Mark’s Survival Guide to Cruising Lesson 2: Clean Clothes & Good Beer Make Sailors Happy

Laundry was the primary reason we’d returned to Black Point; after a week of guests it had really piled up! I got an early start so that I could be the first arrival at the laundromat (this plan backfired because the laundromat wasn’t open yet when I arrived). Brian and Mark made plans with Scott to go kiteboarding. When the laundromat did open it was rapidly filled to the brim with cruisers. No worries…it’ll get done eventually…

When the guys returned from kiteboarding, we headed ashore to partake in a picnic fundraiser for the local school. They were serving delicious, Bahamian foods and proceeds would fund a class trip to Nassau where students would tour historical sites. Approaching the picnic line, we all had a rare sighting of Stout beer. Brian, Mark, and I all beamed from ear to ear! Scott directed us to Lorraine’s Cafe where we could purchase Strong Back Stout, a Bahamian brew. This Stout was simply amazing! We savored every sip! We dined on BB-Q ribs, BB-Q chicken, peas and rice, coleslaw, and potato salad.

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Laundry was finally finished and hanging on deck to dry during the last of the afternoon’s sunshine. Now, it was time to celebrate 30th birthday style! Brian, Mark, and I went to Scorpio’s Inn where we sampled grouper fingers and hot wings. The guys agreed these were the hottest wings they’d ever eaten!

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That evening we shared homemade birthday cake with Scott and Brittany aboard Asante. Thanks to my Grandjean men for stealthy baking! Brittany treated us to her homemade sangria and Scott shared his stash of IPA’s with Brian and Mark. We had a great time swapping stories until the wee hours of the morning. Thanks so much for a memorable birthday!

3 thoughts on “Mark’s Survival Guide to Cruising Lesson 2: Clean Clothes & Good Beer Make Sailors Happy

  1. Clean Clothes & Good Beer Make Sailors Happy- and if a sailor drinks too much beer, clean clothes become a secondary matter. In the Bahamas clothes can be replace with copious amounts of sunblock. Glad you guys are having a good time. Deb and I went Kiteskiing on a golf course up at Bretton Woods a few weeks ago. Be careful of that Stout…the alcohol content is fairly potent compared to around here I’m sure.

  2. Ah, not many clothes worn aboard Rode Trip…it’s been sunny & hot here at Long Island, Bahamas and sunscreen has become our new skin! The stout is 7% and delicious, just like good ‘ol homebrew.

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