More interesting things happen in anchorages than marinas.
Marinas are full of human and boat drama, such as the boat that floated wildly down the channel in front of Nassau Yacht Haven and nailed a rock in the center of the channel. It was clearly marked “Danger!” and the rock and sand bar were on the charts, but the boat hit hard and got stuck. The tide was going out rapidly and the raging current had them pinned. Two locals were able to get them off, but we all figured there was some serious damage to the boat.
In anchorages, we see nurse sharks and get approached by local fishermen selling their catch of the day. This time it was lobster. Two men showed up in a small power boat with a bow full of lobster they had just dove for. They looked huge!
Dave struck a bargain with them for three lobsters. I was right; they were huge! Mom already made chicken and dumplings for dinner, as requested, so Dave cleaned the lobster tails and we refrigerated them for lunch tomorrow.
Awesome! What a score. We just hope the wind calms down enough to be able to grill them. Next time… we will catch our own!