As Luck Would Have It, the island of Great Harbour Cay has a set of two large microwave towers that send communications from island to island. With the newest equipment one became redundant and was just standing there. The smart people at Bahamas Telephone Co (BATCO) planned to move the extra one onto another unconnected island to bring it out of the 3rd world stasis. So a huge crane and crew arrive by ferry for the day and began the work of removing the one extra tower.
|Tom and Laura on S/V Cool Hand on the sand bar.|
|If you look close in the background you can see the 2nd tower on the ground too.|
I think the one wrapped around this crane is the one they where working on.
I saw some rigging to it.
One last thing about the crane crew; They are as a team, 3 for 2, how could this be you ask. Well last month they were hired to work on another tower in the Andros and knocked it over too, 3 for 2, get it. And they still got the job for this one. Owning the only mobile crane in the Bahamas has it benefits I guess.
|Just another view after working past the flag crew,... YEAH RIGHT|
So with no communications, and perfect weather, and a waiting slip, it was time to leave. We couldn't give any notice to our kids, family and friends about our move so off we went at 6 am. OF course we had our SPOT on sending out the location as we moved and our good friend Thomas saw it and called our other friend Tom and told him "Their on the Move!" Thanks Tom you've always got my back. If you had been there for the crane guy I'll bet this wouldn't have happened ;-)
|GHC behind us by an hour|
|Silver Cover entrance and our escort up in front of us. Thanks Jim.|
|You can see Kasidah's Blue sun protection on|
her head sail and stay sail on the left of the photo.
|Not really her shot|
|Some of the channel inside before the marina,|
again note our escort in front of us.
Thanks for watching,....