EXUMAS: REVISITING LOVED PLACES, EXPLORING NEW SPOTS

March 31st: Neil picked up Meg and Liv at the taxi stand (aka “Exuma Markets”). The girls had been on the road since the day before, taking a red-eye from Denver and then spending 11 hours in Miami before the short plane hop to Great Exuma Island. They may have been a wee bit tired….Continue reading “EXUMAS: REVISITING LOVED PLACES, EXPLORING NEW SPOTS”

George Town, Great Exuma Island and Long Island

March 18th: Kathleen piloted us out of the Oven Rock anchorage off Great Guana Cay and through the Galliot Cut into the Exuma Sound for our cruise down to George Town. The seas were a little rolly, but easy, we had some light drizzle, which was actually great. George Town is the capitol of theContinue reading “George Town, Great Exuma Island and Long Island”

EMERALD ROCK, WARDERICK WELLS CAY, AND THE EXUMA LAND AND SEA PARK … AKA PARADISE

Another short cruise on March 2nd took us to our favorite spot (so far) in the Bahamas. We picked up a mooring ball in the Emerald Rock field, anticipating bigger winds later this week – strategically locating our boat near shore and “hills” that would hopefully buffer the winds that were anticipated from the EastContinue reading “EMERALD ROCK, WARDERICK WELLS CAY, AND THE EXUMA LAND AND SEA PARK … AKA PARADISE”

The Snorkeling Dive that Made Narcos Real

Feb 26th: Today we snorkeled the plane that went down here during the days of Norman’s Cay being a drug-running center. Apparently this cay was ideal for its out of the way location, long landing strip and proximity to the US. We don’t know what happened to the pilot of this ill-fated plane, but itContinue reading “The Snorkeling Dive that Made Narcos Real”

AND JUST LIKE THAT…IT’S 2022

We spent the first two weeks of February provisioning for our 2-3 month cruise to the Bahamas, completing maintenance items and installing our new cooktop and dryer. Kathleen completed a long (since October) dental work saga (at least its over). Dave and Elaine arrived on the 9th, and we started our weather watch looking forContinue reading “AND JUST LIKE THAT…IT’S 2022”

Cruising the Exumas and returning to Florida

August 4: We weighed anchor at Warderick Wells Cay around 10:00am. With a strong current as we navigated out of the mooring field and several moored boats to steer around, it was a bit nerve wracking, but we did fine. Our cruise to Shroud Cay, still within the Exumas Land and Sea Park, was aContinue reading “Cruising the Exumas and returning to Florida”

On to Eleuthera Island and the Exumas

Monday, July 26 we left Orchid Bay Marina on Great Guana Cay at about 8:00am to cruise a few hours south to Tilloo Cay, our last stop in the Abacos before we cross the Providence Channel to Eleuthera. The anchorage is protected and very quiet (we were the only ones here – which was marvelous).Continue reading “On to Eleuthera Island and the Exumas”

Cruising the Abacos: Green Turtle Cay to Man-O-War Cay

July 18th: We lazed on the morning at our Manjack Cay anchorage, finally securing the dinghy to the upper deck, preparing the boat, and raising the anchor to leave about 11:00. It was a little bittersweet leaving, but we knew we would be back and wanted to see more of this beautiful country. We cruisedContinue reading “Cruising the Abacos: Green Turtle Cay to Man-O-War Cay”