The wit, the wisdom, and the wanderings of a cruiser. Written by Jim
Phillips Sr. Edited and narrated by Jim Phillips Jr. An e-book version is available from smashwords.com, for the Kindle at amazon.com, and for the Nook at barnesandnoble.com.
The last message stated we were headed toward Conception Cay and then Rum Cay. Well, we missed them both. The wind was coming directly on our nose (of course) and was so strong we were only making about one knot.
Well, here we are sitting in a lovely cove on the Southwest corner of Eleuthera Island. We went exploring yesterday and found the most beautiful resort in the next cove over. We had sailed past it when we came in and it looked abandoned, yet all the lawn chairs were sitting out on the beach. We found that the resort has been built by the Bahaman government and rented out to different cruise lines...
Well, the last couple days have been amazing. We left West End, Grand Bahama Island heading for Hole in the Wall. It was very calm and we motored all the way arriving there the next morning. The bay was crystal clear and we had it entirely to ourselves, with the exception of an old tanker wreck. The next day the wind picked up so we decided to continue moving South. We had a great day sail going wing on wing most of the way. But as the evening arrived so did trouble.
I'm sick, you are sick. We are all sick if we are not doing exactly what we want to be doing. Yes, I know it's easy to say but sometimes we have to work to pay bills, to feed our kids, to help our aging relatives, to collect silly pieces of green paper. Why? Because we have been trained to be useful; to chase green paper because our beautiful, wonderful economy depends on people chasing green paper. Because we think that is life.
There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding a recent remark I made regarding eating your girlfriend. One reader writes: "I tried your suggestion but my girlfriend will not stay in the frying pan. I love my food fried. What should I do?" Another writes: "Do you prefer them baked or broiled?"