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Posted by on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Bahamas Anchorages, Exuma Islands | 0 comments

Good Friends in Staniel Cay

We’re back in Staniel Cay for a second time on our way back North, so we can head to Eleuthera. There is no video for this post. Why you ask? Well…

First, we’ve already been here, and we really didn’t do anything you haven’t seen before. And second, in the words of Ross Geller, “We were on a break!” We used this time to recharge our batteries. While filming is great, it is also a lot of work. We just didn’t worry about having a camera on us all the time, and just spent time together as a family and making new friends.

3.27.17 Moved to Staniel Cay today. We anchored in the same place as last time by Thunderball Grotto. Great sail today. Molly likes to take many photos of herself making weird faces while under sail. What a great kid.

N 24*10.693 W 76*26.760

3.28.17 We did school this morning. Molly had a really great school day! Molly lounged in her bed and played on the kindle. We had lunch on the boat, and after lunch we went to town to the grocery stores. We found this really cute swing outside near the pink store. Molly really enjoyed playing on it.

3.29.17 We did some more school today, we have quite a bit of catching up to do since we slacked off while in Black Point. Then, this afternoon, we went snorkeling with Jeff and Katina on Bali Ha’i. Ben caught a big eye fish and a huge lobster! We invited them over to our boat for dinner. We had a great evening getting to know them. Molly and Katina painted nails. They are a really great couple, and I can’t wait to spend more time with them.

3.30.17 Today, we did some more school, then we went over to the General Store to drop off the propane tank. After that we went by Bali Ha’i to exchange movies and see their boat. We had a good time visiting with them. Molly really enjoyed swinging in the hammock they have on deck, and Katina has a really cool Polaroid camera, so we took some photos. I took photos of the photos. Ha! Tonight Ben and I watched the next Star Wars.

Like father like daughter?

Incase you haven’t noticed, there isn’t a shortage of beautiful sunsets here in the Bahamas. That’s one of my most favorite things to take photos of.

3.31.17 Today we went to the pink grocery store to get some fresh produce and tortillas that came in on the mailboat yesterday. Then we went snorkeling around the reefs by the boat.

I am just so proud of Molly. She is becoming more and more independent in the water everyday. She swims around with her mask and fins like a little fish. Now, if we could just get those floaties off her.

We had a yummy taco dinner tonight with all the delicious fresh goods we bought today at the grocery store.

Ben and Molly like to blow the conch horn at sunset most nights now. I’m not very good at it, but I try. I’d rather take photos of them blowing the conch horn.

4.1.17 Molly thought it would be fun to lounge and maybe nap on the boom. She claims, it’s now her favorite place on the boat. Today we were invited to the boat Kracken with Katina to make mermaid crowns while Ben and Jeff fixed the engine on Bali Ha’i. We had a great time! Molly made great friends with Cheryl’s dog Mr. Toast. We hung out for a while after the boys got back.

4.2.17 Today Molly swam around the boat all by herself and even swam to check out the anchor set! She also dressed up like the mermaid princess that she is and paraded around the boat in her new mermaid gear.

Then we went to lunch at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. After that we came back to the boat. I read my book, molly played, and Ben did some video editing. After dinner we went over to Kracken again. We had drinks and snacks and we met two new cruiser boats. We had a good time.

We didn’t get back to the boat until around 10. WAY past miss Molly Moo’s bed time. We plan on leaving to go to Compass Cay to see Rachels Bubble Bath with Bali Ha’i tomorrow.

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