Storm!? Update 24 January 2017
We dodged the bullet. Our storm was not as bad as predicted. It began to break up a little farther north of George Town. We had the rain squalls in the late afternoon and into the early evening. Then, they stopped and the winds eased. They picked up again overnight from the Northwest and it was fairly rocky rolly over night. This morning it was calm until after breakfast and then the wind picked up to probably 13-18 gusting 20. We heard reports of 68 knot wind gusts at Eleuthra to the north. If I remember correctly, 70 knots is category 1 hurricane strength.
The next several days are supposed to be benign so we are starting back north. We'll take it slow for now and stop places we've missed before. First planned stop is Lee Stocking Island. It might be worth a google for those of you interested. We will be doing a little hiking and exploring on the beaches and among the palm trees, and perhaps some snorkeling.
We went in to the local marina called Exuma Yacht Club. While I topped up the fuel cans and smaller tank, Barbara hoofed it to the local grocery store for a few provisions. We have now moved across the road-stead and anchored at Honeymoon Beach.
Last time we were here, a crew was ashore taking down the big tent and other equipment left from the previous day’s wedding of a couple from the US. They are staying at the local Sandals resort. We’ll submit to the comforts of our floating home.