We arrived at the Bitter End Yacht Club at 7:30 on November 20, two days before Thanksgiving. We were tired and the boat was a complete wreck. We had not made a bed in 11 days. Toothbrushes, clothes, harnesses, foul weather gear, boots, dishes and snacks were strown all over the place.
Some people might wonder what goes on during a passage. Perhaps we are sitting around the cockpit table playing games and sipping an ice cold rum drink enjoying the sunsets. Wrong! We are busy from sun up to sun down taking naps whenever possible, fighting seasickness, eating with the goal of using the least amount of dishes as possible, getting your teeth brushed whenever and where ever you can.
This is our cabin after our passage with things on all over the floor and on the bed.
Our shower was being used as a closet at the moment, storing extra life jackets and pantry items and things that needed to be out of the way.
We had a window screw wiggle its way loose and got all our paperwork wet. Here it is drying out in the sun.
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I made cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries and pumpkin pie squares
The turkey breast cooking in the pressure cooker - turned out amazing! We took our fixin's over to Patronus and we had a feast together complete with stuffing, vegetables, sweet potato pie and fresh bread.
Erica and I getting the dinner buffet ready
Kids eating in the cockpit
The pub at the Bitter End where we have happy hour rum punch or Carib beer
Kate happy making buttermilk pancakes
The dinghy dock at the Bitter End, right in front of the pub
Lots of palm trees around here