It’s Been a While

Back in January we made the decision to stay in the Abacos to be near airports and marinas to be able to fly out when it was time to be with my ailing father and help my stepmom with his care. We ended up leaving Noodin in Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay and flying to Seattle in February during a time of really crappy weather. Our connecting flight out of Chicago was cancelled and we were forced to spend the night in a snowy, windy, and icy city. Meanwhile, it was snowing like crazy in Seattle. When we did get into SeaTac the snow had quit falling but there was plenty of it around. So much that our Uber driver made us walk the last block.

This white stuff isn’t sand

We were able to spend Dad’s last week with him and feel privileged to have been able to do so.

My Dad – We’ll miss you!

We ended up spending a month in an unusually cold Seattle before returning to Noodin on March 12th. Being back in the warm Bahamas felt amazing. Amazing enough that we sunburned ourselves like the silly tourists. Well, not that bad, but still enough to know it. Currently we’re getting ready for a visit from our son and his girlfriend. After that we may just sail south in the Bahamas for a couple of months before hauling out for the summer.

Beach Bocce on Green Turtle Cay
Coconut water and rum make a refreshing drink

11 thoughts on “It’s Been a While

  1. Sending condolences to you and your family, Ron on the loss of your father. One always thinks they are prepared but it puts a hole in your heart that never leaves. We have been following weather in the Bahamas and it has looked to have been visited with lots of fronts so maybe your delayed sailing schedule will work in your favor. Looks like there are lots of CR’s meeting up in April so you will be in good company.
    Sending warm wishes to you and Phebe. Smooth sailing.

    Leslie and Clayton


  2. Hi Ron and Phebe, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your father. We lost my Mom on Feb. 3 and spent most of the month of February in the worst snow storms and cold temps that MT has had since 1996-97 storm. We got back to Laughlin, NV the day the Bitterroot Valley got 23-26” in 24 hours, so did miss that terrible day. Enjoy the rest of your winter in the warmth. ??


    1. Thank you Deb. Sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Sounds like it’s been a crazy winter up north. Winter here in the northern Bahamas has also brought unsettled weather. We’re really hoping for a change soon as we’re sure you are too. Take care.


  3. Dear Phebe & Ron so sorry to hear about the passing of your father Ron. I’m glad you got to be w him . Never quite get over losing a patent❤️


  4. I hope you keep warm memories of your dad in your heart. We are sorry to hear the news. You guys have just had too much loss this year. Sending you love and hugs.
    Glad to hear Mat and his GF are coming to visit! ENJOY your time together!!


  5. I’m sorry to read about your Dad. I enjoyed my time of being around him. He had some great stories that he told and you told me. Take care!


  6. Thanks guys. We’re at Manjack until Tuesday and will be heading south through the Whale. We have one of our sons and his girlfriend aboard for another week. We would love to se you if we can work it out.


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