Friday, April 19, 2013


We couldn't have asked for a more perfect Gulf Stream crossing.  We even caught a nice Mahi on the way!  We spent our first night (3/16/2013)  anchored in the lee of the west side of Mangrove Cay.   Underway the next day at first light.  We arrived in Green Turtle that evening.  The customs office was closed, so we had to check in the next day.  The process couldn't have been easier.  The customs lady even let Fiona and Jack stamp their own passports.  After touring Green Turtle a bit and lunch aboard, we departed for Hope Town.   Another great passage with calm seas.  That evening, we anchored outside of the Hope Town inlet to make water.  It would be dark when we finished, so we stayed anchored out for the night.  We finally picked up our mooring in Hope Town Harbor the next mooring.  It didn't take long to meet our "neighbors".  Everyone couldn't have been nicer!  

Hope Town is a lovely island.  Everyone we met  made us feel very welcome.  There are children everywhere here much to Fiona and Jack's delight.  Before the end of our first week here, we found a church, the kids joined the youth group which meets every Friday evening and the Hope Town Junior Sailing program that meets every Saturday morning.  We feel right at home here!
Morning Star moored in Hope Town Harbor

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