similar gathering as Christmas.
We schmoozed with the adults for awhile and headed back to Peace and
Plenty for a live band. Nolan brought us across the harbor in a large
center consol that made in 5 minutes what takes our dingy 30 minutes.
Long live the 3.3hp. We enjoyed the music and the youth. Some time
around 12 Dan told Jeff that he would give him 15 dollars for pushing
anyone in our company in the swimming pool. Jeff promptly sacrificed
himself as he jumped in the pool dragging Dan in with him. The
controversy is whether Dan excluded himself from the bet or not? We will
never know if Dan actually owes Jeff 15 dollars for dunking Dan. It was
quite a night. They didn't count down to the New Years though which is