Saturday, March 16, 2013

On Our Way!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived!  We left Lake Worth at sunrise this morning.  If all goes well, we'll be in Grand Bahama later today. 

. . .And We Wait . . . 

We were excited to arrive a week ago at the crystal clear waters of Lake Worth, but disappointed that the winds had picked up and showed no signs of abating for at least a week.  We've been making the best of it, enjoying Peanut Island and the manatees that hang out here.  On Thursday nights, there's a fun art market at the marina.  We've made some new friends too -- another family living aboard their s/v My World.  They have more pets on board than we do (a dog, 2 cats and a bird)!  They have 3 lovely kids, twin boys Fiona's age and a 12yo daughter.  All 5 kids play so well together.  We met them briefly in St. Augustine and have enjoyed getting to know them here in Palm Beach.  We're looking forward to more fun times together in the Bahamas.

Dessert with the Richardson kids!

 Swimming with Manatees!

At Sailfish Marina art market with 5 birds (one is behind her neck)!
Dog shaming Bella.  Click on the photo to enlarge it so that you can read her sign.  Perhaps the worst part of our trip thus far! LOL

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Catch Up Time!

 I haven't blogged in a while because we've been sitting in Stuart, FL for a few weeks.  We used the time to catch up on homeschool and  boat chores.  Most things were mundane chores, but one chore has left me pretty happy.  We finally got the galley back splash tiled!  The tile comes from Alyse Edward's Haute Glass collection (Bonsai Blue) and K. and I BOTH love it!  

K. also repaired the Watermaker!  Yeah!  Now we can make up to a gallon a minute whenever we are in clean water!  A must when in the Bahamas because you have to pay for water there!

Fiona and Jack were reunited with their friend Coleen from S/V Glass Slipper.  We spent an evening out at the Winter Equestrian Festival to watch the best riders in the world compete in the $500k Grand Prix.

Nighttime reading snuggle and reading!

A trip to the Brevard Zoo included  the very fun treetop trek!


We finally left Stuart on March 5th and headed for Lake Worth in Palm Beach to wait for a good weather crossing to the Bahamas.