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Holed up in Hope Town

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Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Well, the weather man has been correct in his prediction of high winds and rain for over a week. Occasionally, the sun peeks out for a little while and we do our best to take advantage of it with pool, beach and outdoor time — but the wind and rain soon return. Regardless, no complaints here! There are much worse places to be holed up, and you don’t have to shovel it!

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A manatee in Hope Town is cleaning the bottom of Silver Maple. It has blue paint on it from rubbing along the bottom of the boats in the harbour.

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Coming up for air! Very cute!

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It is big, but very gentle and slow. They are referred to as sea cows. Apparently it is pretty rare to see them in the Bahamas.

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Hope Town Inn and Marina is building new cabins. Should be finished by the new year.

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At Firefly, our favourite restaurant in Hope Town.

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Randy playing Bocce Ball with Vince (Fortnight) during a break in the wind and rain.

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My new favourite thing on the boat is this button. The pump for the drain in the shower and the sink in the bathroom is supposed to turn on and off automatically, but has always given us problems and likes to run continually. So, for a few years we have been connecting and disconnecting the wires under the sink every time we use the drains in the bathroom. Randy has added this nice little button now and it is fantastic! Just pull it to make the drain pump come on. The captain is a genius!

 

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The view of the Hope Town beach during Lee’s beach walk. Windy and wavy.

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The Hope Town Inn and Marina Shuttle driven by Robert the Dock Master comes to pick us up in town and take us back to the marina across the harbour.

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The best boat name I’ve seen recently! For people who were Godzilla fans back in the 70s.

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Sunrise over the Hope Town Marina.

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Catching some pool time while the sun is out (briefly).

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View of the Hope Town Harbour from the deck of the Hope Town Inn and Marina.

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Silver Maple docked at the Hope Town Inn and Marina.

The weather forecast today (Sunday) says this should be the last rainy day for a while. Next week will have high winds and in the 70s F. Not horrible, but not conducive for moving really either. Hopefully, the following week we can get out and about. Cheers, everyone!

One thought on “Holed up in Hope Town

  1. Hello, Just thinking about how the weather is going for you to get across.

    All that warmth looks good to me.

    It is a nasty day here and it is expected to hang around for a few days.

    It has been a very nice fall so no complaints here.

    Looking at the calendar it really isn’t long until Christmas

    so today I booked Kalvis for Dean and I.

    He seems to be able to manage that place very well.

    Wish you were here to go with us.

    I also ordered the Christmas baskets for the shut in Veterans from the branch.

    Still haven’t the Christmas spirit though.

    Keep in touch when you can. Love Mom

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