Georgetown Surprise!

On a quiet Saturday evening in Georgetown, we were chillin' in the cockpit when Mike heard a call for Tomorrow over the VHF radio.  We had not met many other cruisers in the harbor, and didn't expect any calls on the radio, so  it was unusual to hear our boat name.  It was a taxi driver from town, and he told Mike that someone was calling to see if Tomorrow was still in the harbor and how long we would be here.   Mike told the taxi driver we were planning on leaving Monday or Tuesday, and then asked him who wanted to know?  The taxi driver told Mike he wasn't sure, but he would call him back the next day.  The entire next day, we were gone from the boat on the Great Exuma Scooter Adventure and did not talk to the cab driver until Monday morning.  The taxi driver told Mike that the self-described "Mystery Man" asked that we be at the Peace & Plenty Hotel at 6pm to meet him.  We had no idea who might be coming to visit, but we did just as he said.  We were quite curious as to who was coming for a visit, but mostly we were really excited to hang out with anybody who would go to the trouble to be in Georgetown just to visit with us.  We received a call later that day from the "Mystery Man", who identified himself as Jack - he told us that he was at the Peace & Plenty and to come over as soon as we could.  We arrived there at 5pm to find Jack standing outside of the Peace & Plenty.  We did not know him, but he knew us, and we exchanged greetings.  He explained that he had been a cruiser for 20 years and had hung out in Georgetown for a great deal of that time.  He had seen our website, and decided to take a little vacation and hang out with us at the same time.  He walked us out to the poolside bar where the Dr. of Libations, Peace and Plenty's world famous bartender, got us a couple of coldies.  It was obvious that he knew just about everyone in Georgetown, and everyone knew him.  As we were ordering at the bar 2 people ran up behind us and started grabbing us and laughing.  It was Jan & John.  They had pulled the ultimate surprise with their friend Jack.  Or, you could call him their little angel.  Jan & John stayed in Georgetown for about 48hrs.  We crammed as much fun into those hours as humanly possible.  Sailing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, dinghy dragging and eating lots of conch to name a few activities.  The weather was gorgeous, we had plenty of Sun & Fun.  Captain Jack regaled us with many great stories and hints from his years spent sailing in and around Georgetown, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.  We had a blast picking his brain about all of the best beaches, snorkeling spots and islands to visit.  He knew it all and it was great fun talking to someone that could relate to our Grand Voyage.  We really appreciated the opportunity to have family in Georgetown and will never forget it.  Thanks Captain Jack!    

Aerial photographs of Elizabeth Harbor taken by our "Mystery Guest"

Stocking Island, you can see the monument in the top left of the picture

Hamburger Beach is a popular hangout

We had no way of knowing that these pictures were being taken

That is Chat 'N Chill on the peninsula on the right, behind it on the right is one of four hurricane holes

Jan & John Pre-surprise- they are giddy!


John, Jan, Mike & Kate at the Peace & Plenty Hotel

A reunion

Jack, Mike, John, Jan & Kate

Kate & Jan

Now this is a party!

Mike is trying to figure out how they pulled this one off?!

It was so good to see John & Jan

Jan could not thank Jack enough for this opportunity, none of us could

Club Peace & Plenty 

Local artwork being sold at the Manager's party at Peace & Plenty

Mike & Kate pulling up in the dinghy to pick Ma and Pa up for a little sun and fun

Mike & Kate at the dock for the Peace & Plenty

Jan on Tomorrow

Kate preparing for departure

Mike getting ready for a sail

Mike hoisting the main sail on Tomorrow

Underway, here we go

Nice winds, 15-20 knots with small seas, perfect for sailing

Great Exuma Island

John on Tomorrow

There were hundreds of boats in Elizabeth Harbor, and quite a few catamarans

Heeled over under sail

We were hoping to catch some fish and so was this Sportfisher

The monument at Hamburger Beach

This photographer has a catamaran fetish!


More Cats

A Manta 44 Powercat, no Sails

This is the entrance to the Georgetown dinghy dock on Lake Victoria

Captain Jack

One of the many MegaYachts in the harbor

Peace & Plenty Hotel

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church c.1802

St. Andrew's

The view from the church

You might have a pretty good turn out with a view like this!


All of the Government buildings in the Bahamas are pink

Lake Victoria with all kinds of boats for rent

Just some of the beautiful flowers you'll see in the gardens around town

The Sandpiper was the best gift shop in all of the Bahama Islands we had visited

Peace & Plenty

John!  I'm ready to go to dinner

The spiny lobster was succulent!

John at dinner at the Peace & Plenty

Mike & Kate headed out in the dark back to Tomorrow

John & Jan's Great Adventure

This does not Suck!

Captain Mike, catch us a fish!

John & Jan at Hamburger Beach for one of Dora's famous burgers

There were pictures of Jack Sparrow inside.  He had also come to Dora's for a burger while filming Pirate's of the Caribbean II & III

Hamburger Beach




Snorkel mama

Snorkel Papa

John & Jan's reef adventure

Cheater's Restaurant for dinner, Cracked Conch.  It was scrumptious!

Jan & John at Cheater's.  We did ask about the name and the waitress confirmed that the owner is a "Cheater"

I could get used to this!

Time for more snorkeling

Spotfin Butterflyfish

Gray angelfish

Gray Angelfish

Sea Sponges

Sea Rod Coral

Spotfin butterflyfish

Queen Angelfish



Gray Angelfish

John & Mike - Guess who's had more time in the sun lately?

Jan doing one of our favorite things, getting dragged behind the dinghy snorkeling

Mike had fun dragging her

Increasing speed

Let's see how fast we can go before she let's go!! - She never did

John being dragged

[movie camera illustration]

Click here video of Dad dink dragging

[movie camera illustration]

We hated to say goodbye!

Click Here to move on to the next leg of the Grand Voyage





Who made me?

I'm beautiful and amazing, 

but how did it all happen?

What's the Secret??

It's pretty simple.  YOU are RESPONSIBLE for YOU !!!

The Keys to Happiness

True happiness can't be bought.

Find out why.

Screensavers by Mike and Kate

Experience interesting and beautiful places, 

right from your home or office!

Email Us







Site Designed by Tomorrow Web Designs Need a Web Site?  Contact Us.

Beaufort, NC







































































beaufort nc - beaufort north carolina - bahamas sailing vacation - bahamas catamaran charter - tomorrow web designs - disc golf basket - cape lookout weddings - flying disc hunter - ladder golf - cincinnati oh real estate - beaufort nc real estate - build a pool table plans - build a ping pong table plans - build a disc golf basket - how to build  - morehead city nc - morehead city north carolina - san blas sailing vacation - bocas del toro sailing vacation - beaufort inn