Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nassau, the other side.

We've been at Compass so long now our stores have run low. The fuel boat was scheduled to arrive, which meant we had to move, we needed a big city fix anyway as well as supplies,  so we left Compass and ran to Nassau for a few days.

So we woke at the crack of dawn and motored out of Compass, across Yellow Bank, and into Nassau Harbor. As usual we tie up at Nassau Harbor Club and as usual there's crazy Peter the Greek standing on the dock waiting for us. We had the boat washed, she needed it badly, and settled in for a quiet night after a long day. But, the quiet night was marred by the rough water at NHC. We're not sure why, but it seemed much rougher than we had ever noticed in the past. Tired we were, so we just stayed put. The next morning the boat was so far off the dock and was rolling so badly we could hardly get off to walk Radar. A decision was made to find a calmer marina. We decided we had never been to Atlantis... so why not, let's try it out.

Never thought to ever see this site.
Istaboa pulling into Atlantis?

Crew Istaboa is not the touristy type of cruiser. We always shy away from large crowds, especially those with lot's of children, but we decided to give it a shot.
Atlantis, without a doubt is impressive. Huge yachts border the outrageously decorated buildings. Think Disney World for boats.
Still, after time we realized, this is not for us. But... they had really good internet and I'm in the middle of a family crisis right now, so that was good.
Yesterday afternoon we felt the far edges of T.S. Brett. With some serious thunderstorms, it rolled in and rained buckets for 3 hours. When it was done, right at dusk, the sky was crazy. These pics were without a tripod so they're a little blurry.
Photographs on page 2.
 Scarey sky after a huge storm

As we were walking Radar, we spotted our friends Marv and Carol having a drink at the Point Grill that's just next to where Istaboa is tied up.

So we said our final good-byes and went back to Istaboa and finished the Peking Duck leftovers we had from dinner the night before with Marv and Carol.

We enjoyed Nassau... not Atlantis so much, but the city. We had a great cab driver who showed us the sites and yesterday Trevor, one of Tucker's sons, took us around to pick up supplies and showed us much more of the city we normally wouldn't have seen. 

Now it's crack of dawn again in Nassau and we're preparing to leave and head back to Compass. Heading home.

Unfortunate, it looks like I must leave the rest of the crew and head back home for a few days. The family issues have become quite serious.



1 comment:

  1. Those pic are amazing! They look like a post card. Safe travels back home, we'll be thinking about you guys :)

    xoxo Codi