This is another one of those places like Marathon in the Keys, and George Town in the Bahamas, where it feels like all the cruisers congregate. We have the morning VHF radio net where you get caught up on all the goings on about town on and off the water as well as weather, buy/sell items, charity events, musical events, just about anything you might be interested in doing. And even more exciting is twice a week there is an additional radio net just for kids! Kaylee was in heaven. There are kids everywhere and they pack up like dogs :-)
We discussed, debated, hemmed, hawed and finally decided to leave the boat on the hard - out of the water. There are so many pros and cons to leaving the boat in or out of the water, but we came to the conclusion we would be the least stressed knowing it couldn't sink. So over the next 10 days we madly cleaned, packed and secured the boat so we could fly home. I'm just going to say for the record; preparing to leave the boat is the absolute worst part about boat life! Think moving houses, but worse because there is no where to put anything while you are doing it. Add to that the heat and the bugs (only because we were out of the water), it makes for a pretty miserable experience.
I know our blogging has been pretty hit and miss and as I read all our friends' blogs, I realize how much we leave out. For those interested in more about what we did, how we did it and what it's like living on the boat, please visit some of the links on this website's home page (especially Abby Singer, Symbiosis, Nightingale Tune, Pepper and Wandering Star) because they have done amazing jobs capturing the places and people we experienced.