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Trip Start Feb 22, 2011
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Flag of Bahamas  , Marsh Harbour,
Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, March 11 - This morning we tuned in to the Cruiser's Net on the VHF channel 68 at 8 a.m. Sailors and businesses from all the nearby harbors call in to relay information. They mention community events and what boats left what harbor and they also give the weather forecast and any breaking news. This is how we heard about the earthquake in Japan. So we went ashore to get online for more information. We had a very lazy day lounging at the pool at Hope Town Hideaways, the marina next door. Since we are staying at Hope Town marina we have pool privileges there.
I saw a porpoise yesterday and it reminded me of a story about a porpoise named Pelorus Jack. "Pelorus, the Latin name of the pilot of Hannibal's ship, is the name given to a nautical device for taking bearings. Pelorus Jack was a porpoise that swam about off French Pass, New Zealand, in the 19th century. He met all ships approaching the pass and piloted them through the maze of rocks. One day, a passenger aboard a ship pulled out a pistol and shot Pelorus Jack, for sport. The porpoise was wounded but recovered. He continued to meet ships off French Pass, with the sole exception of the ship that carried the passenger who shot him."
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