Ok, so now we are in Hog Island and it is actually not as bad as everyone made it out to be. There are certainly lots of kids and the water isn’t the nicest but we have found a nice spot towards the back, away from the crowd (as ‘away from the crowd’ as you’ll ever get at Hog Island anyway).
Our windlass was fixed and was working beautifully but has started to play up again so we’ll have to get Mike to check it out. Talk about frustrating!
Hog Island, unlike our windlass, is great. It is basically a kid heaven and is even amazing for kidless cruisers. It is a lot more cruiser oriented in the Southern bays because they have a lot more events catered for us boat folk. For example, they show all sorts of sporting events at the local bar, they have a cricket match every Friday, there’s a book reading on the beach for the kids and all of the bars have internet. Because there are some many kids, you’d think that school work becomes harder but thankfully it’s exactly the opposite. The other day, Xav finished his schoolwork by 9:30 – that never happens! Then the rest of the day is spent playing on the beach, sailing and exploring the island.