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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another Day in Paradise

Oh my, what a busy week it has been! After touring Nassau most of last week, I came down with flu like symptoms and spent most of Saturday in bed. This kept us in Nassau one more day, so on Sunday, we headed to Current, North Eleuthera. The sail over was great! The seas were as flat as I’ve ever seen, but we still a bit of a breeze, so we had the sails up and made it in just over 5 hours. We dropped anchor and Andie and Havyn made fast for the water. Havyn really likes the water, but she’s not so keen on the sand.
On Monday night it was quite hot (and it wasn’t just me) and I slept in the cockpit. I didn’t sleep too much, as we were circled by thunderstorms. The lightening was absolutely beautiful and lit the sky all about! In between the rainstorms, the almost full moon lit the sky along with all the stars in the world. If it hadn’t been for the gusts of 50knot winds all would have been peaceful. With more storms on the way, Gordon wanted to play it safe and move over to Spanish Wells, which fit the plan to attend Tevin Neilly’s 6th grade graduation today. For graduating only 21 students, it was a very lengthy ceremony, 3 hours!! (Havyn ate a box of animal crackers, a bag of fruit bites, a bottle of water and a banana!) Their message was “with determination and diligence come rewards,” very appropriate for the Bahamas! Tevin will start grade 7 in the fall, at the same school here in Spanish Wells. We were also able to meet up with Tony Symonette, who was only 16 the last time I saw him. Now he has 5 children, one who's in college in Florida. What a nice surprise that was. Although a little older, he still looked like Tony!

We are still waiting out some yucky weather (just like Florida with afternoon rain) and we’ll be here until Friday most likely! Havyn and Andie will get to see Spanish Wells and I'll have AC for a few nights!

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