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Continuing to Live the Dream in 2016

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Friday, December 25th to Saturday, January 16, 2016

Having Christmas back in Canada in December was great, so it might be something we consider for Christmas 2016 also. Christmas day at home is more like a cool fall day in October than Christmas. Crazy weather!  But by the next day (Boxing Day), the snow comes, and from what we’ve heard… it hasn’t left since.

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Christmas morning with Jackson. Leo enjoying his new raccoon toy.

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Jackson and Randy outside on Christmas Day trying out our new lawn game called Mölkky.

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Leo having fun in the fresh new snow.

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Now it looks like Christmas! Just a day late…

On January 7th, we arrive back in the Bahamas. It is good to be back (again!). And, the weather is lovely. Apparently they had some stormy weather the day before we arrive, but when we get to the boat, it is paradise. Shortly after we arrive, Lee is walking on the deck and runs into Debra and John from Annapolis, MD on Mandalay. They have just arrived after doing Gulf Stream crossing from Florida in the last few days. They made it! We met them in Hope Town two years ago and have stayed in touch since. Great to see them again!

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The morning after we arrive the sky is pink around the Hope Town lighthouse.

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Silver Maple on the dock at sunrise.

 

Quite a few of the boaters went home for the holidays, so it is a nice reunion getting back. Although it seems to rain every other day, we manage to get out and about for beach walks and patio time.

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The group at Lubbers Landing: Cassy, Brian and his parents who are visiting from Michigan (Miss Informed), Missy and John (Tenacious) with Randy.

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Cassy (Miss Informed) and Missy (Tenacious) walking along the beach after lunch and our favourite margaritas at Lubbers Landing.

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Randy enjoying the beach.

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Freshly varnished wood in Silver Maples cockpit. Nice!

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We catch a ride with Missy and John (Tenacious) in their fishing boat in Marsh Harbour along with Cassy (and Brian not in the picture) from Miss Informed.

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Lunch at Curly Tails in Marsh Harbour with our good friends Carolyn and Peter (Summer Tilt).

Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been good enough to take Silver Maple off the dock since we’ve been back, but hopefully soon. Apparently tomorrow we are going to get 30 – 40 knot winds so no plans to go anywhere. We will be staying put and holding on to our hats!  Take care, everyone… and stay warm!

 

2 thoughts on “Continuing to Live the Dream in 2016

  1. Thank you for sharing your adventure! I love seeing your pictures!

  2. Hello, Happy to see that all is going well with your adventure. Kirk was here for the weekend so we did a trip to Tofino yesterday. It rained most of the time but we walked the beach anyway.

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