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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cape Eleuthera, South Eleuthera, Bahamas

We finally got on our way early Saturday morning. Sailed all the way from Spanish Wells to the Current Cut, put the sails down never to go back up. We had a straight on head wind of 5-7 knots all the way to Cape Eleuthera, but the water was smooth. We tied up in the Cape Eleuthera Marina and Resort at 6:15 pm and we were the only boat, other than the owner there. It has come a long way since we were there last year. They now have fuel, water, electric, the Bahamian Coffee Company (Starbucks), “Barracuda’s”(a bar and restaurant), a general store and gift shop, but no Internet!

Gordon and I were treated to a fantastic fireworks display that many cities would envy on 4th of July and a local reggae band. The owner was in celebrating his birthday! Easter morning we had breakfast at the Bahamian Coffee Company before heading out to sea and to Hawk’s Nest, Cat Island.

We had such a wonderful trip south except, still no use for sails, and arrived in Hawk’s Nest at 5:30 pm to a welcoming committee of sand fleas!! I hate those D**m things!! Needless to say, there was no long walk along the beach at sunset with Schooner!! We both agree we won’t make this stop here again.

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