Day 177 – Nassau Harbour Control

Miles cruised 1, fuel purchased 206 gallons, fuel purchased $640, slip fee $85 plus water $8.00 and electric 65 cents per KW, daily high temperature 76°f

On Thursday morning we explored the Atlantis Hotel and Casino complex. It was somewhat odd to be wandering in a resort hotel with all the shops and restaurants and hotel guests after living attached to a mooring ball. There is an amazing aquarium in the casino with 100’s of fish. The photo of the aquarium looks like a mural.

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There was also a wonderful swimming pool a few steps away.

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We called Nassau Harbor Control and asked permission to cross the harbor from Atlantis Marina to the Nassau Harbor Hotel Marina. Permission granted.

We fueled up and moved to our slip. I checked it ahead of time. It as all the way in towards the shore. I mentioned to the dockmaster that we draw 3.5 feet and the water looks very thin. He said “no worries mon, you will have at least 1 foot extra under your boat.

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Dale started washing the inches of baked on salt off our boat. Godfrey stopped by and offered to wash the boat inside and out for $100. Deal. He did a very good job. Godfrey mentioned he is 54 years old and has 9 children and 4 grandchildren.

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On Friday we bid farewell to Nassau and cruised 94 miles across the Northeast Providence Channel to Little Harbour in the Abacos. Little Harbour is best known for Pete’s Pub a renown bar and eatery. Stories will flow from tonight’s adventure ashore. We will cruise the Abacos for 7 – 10 days before heading back to Florida. The wind will shift north on Sunday so we need to decide where we want sit out the weather for a few days.

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Bonus photo – We are the red triangle in Nassau and are in Great Abaco now.

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Carl (Chef) Wooden – quote of the day.

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay

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Sarah Kay (born June 19, 1988) is an American poet. Known for her spoken word poetry, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E., founded in 2004, a group dedicated to using spoken word as an educational and inspirational tool.

She was born in New York City to a Japanese American mother and a Jewish American father. Sarah Kay now currently writes, reads, and performs poetry for all different kinds of audiences. She is also the co-director and founder of her current project, project VOICE. She began performing poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club in the East Village at the age of 14, joining their Slam Team in 2006. That year, she was the youngest person competing in the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas. She has participated in many poetry slams. In 2007 Kay made her television debut, performing the poem “Hands” on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. She has performed at events and venues like the Lincoln Center, the Tribeca Film Festival, and at the United Nations where she was a featured performer for the launch of the 2004 World Youth Report.

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