N 26 49.202 W 077 22.068
So far, we're not having trouble getting in to island life style and island time. Here are our accomplishments for the past several days.
Wed - We rode out storms and watched other people getting in to trouble.
Thu - We snorkeled. We found a beautiful private crescent shaped beach with white sand, privacy, and shelter from outlying islands. It was almost a lagoon.
Fri - We moved 5 miles to the next Cay.
This morning, I walked to New Plymouth to buy a few things. That is I walked half way down and half way back. Then, kindly passers by stopped to offer me a ride. One of them was a man named Carol. Carol said that he was a native of Green Turtle Key, going back 5 generations. I read in our guide book that natives of this island were called turtlers. I asked him if he was a turtler. He gave me a blank stare; he never heard that term. So much for guide books.
Carol said that he had traveled all over the Caribbean and all over the USA and he liked this place best of all. Good for him. I love it when people are so proud of their home territory.
When I got back to the boat, it was 11 AM. Based on the tide tables, I decided that was the time to leave. The channel in to the sound is deep enough only at high tide. As I raised the anchor, I looked around. Surprise, all the other boats in the harbor were also leaving at the same time. I guess we all know how to read the time tables. However, the first boat that attempted to leave ran aground. Whoops! Maybe we all read the tables wrong. After 30 minutes though, the grounded boat was
afloat again and we all could leave with out incident.