After breakfast everyone prepared to leave Abaco Beach for Treasure Cay. Island Hopper departed at 10:30 AM arriving at Treasure Cay at 1:00 PM traveling 23 miles. Winds were East 10 -15, Seas 1 -2. Sunny and 80's. It was another wonderful day to be on the seas. Ella helped Papa captain Island Hopper. Tom served as First Mate and Aynsley and Debbie were the lazy crew. As Island Hopper approached the port, Debbie & Tom took their positions with the lines. Debbie was bow and spring, while Tom did the stern lines. It was an easy docking due to the talented crew. Aynsley was on Ella watch and all went well on the bridge.
After lunch the crew went to the beach and then to the pool for a refreshing swim. Happy Hour in the cockpit and dinner at the resort's restaurant, Spinnaker. Living The Island Life.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The crew woke up around 8:30 AM. Kevin, Aynsley and Tom walked into town to Java Cafe for some coffee. Ella stayed back on the boat with Mimi. They had breakfast and played crab ball. Debbie, Aynsley and Ella walked into town to do some shopping, while Kevin and Tom rode bikes all over Marsh Harbour. Tom said the driving on the left was really confusing him. Always remember look right first. The crew met up at Snappers for a local lunch.
After lunch it was back to the marina for some fun and swimming at the pool. The crew imbibed in some island drinks, while Ella had her first party drink, a frozen mango juice. She was so excited and actually drank the entire drink.
The crew had fresh conch salad from Show-Boo's Conch Stand as an appetizer. Show-Boo's has a handwritten sign that read, "Just Be Nice" on the ramshcackle stand, between Harbour View and Conch Inn marinas. The conch salad is made fresh daily. The proprietor claims to offer, "the world's best conch salad". For dinner they went to Mangoes for some Bahamian food. Tom and Aynsley had fried conch and Debbie had conch chowder. They figured they would not be served conch any time soon in Cincinnati. Marsh Harbour was quiet. No bands in the restaurants or bars, so it was back to Island Hopper.