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South toward Georgetown

Our delightful weather continued to hold pattern, so we decided to head toward Georgetown, where we would meet up with Luc and Marie Andrée, our friends aboard lnnu upon their arrival around the 15th. Cruising conditions could not have been better, calm winds and seas, bright sunshine, true trawler weather! Since we were in deep […]

Staniel Cay

From Emerald Rock we cruised to Staniel Cay with delightfully calm weather. One of the highlights of calm weather is the effect it has on the surface of the water and visibility. When the wind chop smooths out, the visibility increases dramatically as evidenced by the photo of our anchor just behind the swim platform. […]

Emerald Rock – Warderick Wells

From Shroud we moved to Emerald Rock, the mooring field south of the Park headquarters at Warderick Wells. We enjoyed a few days of delightfully calm weather on a mooring there. We hiked some of the trails across to the ocean side that traverse the ruins of the Davis Plantation, a loyalist venture that was […]

Shroud Cay

Shroud Cay is part of the Exumas Land and Sea Park, part of the Bahamas National Trust. The Exumas Land and Sea Park extends from Little Wax Cay in the north to Cambridge Cay in the south. The park extends three miles on either side of the cays, and is all a “no-take” zone. Nothing […]

Arrival in the Exumas

We arrived at Highbourne Cay at 1740 hrs. on Sunday, Mar. 6th.  The run was a bit bumpy, but not uncomfortable. Winds were in the 20 kt. range, so we had a lot of salt spray, the boat was pretty salty at the end of the day! We still had quite a bit of chop […]

Across the Bank to the Exumas- Part 2

The 77 nm. run across the bank to Chubb Cay was bumpy, but tolerable. We arrived before dark and anchored with some surge, a bit rolly but tolerable. We decided to keep the dinghy stowed due to the roll, and the difficulty launching it in those conditions, so we endured the roll, it did calm […]

Across the Bank to the Exumas- Part 1

We cruised across the Bahama Banks to the Exumas in two legs since our weather window seemed to be holding. The whole run from Bimini to the Exumas is about 160 nm, and we’ve done the trip in one shot on an overnight the previous two times. An overnight is a good way to chew […]

We cross!

Our weather window held, and we departed University Cove on Thursday, Mar. 3 at first light, headed for Bimini. Our crossing was relatively smooth despite having NNE winds around 10 kts. As crossings go, the rule of thumb is not to make one when winds have any northerly component, since north winds against the north-flowing […]

Ft. Lauderdale

We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on Jan. 24, a 43nm cruise from Lake Worth, and about 18 bridges we had to have raised. Ugh! We’ll do an outside run on this leg if the weather permits, it did not! Conditions outside were lousy, so we opted for the bridge dance over the sloppy seas. We […]

Cocoa to Vero Beach

Our visit to Cocoa has become an annual event, the anchorage is roomy with good holding, easy dinghy access, although the majority of the boats in the anchorage are liveaboards with nearly half of those derelict, or nearly so. There were two partially sunken vessels and two lying on the shore by the mangroves. Florida […]

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