January 20, 2012.
We still miss you Molly, its hard to believe that a year has already passed.
Its been a pretty good week here in the Jumentos. We've only been able to go hunting for a few hours every third day or so because we can only eat or give away so much. We took our 80th bug of the season the other day so we decided to start paying more attention to fish. Nassau Grouper is out of season until March 1st so of course I'm seeing those left and right.
One of our 3 propane tanks ran dry a couple of weeks ago so we decided to send it north on the mailboat for a refill. The Captain C is the small inter-island freighter that serves as this areas “mailboat”. Produce, freight, people and hopefully our propane tank all travel between the cays and islands on the mailboat. The mailboat is bigger than it appears and I had to stand on the dinks tube to reach up and pass off our propane tank to a deckhand. That, along with 20 bucks was the complete transaction. No paperwork, no receipt, nothing. Our tank will now slowly make its way up to Nassau where it will be refilled and then head back to us after visiting Staniel Cay, Black Point and Little Farmers Cay before showing up next week here at Duncan Town on Ragged Island. Lets hope.
At the moment we're one of about 16 cruising boats down here. We woke to 13 knots out of the east so we raised sail and headed 11 miles north to Raccoon Cay. A perfect sail ended with us being the only boat anchored behind the cay. Thats right naked time. We headed in to shore where I burned some garbage and walked the beach while Christy snorkeled the shallows looking for shells and sand dollars.
On the bright side it turned out to be our friends on Puddlejumper. Bill & Mara have never been here before so it'll be fun to watch them explore this tropical paradise. Best of all though is that they have a huge freezer so we can kill some shit too....