Lazy Hot Days
June 25, 2013
Lazy days at the “Low Place” at Man-O-War. It is hot here.
Hello from Man-O-War Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
May 19, 2013
We motored into the wind to get to Man-O-War from Treasure Cay on Thursday. We anchored in a small anchorage on the north side of Man-O-War so we could go into the main anchorage at a high tide.
The north anchorage is on what they call the “low place” where the Sea of Abaco and the ocean are only separated by a small spit of land. But it was enough to offer protection from the ocean and the easterly winds.
On Saturday we came into the Eastern anchorage of Man o War. There are a lot of boats in here and moving around is very tight. Most of the boats in this anchorage are being “stored”, so there is no one on them. Good thing too, since I was glad to not have an audience watch me run us aground! Did I say moving around in here is very tight? Chad from Edwins Boat Yard #2 came out in a power boat and after much pushing and pulling finally got us off the sand and onto our mooring. I was very frazzled, so George handed me a beer so I could equalize.
Man-O-War Cay is a small island, only about 2.5 miles long. We spend the Saturday morning walking thru town and enjoying the sights. This island is famous for its boat building history. There are several boat yards here with good reputations. William H. Albury was famous in the country for his tremendous boat building skills. He built his first schooner at the age of 14. Albury died in 1972, but the boat building on the Cay still lives on. Most residents (~300 residents) are related to Albury.
There was a fundraiser going on for the high school, so we bought some Conch salad for $5 and took it back to the boat for lunch. It was delicious!
We went back into town to enjoy dinner at the Dock and Dine at the Man-O-War Marina. I had Parmesan encrusted Mahi and George had their special D&D style fried Mahi… both with Peas & Rice and Mac ‘n Cheese of course! Really good food! Man-O-War is a “dry island”, but I was permitted to bring my own wine for dinner and they provided a wine glass.
It is Sunday and we will head back to Marsh Harbour at high tide… Merrilee is back in town for that date with Cap’n Bob at Pete’s Pub!
Grateful for it all…