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We travel 23 miles to progress 3 miles. And it rocked! (3/15/18)

Back on the water again and we have one final day in the Exumas before heading out to Eleuthera. Our plan? Thunderball Grotto! Continue reading “We travel 23 miles to progress 3 miles. And it rocked! (3/15/18)”

Leaving Georgetown (3/14/18)

We are just over two months in the Bahamas and one month on our visa to go. We are coming up on our fourth week in Elizabeth Harbor and have just said good bye to our second visitor (happy trails Grandpa Chuck!). We are want to see Eleuthera and the Abacos. And it appears that today is a good day to travel. So buh-bye Georgetown.

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Black Point Settlement (Great Guana Cay) (2/8/18-2/14/18)

Black Point. Where we came for a day, and ended up spending a week! It was a fantastic town with really friendly people who appear to really like the cruising community that sits in their bay. Continue reading “Black Point Settlement (Great Guana Cay) (2/8/18-2/14/18)”

A perfect day (2/6/18)

We have had bad days, good days and great days. More bad at the beginning and then trending up. And as time went on we got some more good. Then mostly good with a sprinkling of great. Then predominantly great. Today was perfect. A gem. The reason we quit our jobs and left. A day that makes every other part of this journey worth it. It was great weather. It was the best sailing we have had EVER. It was the joy of being on the water, working together and moving along to whatever and wherever is next.

So how did this shake out? Continue reading “A perfect day (2/6/18)”

Oh Bahamas, where have you been our entire lives? Cambridge Cay (2/3/18-2/5/18)

I gotta say, this place is just about magic.

Yes. The wind blows incessantly. The waves slap against our boat and the current whips us around our anchor. And the salt water irritates the crack of my rear end. But oh my lord, this is gorgeous. Why have we not been here before now?

Better late than never. Continue reading “Oh Bahamas, where have you been our entire lives? Cambridge Cay (2/3/18-2/5/18)”

Sharks, children and other dangerous things. Warderick Wells (2/1/17-2/2/17)

Our time in Highbourne Cay has come to an end and it is time to continue our journey south. While we don’t know precisely where we will ultimately stop and turn back to the North to the US of A, today we plan on heading SSE about 30 miles to Warderick Wells. And stay in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea park for awhile to hike, snorkel and take in the sights. Continue reading “Sharks, children and other dangerous things. Warderick Wells (2/1/17-2/2/17)”

Weather. We make a small mistake and sit. (1/29/18)

You may now that we are at Highbourne Cay Marina. Top of the Exumas. Waiting out some bad weather. We haven’t told you about this place yet, but wanted to give an update on where we are at and our plans. Continue reading “Weather. We make a small mistake and sit. (1/29/18)”

Flo’s Conch Bar (1/21/18)

We eat out quite a bit on this trip. Which explains our inability to get our dinghy up on plane. Normally I don’t write about individual restaurants that we visit. They are all pretty good. Some are unique. But while sitting in the Berry Islands waiting to cross to Nassau, we got to eat at what can best be described as a dive restaurant, only reachable by boat on an island a long way away from anything. Continue reading “Flo’s Conch Bar (1/21/18)”

Shark and Turtle Creek; Dinghy Humiliation. Great Harbour Cay, Bahmas (1/17/18)

One thing that is guaranteed on this trip. Whenever any of us feel like we are getting competent at any particular task, the Gods/Goddesses of irony and humility come along and smite us mightily about the heads and knock us back a step or two. Today was a small, but illustrative, example.

(And as a note–this was from last week, just publishing now)

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