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After four years of cruising, an opportunity arose to "complete the circle" with our friends, Joan and Steve Edmonds, aboard Colorado Cat.
We will leave from Miami Beach on April 2nd, 2007 and hope to return by Thanksgiving, 2007.
Then, French Canadians and farmers from Quebec settled in the area and Bay, itself, is ringed by marinas attesting to the popularity of boating during the summer months.
Mind you, there isn't electricity out on these islands either.
Generators provide some measure of comfort and wood-burning stoves and fireplaces provide warmth but can you imagine?
About 25 boats is all that can be comfortably guided so it was first come-first served on a reservation basis. While we are not shy of large groups, we wanted our own itinerary with the freedom to stop and go as we pleased but many of the "" we had previously met were there and we ended up staying for cocktail hour. While I'm adventurous, I'm not particularly fond of water and Steve is not into injuring his back again so we just watched while all others cavorted in the water. It wasn't long before our guides directed us back to our boats for the long trek back.
The next day, they were taking their dinghies on a 10 mile trip up to Moon Bay and the waterfalls...a must trip for every new visitor to the area. Along the way, we stopped at a small marina for ice cream.
Our mouths were respectfully open as we marveled at the beauty of the area: quiet and peaceful, distant from civilization, clear waters, fish jumping everywhere, fellow cruisers anchored in coves nearby. I had a feeling that when the time came to leave, we would be hard-pressed to head south..