Susan Nakas (my buddy from Colorado State) and I flew back to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas on February 5. Got in late that day but on the 6th we got groceries at Maxwells, loaded up the boat, put the jib into the roller furling, lifted anchor and sailed to Hope Town. The sun was out and there was a nice brisk 10-15 knot wind. It was upwind for us but we sailed the entire way tacking. The wonderful thing about the Abacos is that the islands are close so it’s easy. We anchored at Hope Town. It’s a sweet island with no cars in the town and a candy striped light house said to be the most photographed harbour in the Bahamas. So, we obliged….
Hope Town was founded in 1785 by Loyalist escaping the American Revolution. We found it to be picturesque and we found a good reef to dive on in the ocean side of the island.
We had a Mahi Mahi for dinner with a salad made with sweet potato, quinoa and arugula.