Last night La Gringa and I went to the SharkBite restaurant on Turtle Cove. We noticed that it is starting to fill up for the season, after being essentially empty for most of the summer and fall. We stopped by today to snap a few boat photos, knowing many of the people reading this are interested in boats.
As you can tell from the light, we are in mid-winter here. Thank goodness the days are getting longer again. This winter weather is tough...
Cetacea, out of Aspen. That must have been an interesting trip...
This is the outside deck area of Sharkbite, a restaurant we go to from time to time.
I flung my lobster tail scraps over the railing, and its fun to watch the fish go into a feeding frenzy. And we have seen large sharks swimming by that deck every single night we have been there.
This is looking across the marina. There are some very nice private homes and slips over on that side.
A nice Azimut 68, named Barracuda
Here's a shot of the stern:
"Praha" is Prague, in Czech, in case you were wondering. And I bet that trip was almost as interesting as the one from Aspen.
I also wonder if the owner of this boat is involved in the resort planned for Salt Cay. We had heard that the developers are Eastern European.
This one is named Cowboy and I actually think it must stay here. For the past couple of years it had a slip right next to Sharkbite.
Nice tower. I didn't get the name of this one.
But it's sure a nice boat. Looks like they take their fishing seriously as well:
We've seen this boat here a lot, from the BVI. But of course thats only about 600 miles from here. A sister country to our south.
The lineup looking down at the Tiki Hut end of the marina:
This would be a little more our style, for the type of boating we do down here:
Reckon 500 horsepower is enough?
Its not all power boats here, although its a bit early in the year for the cruising sailboats. There are some here, and some of them need a little work to get ready to sail:
There are usually at least three or four 40ft.+ catamarans down across from Sharkbite. I know one of them from Texas is in the yard getting bottom painted. We met the owner. Nice guy from Dallas.
And some hulls need a little more work than others. Take this one, for example. This is an older model with it's own pecularities and character...She's basically a good sound ride, got a good bottom on her. She's fast when she needs to be, and forgiving when it's called for.. she has been known to pitch from time to time...but don't they all? Just needs some TLC, understanding, and a little paint...
She's got some entanglements that will need sorting out...some loose rigging, but that can all be adjusted with some effort..
Wait.......here's a better angle:
Okay, well, I still have enough photos for another post, and some of them are of even bigger boats. But I need to go pick up the Friday night pizza, so will post this now and the rest of the Turtle Cove boat photos later on...