We are in the same spot at Bald Head Island Marina that we were in last spring. While here we showered, did a load of laundry and bought ice cream since we could. Ice cream in the Bahamas is not readily available. When we did find it it had a lot of ice crystal due to thawing and refreezing.
Just as we were about to enter the channel this morning we saw a container ship on its way out. We stopped and waited for it to pass. The ship was accompanied by a police boat, a Coast Guard cutter and a small Coast Guard boat with a machine gun on the foredeck. The police boat came over to us as we waited and said we were okay where we were but should not get any closer to the ship. We don’t usually see that level of security around ships. The man who tied us up at the dock said it is typical for here. The ship had most likely come from the munitions depot a few miles up the river. I prefer to be nowhere near munitions depots, container shops carrying munitions and Navy Ships practicing with live munitions, thank you very much.