Christmas festivities, immigration & repairs…

Christmas in the Bahamas who would have thunk?!? It’s Christmas Eve and Jeff and I will be greeters for the final time here at Treasure Cay Community Church this evening. Over the past couple of weeks we have been crazy busy with all the Christmas festivities that Treasure Cay has planned as well as trying to get everything in order so we can begin making our way south.

Here’s a run down of everything we’ve been doing. We had to order a part for the boat, book travel for Jeff to fly to Florida to pick up said part and get his immigration restarted for 6 more months. We attended the first Treasure Cay Christmas golf cart parade, attended the Christmas tree lighting to include the lighting of their giant Ginger Bread house at the Spinnaker restaurant. I attended the ladies Christmas party for the community, Jeff flew into Palm Springs on Monday and had a whirlwind shopping spree, slept in the car after a midnight trip to Walmart in order to return on Tuesday. I along with a couple of friends took a car into Marsh Harbour to restock and provision the boat, visited a cool old local artist shop and hung out at a blue hole not far from Treasure Cay. We replaced the raw water pump on the boat (yay it’s working again), Thursday night was the Christmas boat parade right here in the marina harbor. We watched it from m/v Deja Vu Too with some new and old friends while making homemade pizza (pictures were added to FB page Cooking on a Boat). We’ve scheduled my very quick trip into Florida for my immigration restart for right after the first of the year and we will be leaving Treasure Cay tomorrow or Monday to make our way over to Elbow Cays Hope Town to bring in the new year. We hope to meet up with our friends Bob & Rhonda from m/v Vaya Con Dios, Ed Horton from s/v Catatude and Philip from s/v Sea Ya. If the weather cooperates we hope to have a fun New Years celebration. {whew} I wasn’t kidding about being busy!

Tree lighting, golf cart & boat parade

Tree lighting, golf cart & boat parade

Giant ginger bread house

Giant ginger bread house

Local artists Don Woods Originals

Local artists Don Woods Originals


Beautiful Blue hole

Beautiful Blue hole

Raw water pump replacement $$$ 😖

Raw water pump replacement $$$ 😖

We are excited about leaving, however we will truly miss all of our friends here as well as this beautiful place. We managed to learn more about our boat, maneuver some shallow waters in and around the Abacos Islands as well as dare those deep ocean waters a time or two. We have Eleuthera in our sights and then Exumas soon after! Loving the Bahamas and looking forward to what the new year has in store for us.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Praying for many blessings, much healing and restoration over all of our lives and lifting up the newly elected administration for guidance and wisdom for this next term!

Love you all,
Jeff & Cristol

2 thoughts on “Christmas festivities, immigration & repairs…

  1. Thanks for the update. We do wish you both a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    We will also pray for you a safe journey no matter where you travel to.

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