2014-01-29 George Town, Exuma Bahamas

No silly that is NOT a shark, but you have to love an anchorage with a dolphin. Actually this was a family of 3 and the little tike was cute as a speckled pup on Christmas morning! .

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This is the entrance into Lake Victoria in George Town. The passage is so tiny only one dinghy can pass at a time. Inside though lies a medium size lake. When the wind is up, entering gets pretty exciting. Inside it becomes calm instantly.

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Between Magnolia, our friends on EleanorQ and Mandela we get together to eat quite often. On the way to Mandela this picture just needed to be taken!

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L-R MaryMarie (Eleanor Q), Nancy (Mandela) and Magnolia’s Admiral, Annette.

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L-R (Add) Ron (Mandela) and Frank (Eleanor Q)

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In spite of the previous evening’s festivities, the crowd takes off to hike from Sand Dollar Beach to Chit-Chat for lunch. (Here’s a secret some know already – you can’t hike there or its REALLY hard!)

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Along the way Frank decides to test the local OSHA regulations.

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The hike does afford a lovely beach walk.

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We finally dinghy over to the famous Chat&Chill where the Rays have come in for lunch. We are told they prefer Conch, out of the shell. Who wouldn’t?

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The Chat&Chill area is also known as Volleyball Beach or more aptly, “Adult Day Care.” Everything from Sunday morning non-denomination church services, to basket weaving, to yoga classes, boat technical discussions and even administration of the HAM Radio licenses happens here. Some cruisers come to George Town for the winter an travel no where else.

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Of course there is dance night where a DJ spins all kinds of Classic Rock till well into the night. (I think they stack the records at 9pmish) Here the gang warms up on the sand before hitting the main deck.

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Tomorrow, Magnolia is going to take us a couple miles down to a quiet anchorage at Red Shanks.

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