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Red Shank, Georgetown, The Bahamas
Thursday - Wednesday, February 26 – March 3, 2004

We’d been wanting to see the anchorage at Red Shank Cays. Since a major front is predicted later this week, we thought this might be the time to see this well protected anchorage. So, we raised the anchor and off we went. We got in to this shallow area with no problems and found a good spot. The anchorage is well protected, beautiful and relatively remote. That’s fine for a few days.

However, the remoteness of the anchorage separates you from most of the activities and, after nearly a week, we really missed some of the structure of the other anchorages. It turned out that the weather report was right. The wind blew 20-25 knots for a week!

Soggy Dinghy Riders Return from Georgetown
Soggy Dinghy Riders Return from Georgetown

That’s not to say that we didn’t have fun! We explored the area by dinghy and visited the mainland where there’s a nice, out-of-the-way restaurant called Cheeters. We made some more new friends. Doc No More was in the anchorage and reintroduced us to Leo and Betty on another Manta 42, Dues Paid, as well as to Bob and Bev aboard Foreclosure, all of whom we’d met at Hamburger Beach.

The first night there was a happy hour on the beach on Moss Cay where the company and snacks were superb. Someone actually brought a couple of delicious, scratch-made pizzas! We had another happy hour at the Red Shank Tennis & Yacht Club; actually a tiny beach inside the anchorage. One afternoon we watched a DVD on Foreclosure (Any Given Sunday). Other evenings we had dinner and/or drinks aboard Dues Paid, Foreclosure and Whistwind. And, Sandy walked the beach on Moss Cay for exercise.

Red Shank Tennis & Yacht Club
Red Shank Tennis & Yacht Club

But, with the wind as strong as it was, we mainly stayed on board the boat. You guessed it. We did lots of reading and Sandy practiced her basket weaving and crocheting skills, producing her first two baskets and another washcloth/hot pad. Bill did lots of writing, finally catching up on this log. We also composed responses to lots of e-mails which we suppose we’ll eventually get to send!