Hello Again and Seasons Greetings.
|Christmas Festival - Bahamas|
Our last week in Stuart, Florida was spent checking and re-checking everything to make sure we were ready for the next cruising season. We picked up our new sun shades for the back deck – which were not quite the correct fitting, but we had waited so long for them and I could make the necessary adjustments. On our last day we moved SHAMAL over to the fuel dock at Sailfish Marina for a final pump out, to fill up the diesel tanks plus the ten jerry cans, fill the four petrol cans for the outboard motor, and fill up the water tank as we have not been making water in Manatee Pocket as the water is filthy. Then it was off to the markets for the fresh fruit and vegetables. As for the tins and dry stores, once again I have stocked up with enough to go around the world again!!! We have been told that we will find it more expensive out in the Bahamas, and, in Cuba most items will be impossible to find, so stocked up we are. Alec is now a little concerned how low we are sitting in the water!!