Watching the dingy races

Trip Start Feb 22, 2011
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Flag of Bahamas  , Marsh Harbour,
Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday, March 13 - Woke up this morning as every morning to the symphony of the Mockingbirds. They sing one song for about 6 notes then switch to another song and you never hear the same song twice. They are beautiful to listen to. Today Den & I went ashore to watch the weekly dingy races sponsored by Hope Town Sailing Club. There were 9 Sunfish and 5 Bahamian wood dingies. We had a great spot to watch them sail out the narrow channel to the race course, two deck chairs facing the entrance to the harbor (see picture). A family from Toronto stopped to chat while we were sitting there and told us they are staying at a friend's villa at the southern end of Elbow Cay. One guy named the entire roster of the 1968 Detroit Tiger's team. He grew up in Windsor and loved to come to the games. We stopped at Water's Edge for lunch and had more conch and wahoo. It's a wonder we haven't sprouted gills! It was a very quiet day today. Nothing is open on the island and it's our last night in Hope Town. We'll miss it. I think we could make this our winter home. Once back to the boat we met Charlie from Bama Belle, a 39' trawler docked across from us. He's retired from the Hawaiian Tropics sunscreen company and invited us aboard to watch the sunset and have drinks and snacks. He arrived at West End the same day we did and we keep running into him in various anchorages but have never met him. He's doing the great loop with crew members joining him from time to time. He said he'll call us when he gets to Lake Michigan sometime this summer. Tomorrow we head to Man-o-War Cay.
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