Team Noodin Gets Company

After returning from Seattle we had about a week before our son Mat and his girlfriend Christine came to visit. We spent a little time basking in the sun before beginning to make our way to Marsh Harbour where we would pick up the kids. Along the way we discovered that “the head” (aka toilet) was plugged and inoperable. I’ll spare you the gruesome details but we spent a large part of two days tearing things apart and cleaning deposits from the various hoses and fittings. Living the dream…… We got to Marsh a couple of days early to get settled in for some truly nasty weather. Marsh Harbour has great holding so its a popular place to go when the wind pipes up. We had some amazing downpours and winds up to 50 knots but we made it through unscathed.

Chart plotter showing true wind speed of 50 knots. That’s windy!

Wet and windy in Marsh Harbour

We visited a number of different places with Mat and Christine and they got to experience a little of what the cruising life is about. We walked a lot of beaches, watched turtles, sharks, and rays, snorkeled, fished, found and prepared conch, pet the rays, played games, drank rum, watched sunsets and so much more. We even sailed a little bit. A good time was had by all.

The intrepid voyagers at Man ‘O War Cay

Man ‘O War Beach

Mat and Christine at Man ‘O War

Mat and Christine at Man ‘O War

Atlantic Ocean at Man ‘O War

Mat getting checked out on his rental golf cart

Playing corn hole at the Hopetown lighthouse

Mat and his friend Up at the Hopetown lighthouse

Cleaning Conch by the book

Conch burger