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Little San Salvador- aka Half Moon Cay

Little San Salvador is just to the north and a bit east of Cat Island, just a few hours’ cruise. Once owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines, it is now owned by Carnival, and used as a private island playground for cruise ships from Carnival as well as the other brands they own including Carnival Cruise […]

Cat Island

We cruised with Bella Vita from Conception to Cat Island, a day cruise. Conditions were holding, so the cruise was relatively smooth. At 48 miles long and between 1 and 4 miles wide, Cat Island is the sixth largest island in the Bahamas. Cat also boasts the highest elevation in the Bahamas at Mt. Alvernia […]


Our guests departed after two weeks of fun in the sun, and we connected with some fellow Selene owners for a night out at Catch-a-Fire resort and restaurant. It’s located north of Georgetown, about a 15-20 minute ride by cab. We joined Luc and his guests aboard Innu, a 53′ Selene, and Ray and Cynthia […]


Since arriving in the Exumas we’ve made our way down the chain. We enjoyed a stretch of uncharacteristically calm weather, with winds in single digit territory. Those days are generally counted on one hand, and rarely extend beyond that, but they are the memorable ones, as visibility in the water improves dramatically with the reduction […]

Back to the Exumas

We slipped lines in Bimini just before noon on Wednesday, Mar. 11, bound for Highborne Cay on an overnight run that would take us about 165 nm in roughly 26 hrs. Conditions at the outset were acceptable, not ideal with winds out of the ENE, 16G 22. Seas 3-4 ft at about 5 sec, pretty […]

In the Bahamas

I’ve been slacking in keeping the blog up to date. Here’s a bit of catch-up since the last post. We left Ft. Pierce with hull shined and the shaft seal secure, next stop was West Palm just to overnight, then on to Ft. Lauderdale. We arrived there on the 26th of January and anchored in […]

Ft. Pierce & Haulout

Our great time in Vero came to a close and we headed to Ft. Pierce on 21 Jan. Our destination was Cracker Boy Boat Works, where we were scheduled for a haulout at 10 AM. Our trip was uneventful, and the lift operator had the travel lift sitting on the lift well waiting for us, […]

Vero Beach

Vero Beach is one of our favorite stops. It’s known by cruisers as “Velcro Beach” because so many cruisers stop for a night or two and end up staying a month- or longer. There are cruisers who started out on a mooring and now have dirt homes here!   We did manage to talk Ray […]

Space Coast!

We arrived in Mosquito Lagoon on Tuesday, an easy cruise from New Smyrna Beach. Finally a sunny day with temps in  shirt sleeve and shorts range. We were on the lookout for friends Ray & Peggy aboard S/V Moriah. Ray & Peggy are our pier neighbors from Stansbury, our “home” marina, and had departed a […]

St. Augustine

At the time we left Stanbury, we had discussed being in St. Augustine for Christmas, and although we could have made it with some long days and offshore runs, we opted for a more leisurely pace, arriving here in St. Augustine on the 2nd of the New Year. We left Charleston on Saturday morning the […]

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