Sailing Around The World

Grocery Shopping by Barbara

Hello All:  Barbara here.  It is good to be back on Dragonsbane.  The 70 – 80 degree weather is easy to get used to!   The boat is getting low on provisions, and shopping has been a two day process.  That is, getting groceries.  The local people of Nassau are very helpful.  We found a store well stocked, however Dale and I had to be selective as to what we bought, since we had to carry everything back to the boat via, foot, bus and dinghy. Our first trip to the store was unsuccessful, as the dial-up credit card service was out and we did not have correct Bahamian cash to pay for out purchases.  We went back today, via a lengthy, back roads bus trip.  The bus driver dropped us off right at the door.  Hard to say what and when the bus routes are, as we haven’t found any.  You just tell them where you want to go, and you wind up there eventually.    

Downtown Nassau is gearing up for Christmas, as they are having the tree lighting ceremony tonight.  I’m not sure how that will go as the wind is quite gusty and blowing in over the Atlantic with thunderstorms predicted.   Santa will not let us down, he will be here to collect Christmas lists from all the good girls and boys. 

Unfortunately, Jacques has been under the weather, but is beginning to bounce back.   With high winds and thunderstorms approaching, he will be on anchor watch most of the night. 

A Bahamian Goooodnight,


3 responses

  1. paul & judy

    Hi Barb… Hammonds here… glad to hear you’re back on board… hope Jacques is feeling better… he is doing a great job with his blog… Happy Birthday… thought about you while you were in flight… smooth sailing… P7J

    November 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

  2. Maggie

    Feel better Jacques! I’m sure a boat is not a very fun place to be when you’re sick.

    November 30, 2012 at 1:14 am

  3. Pete Weingartner

    Barb, You mean that you did not find the Wal-mart on the east side of the island??


    November 30, 2012 at 1:58 am