So it’s summertime at Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club and one of our favorite hot weather things to do is head to the Islands. Last Wednesday 7 boats with 18 members aboard set out for a two week trip to the Abacos. We spent the first two nights at Old Bahama Bay on West End. We met up with 10 other members who were there passing through from one direction or another. It sounded like a great excuse for a party so we set up a beachside dinner under the Tiki Hut (see our Facebook page for pics).
There were lots of Goombay Smashes and lots of laughs. There was even an impromptu Conch Shell blowing contest. I was gifted my own shell and instructed to blow. I definitely need to practice this art; I was put to shame by another member who is quite talented with this particular instrument. The next morning we set out on a gorgeous morning for Green Turtle. The day was clear and the seas were calm. After settling into our slips we had some friends aboard for an afternoon chat when we heard a loud bellowing sound. Soon we realized it was the champion conch blower challenging me from her boat. Never one to dismiss a challenge, I grabbed my shell, stood proudly on my boat and gave it everything I had. While I’m sorry to report that I was still outdone by my fellow Corinthian, my skills are improving and I still have many days of the trip left to hone my talent. Today I will lead my group over to Guana Cay where we settle in for a few days of Island living and of course the party at Nippers tomorrow. Until next time……the Captain