Bye Polar was on the Town Dock on it's way south. Not too many boats going south these days, just the last few hold outs, and they're moving fast. We listen to a Net on the SSB in the mornings, called Cruiseheimers, (or Cruisetimers, or Cruisenheimers, or Cruiseheimtimers, depending on who's the Controller for the day). They have check-ins from boats underway and position reports from those of us staying in one place. We haven't heard anyone north of us for a week or so, but lots and lots of boats in Florida. Now that Christmas is over, the mass exodus for The Bahamas is in full swing.
We don't usually do any Christmas presents, but this year a couple of new hatches found their way under the tree. Well, not actually under the tree, they're bigger than our mini tree. We have been living with the original hatches, dark, crazed, really hard for me to open. Did I mention dark? To open one, I had to stand with one foot on the settee and one foot on the edge of the table, not easy when it's rough. These we can just push up and open! And we can see through! And they don't leak! And they open from the outside, too! We always say, it's the little things in life that are important.