Throwback Thursday - Favorite Places Series - Wrightsville Beach
Island time and temp
Posted by TJ
November 22, 2015
|The Wrightsville Beach anchorage,Kintala in the second row|
The good news is there are a lot of worse places to get caught than Wrightsville. The bad news is there are a lot of better places as well, places we would much rather be. But, at the moment and living on a sailboat, we can't get to any of them from here.
|Wrightsville Beach on a winter day.|
We have heard rumors that some of the places we would like to be, parts of the Bahama Islands, are enduring a bit of a crime wave. It seems that fancy, and some not so fancy, fishing type boats (particularly those sporting outboard engines) have taken to disappearing from their docks. They turn up later sans engines and avionics gear. I suspect the rumors are a bit overblown, not that they matter much to us anyway. I can't imagine 30 year old sailboats are much of a temptation. And though Dink theft is a constant concern, a Merc 3.5 hp that can barely get out of its own way on good day, probably isn't much of a temptation either.
|Fishermen bundled up|
|A gaff rigged smaller sailboat out for a rare November warm sail|
The Islanders, and their “Island time” would make much better use of the boats. So far as I am concerned, they are welcome to them.
One would think a nod to “Island time” would help shrug off a weather delays like the one we are enduring now. And I am trying. But there is a glitch. The Islands have their “time” but they also have their “temperature”. (I think the two are related.) Here the temperature will touch lows of the mid 30s in the next couple of days.
Time to get to the Islands mon.
|Wrightsville Beach (Good) Treasure Cay Beach (Much better)|