The beginning of this blog post starts with the 23rd of March (yes, I realize that was last week and month, but not much happened that week and it would have been 2 paragraphs for the entire week.) That day we had a rental car parked in the marina parking lot; it was… different from the rental cars in the U.S. To which I reply, “It’s the Bahamas Man!” We took our rental car around the island to buy groceries and check out the best restaurant on the island, Big D’s Conch Spot.
We got back to the boat, but my dad got one of his headaches that he had frequently since he got back from Australia. My mom and I used this time to go down to the beach after my dad repeated multiple times, “I just need rest, I don’t think there’s anything you can do for me.” On the way to the beach we passed 6 jet-skies and started to talk to their owners. The owners have a television show where they cross crazy distances of water on the jet-skies and they just crossed the Gulf Stream! My mom and I were both surprised that their lower body wasn’t in extreme pain. After we finished talking, we spent the remainder of the day sitting by the pool.
The next morning, we used the last few hours with the rental car travelling to a French restaurant that, for some reason, only had French customers. After an okay breakfast, we drove to a little pier and checked out a near non-existent dock.
On Monday night my dad’s headaches got worse. My mom came up with a brilliant plan to make him feel better. We sent him off to the showers while we prepared without him knowing. He returned to us in our hippiest outfits and my parents’ cabin was transformed into a spa room. Afterwards he said that it felt good and distracted him from the pain in his head. Fast forward to Saturday and our dock neighbors came over to have after dinner cocktails with my parents. Unsurprisingly during this time, I was reading and not being very social. I know I should but I have serious social anxiety.
The following day, much to my dad’s pleasure, we left the marina! It was an easy-going sail after we passed through the cut out of the marina. We had our Code Zero sail out, music playing on our portable speakers, and me occasionally going to the helm between my reading breaks. On the way we caught about two or three fish. Sadly, they were ALL BARACUDA and inedible. Also, during our sail, we relaxed on the trampoline and watched as we neared our destination.
I guess now is as good a time as any to reveal where we were heading. We were originally going to Big Farmer’s Cay, but we were making good time, so we decided to go further North. Do you want to guess where we went? Timer starts now! 3…2…1… we arrived in Black Point a couple hours before sunset. I know we’ve probably spent too much time in this town, but we all agree it’s just so quaint and friendly.
The next day I was preparing to make some pizza dough when; Oh no! The bread machine paddle was missing! After a little bit of investigating, I concluded that the day before, when I was emptying out my first failed attempt at pizza dough, the paddle went with the dough into the water. My bad! So, it was decided that later that day we would all go into the water (we went in later because the water was cold in the morning) to look for the inch-long paddle. Sounds like a great idea, right?
The morning came and went and, alas, it is the time for us to search. My dad and I were swimming while my mom was on the paddleboard. We searched and searched but the only thing we found were adorable white-colored crabs. At some point, when I was losing my patience, I found another crab and started following him. By some miracle, I looked to my left a little and, lo and behold, there was the paddle! I quickly swam down because my dad was only a few feet away and I wanted to be the one who found the paddle. And I was!
Later that night we went into town to do I don’t know what but ended up staying for pizza. We tried pranking each other over dinner since it was April Fools day but none of the jokes lasted long.
Skip a day and we’ve landed on Wednesday the 3rd and we made one of our best dinners yet. Pizza! I made a successful dough earlier that day and it grew 20% before we put it onto a pan and put margherita pizza toppings on half and pepperoni on the other half. It. Was. So. Good.
The last day on this post ended the week with a high note. SV Stargazer (I know we were supposed to see them for the last time many weeks ago) joined us in the anchorage. We had Terry over and visited. Sadly, Aeriss left their boat a while ago so I mainly read before we began playing BS.