These days in Marsh Harbor and Hope Town have been our last days in the Bahamas. Today was our last day before the passage back to Virginia, and it has been rainy and cloudy all #$@%ing day. All day, except once during the morning when we were busy cleaning the weed off the hull. It really stinks, because we were planning to go snorkeling all afternoon today, as it is our last chance to snorkel on this trip. In a matter of weeks we will be back at home with school starting, and we will definitely not be able to snorkel then. We could go swimming at the pool, but that is just not the same as swimming in the ocean, and there will definitely not be any coral reefs there.
A week ago we arrived in Hope Town. Dad had really been looking forward to visiting there, and it was a lot of fun. We got to climb the lighthouse and see the mechanism that rotates the kerosene light source at night. Apparently someone has to climb the tower every half hour to an hour to wind it up, that must be quite irritating. In Marsh Harbor nearby we made a major grocery run to load up for the passage. We made another for perishables two days ago, and one more run here in Man-o¢-war Cay for parmesan cheese, which we had forgotten. Tomorrow we plan to up anchor and start our six day passage to Virginia.
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