They say the only thing you can count on is change. Well, we have had a change of plans. We've enjoyed the Bahamas so much that we have decided not to sail up to New England this summer, but rather stay in the Bahamas. As I write this I am in New York visiting my family, and Gayle is in Massachusetts attending her family reunion. We decided to fly up rather than sail up. Bel Ami is tucked in nicely in a hurricane hole on a mooring in Georgetown. We spend our days sailing and exploring. There is so much to see and do: swimming, diving, spearfishing, conch gathering, hiking, playing with the dolphins, swimming with pigs (yes!), scrabble, watching movies. Gayle's friend Mike, who has lived in the Bahamas on his sailboat Silent Flight for years, has been serving as a wonderful activity guide. Currently our plan is to remain in the Bahamas until after hurricane season, and then sail the boat back to the Virgin Islands to reconnect with family and friends down there.