Flying the genniker to meet friends

We flew the genniker!

So the difference between a cruiser and a racer, is a cruiser only hoists up an extra sail if we’re on a 4 hour or more course that would benefit from a knot or two faster speed. Leaving Wardrick Wells, our last island in the Exhuma chain, and heading to Eluthera, we had an absolutely lovely day sail.  We pulled out the genniker from the locker, set it up, we went from 6.4 to 8 knots.

Our new guests: Walter & Gail Lundstrom

One of the reasons we high tailed up, was to beat the weather.  But, we also needed to meet up with old friends Walter & Gail Lundstrom, formerly of S/V Linnea.  We cruised in Greece and Italy with the Lundstrom family in 2003.  We were thrilled when they reached out to us to join us for a while.  Like Snowcat II, Walter & Gail waited 10 or so years while the kids finished school, and then purchased another catamaran to continue living the dream.  We’ll be cruising with them to the Abacos, where they fly out a week later.

Spanish Wells

Thinking that we left all our Georgetown friends behind, we were happily surprised when we ran into folks also moving up the island chain.  We buddy boated with John & Janice Lennie, M/V Float Her, and ran into Jacques & Carole Louis, S/V Cosabella; Sally & John McCarthy, S/V Latitude Adjustment; Leanee Lord & Jon Charleston, S/V Lord Charlton, Ron & Sandy Cronier, S/V Adagio; Rooster & Kelly Bosseau, S/V Life of Chill, and Bill Roy, S/V Providence.  We made new friends with Sandy Estis & Paul Lapeyrouse, S/V Freebird and Suzi Saxl & Robert Kramer on M/V Ahava.

Hunting fish with our Hawaiian slings

Jacques Louis led us via dinghy to a lovely reef or two where we unsuccesfully tried to spear fish.  Jacques took pity on us, and gave us the two he caught and Carole was quite gracious about losing her fresh dinner that night.   I learned a lot by watching him hunt, and hope to apply those techniques the next time.  We left a HUGE lobster where she sat, since lobster hunting season ended last month.


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