Today we pulled anchor and sailed around the corner to Orchid Bay Marina. It was blowing 30+ kts on the nose. Man I’m glad we have those extra reefs in the main sail. We probably shouldn’t have been towing Coco, since the waves were steep and close together. The first one came clear across the boat and into the cockpit, soaking both of us befor we put the dodger back up.
You see, it was only a mile sail and we weren’t expecting that much wind. But since we were anchore behind an island, the wind was deceivingly light.
We made it into the Marina no problem, no drama. Although it was tricky with the wind on the beam. Plugged in to top up the batteries, dropped off the laundry and filled the tanks and took out the trash. Well worth the $50 or so bucks it’ll cost us to tie up for the night.
Things are all just so much easier this time around. Last time we were in the Bahamas, we were rowing to shore in our tiny folding dinghy from a boat that had no toilet, no running water, no fridge, not much food on board, no autopilot and no reefs in the sails. Not to mention filming on our phone and GoPro only. Oh, and no money in our bank account either.
My how things have changed.
LOCATION: Orchid Bay Marina
$30 for 50A shore Power