It was time to say goodbye to George Town. We stayed a little longer than we’d planned so that we could pick up our friends Patrick, Greg and Kara. Once they arrived we gave them a day to enjoy the sites of George Town (i.e. swimming in the gorgeous water and Chat n Chill) and then headed out.
After our morning chores were done it was time to test the water. Lots of jumping off the boat and swimming ensued.
Patrick in the air.
Greg and Patrick in the water.
After getting tired out from swimming it was time to hit the Chat n Chill for a cold one. We relaxed on the benches outside, then played some volleyball and had one last CnC cold one with our friends Bill and Laurie.
Starting to relax.
Patrick, Greg and Kara
Patrick checking out the stingray.
Chilling….. and Chatting
The next day we headed north for Little Farmers. It was a nice day to be out on the water. The cut was a little hairy but with Ryan at the helm we made it with no problems. We anchored off a secluded beach for the night and everybody but Stanley and I swam to shore for some afternoon entertainment. Stanley and I took the dinghy and hung out on the beach until the others arrived.
A nice sunset topped off the evening.
Stanley on the lookout for coral.
It was so calm one day that our anchor was right next to us.
Ryan relaxing in the cockpit. And check out those rad sun shades!
Too small for dinner.
Sand Dollar Beach
The beach our boat is anchored in front of.
Ryan trying to find some conch to eat. No luck!
Kirk and Donna walking.
Stanley’s got a stick!
Stanley and I made a new friend. (See creepy crab on the bench!)
So long for now to our friends on Ainulindale! For their last night in George Town we went to the St Francis Yacht Club for dinner. Yummy fish for everyone! We will try to catch up with them on the way north!
Donna and I posing.
Enjoying some drinks before dinner.
Ryan’s glorious locks flowing in the breeze.
We spent most of our time in George Town anchored off of Sand Dollar Beach on Stocking Island. There are a few distinct areas where people anchor. Kidd’s Cove is right by town so you go there if you need grocerys, water or have some business in town. Volleyball beach is right in front of the Chat N Chill so that’s where all the party people go. Monument is supposed to be nice but more buggy. And then Sand Dollar where we stayed is nice and quiet and protected. And it had the added benefit of being right next to our friends Kirk and Donna on Ainulindale!
We took a walk with them one day to the beach on the Atlantic side and enjoyed the views over there.
Getting to the beach
Gorgeous photos of the beach
Gorgeous (ha ha) photo of us
Some funny little birds
More pictures of Stanley playing on a beach
We made it to George Town Exumas. This is an interesting place as it is the winter home of a number of cruising boats. People come down here and stay for months anchored in the harbor. They plan social outings and congregate daily for beers, volleyball, dominoes and some chatting and chilling at the Chat n Chill Bar and Restaurant.
Ryan and I found out that they call it the Chat n Chill because you have plenty of time to do that while you’re waiting in line to get a beer. And just try and get something to eat! They have embraced the slow food movement. 😉 That aside the staff are really friendly and the crowd of cruisers is fun to hang out with.
Inside the restaurant
Outside at the benches and on the beach
The friendly wild life