Thursday, 30 December, 2010
Well, since the kids flew out on Tuesday, Scott and I decided to tidy up the boat and then head out to Treasure Cay. The weather had improved and the winds died down so we left the Marsh Harbour Marina/ Jib Room around 12:30 yesterday for the easy 2 1/2 hour run to Treasure Cay. We reached our destination around 3:00 -- perfect timing for the high tide.
The water in the anchorage is very clear and greenish. Treasure Cay is a resort development with a wonderful marina, pool, bar/ restaurants and a beach voted "one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world". Now, we found the beach to be pretty but we're not sure we'd give it such accolades. You can see a photo we took there this morning and decide for yourself.
A couple of other boats we know are planning to come here today and stay for the New Year's so we'll look forward to seeing them again. One is "s/v Messenger".....a 38-foot Beneteau from Canada with a family of 5 onboard. They were berthed next to us at the Jib Room for the Christmas holiday. The other boat is "s/v Skedaddle" from Maryland. They are both wanting to head south to the Exumas in the near future so we're hoping to tag along with them since that's our goal as well.
Scott and I spent this morning doing a little "gunkholing" in the dinghy up and down the canals here. Very reminiscent of Marco Island, Florida in that there are beautiful houses situated along the canals and boats on lifts, etc. There are many tennis courts in the area and an 18-hole golfcourse nearby. We get the impression this is a big area for retirees.
We are defrosting 2 steaks from home and chilling the bottle of champagne our boat broker, Linda Reynolds gave us so we will have a cozy New Year's Eve celebration here on our boat. We hope all of you there have a wonderful, safe holiday!
Here is a view of the beach we were talking about here at Treasure Cay.
This is the pool at the marina, with the anchorage in the distance. Anyone anchoring has access to the marina's amenities.
A view of the slips at the marina with condos in the background.