Today was a busy day indeed. Vernon had to finish one side of the hull, I had to get the dinghy ready, return the rental car, get fuel for the dinghy and check-out of the marina. Despite all that I managed to get ready for departure before noontime and then procrastinated leaving the dock for another hour. When I finally departed it took a while to get all the fenders in and the dinghy ready for a trip since the large area that used to be free in front of the dinghy dock at Nanny Cay has now been used by dockage space so I had to do all that work out in the swell of the Sir Francis Drake channel and I have yet to get my sea-legs. Despite the challenging start, I put out a minimum of mainsail and the equivalent of about 4 reefs in the genoa and crossed the channel bound for "The Bight" on Norman Island doing about 5 knots in 12-15 knots of wind. I thought I'd start off with a very conservative sail plan while I got back into the swing of things aboard. "Zanshin" is now anchored between a couple of megayachts on the side of the anchorage furthest from the Willie T's - tonight is Sunday and both Superbowl and local's night so I'm expected quite a bit of noise and I'm currently more in the mood for a quiet evening.
I did some work getting rid of rust in the cockpit and fired up the barbie after sunset for a tasty rib-eye steak with potatoes and enjoyed my first evening on the boat at anchor. There was a bit of partying going on in the Bight but overall it was quiet and after my busy day I was asleep very early indeed.

Nanny Cay's new fuel dock The new and muchly improved fuel dock at Nanny Cay. Zanshin can be seen at "A" dock.
[18°23'49.75"N 64°38'9.11"W (facing NW)]
Nanny Cay's new fuel dock
Nanny Cay "A" and "B" Docks at Nanny Cay are for transient and mid-term guests
[18°23'49.86"N 64°38'9.29"W (facing N)]
Nanny Cay "B" Dock
Sunshades at the stern The integrated sunshades in the aft part of the Bimini are quite important in the Caribbean, as the prevailing winds usually make this part of the boat point right at the setting sun.
(2013-02-03 18:16:55 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/50s] ISO 200 Focus ∞)
Sunshades at the stern
Yacht Suakir The yacht Suakir at anchor
(2013-02-03 18:16:17 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 800 Focus ∞)
Yacht Suakir
Happy Hour Bell This is Zanshin's Happy Hour and/or Sundowner bell. Note the hand about to ring it and the time...
(2013-02-03 16:58:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/50s] ISO 800 Focus 0.56m)
Happy Hour Bell
Golden sunset and megayacht We all share the same views and anchorages, megayachts and small boats alike.
[18°19'10.22"N 64°37'11.16"W (facing SW)]
Golden sunset and megayacht
Nanny Cay panorama Nanny Cay panorama
[18°23'51.97"N 64°38'7.71"W (facing W)]
Nanny Cay panorama
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