Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 17-19 Lucaya

Mitch & Barb discussing the days events
The marina here is delightful.  A nice large pool, well manicured landscaping and a nice Tiki Bar.  Judy remembers the giant hot dogs at the Tiki Bar so we arrive just in time to have  a few Kaliks and a giant hot dog.
Then it is nap time or cleaning the salt off the boat from our last few days of travel.  Both got accomplished on both boats but I am not sure  in what order.

The next day we take the water taxi across to the Lucayan Village.  A multitude of gift shops, restaurants, knick knack stores and and everything in between.  Mitch is looking for some cigars.  Lots of Cuban cigars available.  He says I am not smoking $20 bills, so he bargains for a couple of $10 ones.  Lunch at a local Bahamian eatery.  Jerk chicken for me.  Very good

The reason we are here is that we are looking for a weather window to cross over to the States.  The weather looks favorable for a Wednesday crossing to Fort Lauderdale.  Up at the crack of dawn for the crossing.  The clouds look ominous but the weatherman says a 20% chance of rain.  It didn't take us long to decide that the  wind blowing the night before had built up some large swells that would make the 12 hour crossing uncomfortable so instead we made a uey and were tied up back at our slip by 8 am.  We rented a car and headed to the west end of the island stopping at Paradise cove and Deadman's reef for lunch
Paradise Cove

Barb's brother in law Campbell owns some property nearby so we  made an inspection.

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