Sunday, November 10, 2013
A Week in the Bahamas
Getting back to the islands, we stayed at a lovely resort on New Providence (Nassau) called Sandals. We have been to the easy vacations on the west coast (Mexico, Hawaii) many times and wanted something different. We had an oceanside room with our very own butler. Pretty cool. The highlight for me was the (beside having a great week with my wife) sailing! Can you believe it? They had a bunch of Hobie 14's that you could jump on during the day. 3 of the 7 days, they closed the beach due to too much wind. Above 20 knots and it could be dangerous for those not used to that much wind. One day it was blowing a perfect 25 and I pleaded with them to let me go out but they would not budge. The last day was beautiful and I had a nice two hour morning sail off of Cable Beach. After lunch, I hit it again about 2pm. It really started building and eventually it hit 25 and I was ripping. These boats are main sail only so it's tough to get into too much trouble. However, if you are not careful, you can pitch pole at higher speeds. I was loving sailing up to 10 knots over the azure blue waters of this bay. I enjoy sailing naked so I would head away from the other few boats and relax as the boat sailed herself out to the reefs about a mile off the beach. We had a lovely time and the all inclusive did a nice job of supplying us with great food, lots of G&T's and nice wine. Here's to many more great vacations with my wife and family!!