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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Resurrection Day!

Though the winds were too high to venture across the harbor for church, we were fortunate to join two other boaters on the beach early this morning to read scripture and celebrate our Risen Savior. We have reason to celebrate everyday but it is also nice to have a specific day of corporate remembrance.
We did not expect to be back at Georgetown. We have learned on this journey that it is unwise to attempt to out-muscle weather. Our time at Conception Island was cut short due to a change in the weather forecast. If the forecast held true, we would not have a safe haven at either Conception or Cat Island, so we opted to sail back to Georgetown. We managed to squeeze in a dinghy ride of the turtle creek, view some turtles and the beauty of the island and then head back to Hold Fast. Our anchorage at Conception Island lost its serenity, turning the breakdown and storage of the dinghy and engine into a lively event. Sure enough, back at Georgetown we had strong winds that clocked from SW to W, then NW accompanied by about four hours of squalls - in the wee hours of the morning of course! We were pleased to be well protected in Elizabeth Harbor.
As always, it is a delightful stay here in Georgetown, even though the town is buttoned up until Tuesday for the Easter holiday. After we get propane, our next weather window for sailing northwest appears to be Friday. We are looking forward to spending more time in the Exumas and hope to see some places we skipped on the way down.
Our wishes to you for a wonderful Resurrection Day!
Love to all,

Posted via Ham radio.
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