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Friday, January 8, 2016

Thought the boat was missing



My lovely wife and I went into town again today. We stopped in at a hardware store, which she loves to do. It's like a great date for her. We also wandered around until we found a place to have dessert, rum cake and coffee. Some of the restaurants in this town are pretty decent, but most of them are darn pricey.

We were able to pick up a few groceries at a not too outrageous price. Around here that takes careful shopping. Then again, even high priced groceries are better than higher priced restaurants.

I'm told there's some serious old money families on the island. The Bush family has property here. They say the island used to be crawling with Secret Service back when Bush the elder was in office.

The anchorage in the Bayou is getting more interesting. When we headed down to the docks to kayak back to our boat, we couldn't see it. Two bigger boats had anchored on each side of us, keeping us hidden from the docks. I hope nobody dropped their anchor on top of mine. Guess we'll find out when we try to leave.

The boaters out here are much friendlier than in the last marina we stayed at. We've chatted with a few and everyone's really friendly. There seems to be a general “we are beating the system” vibe to these folks. I like it.

-Sixbears





10 comments:

  1. High prices near the ocean are to be expected high rent or taxes must be paid. Maybe next stop will be better. Your next port may have Uber and you can stock up at a better cost.

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    1. My next stop has a friend willing to driving us to the store. Can't beat that.

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  2. If you don't mind me asking ...

    What types of foods do you eat on board ? Fresh greens and meat that are quickly eaten and replaced ? Or inexpensive rice / beans / pastas / dried foods that can be stored on board ?

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    1. We start with fresh and transition to canned and dry.

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  3. Good neighbors will make the stay much more enjoyable. Snobs can be a pain.

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    1. Indeed they are. It's funny, so many of them look very bored.

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  4. Nice thing about living on a boat is if you don't like your neighbors, you can usually pull up anchor and move!

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  5. The Secret Service should make good neighbors.

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