The Adventure Continues

10 April 2016 | Hopetown, Elbow Cay, Abacos
19 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
12 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
22 March 2015 | Charlotte Harbor
10 March 2015
17 February 2015 | Marco Island, FL
29 January 2015 | Fort Pierce, FL
02 April 2014
15 March 2014 | Key West, FL
14 March 2014 | Sombrero Reef
26 February 2014 | Boot Key Harbor
17 February 2014
09 February 2014 | Fort Lauderdal, FL
06 May 2013 | Harbortown Marina, Fort Pierce, FL
22 April 2013 | Fort Pierce, FL
21 April 2013 | Manjack Cay
11 April 2013 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
10 April 2013 | Hopetown, Elbow Cay, Abacos
10 April 2013 | Mangoes Marina

Hopetown Too

21 March 2013 | Hopetown Harbor
What a great place. We stayed 8 days, met a bunch of great people, missed some great photo moments because we forgot the camera, and look forward to coming back here in April. Part of the Hopetown experience is walking along the quaint streets among homes that were built around 1785 by Loyalists to the British Crown who were not too happy with the Revolutionary War and how in ended. They migrated to the Bahamas from places like New York, Mass., Rhode Island, etc. Not a bad idea at least during the winters. The photo gallery contains a couple of pics of the streets. Not a lot of room for anything but a couple of people or bicycles.
The beach is another part of the experience. Miles of beaches on the Atlantic side of Elbow Cay, absolutely un-interrupted by anything. The dunes are very fragile after Sandy and everyone is doing all they can to keep the uninformed off of them. We came across a Conch that had been washed up on the beach. It was trying to pull itself back into the water. Pretty gross looking if you don't mind me saying so. I gave it a hand and was told by friends that we missed an opportunity for fresh conch. No thanks.
Other places that were on our must-see list were the beach bar, On Da Beach. A very cool place with good eats at a reasonable price. Also, the Hopetown light house was a must visit. It is the only working lighthouse in the Abacos. It uses a kerosene lamp that is magnified by huge Fresnel lenses, and can be seen at night from 17 miles away. I took some pictures from on top of it.
So on March 20th, we will depart Hopetown for Great Guana Cay. A pretty good storm is predicted for Weds. night so we will stay at the Orchid Bay Marina in Settlement Bay. Supposedly, there is good protection there. We'll probably stay there two nights and then move on. Stay tuned for more of the adventure.
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Vessel Name: Alize
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 423
Hailing Port: Fort Pierce, FL
Crew: Dick & Peggy Dragonette
About: Dick and Peg have been sailing for over 25 years on Lake Erie, the Atlantic, in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. We brought our vessel from Sandusky, OH to Florida in 2011 and now alternate between our home in Chagrin Falls in Ohio during the Summer and our boat in Ft. Pierce, FL in the Winter.
Alize's Photos - Main
Stuff we've seen in the states and the Bahamas.
7 Photos
Created 10 April 2016
He's an institution in the Bahamas
9 Photos
Created 19 March 2016
Our first two weeks in paradise with our friend Wendell
9 Photos
Created 12 March 2016
7 Photos
Created 22 March 2015
16 Photos
Created 10 March 2015
13 Photos
Created 17 February 2015
Our good friend Lee and Bahamas friends Ed and Chris meet in Ft. Pierce.
5 Photos
Created 29 January 2015
14 Photos
Created 22 April 2014
6 Photos
Created 2 April 2014
15 Photos
Created 15 March 2014
5 Photos
Created 14 March 2014
5 Photos
Created 26 February 2014
Chapter 3 of our ongoing adventure.
5 Photos
Created 9 February 2014
A Presidential Yacht pays a visit
5 Photos
Created 6 May 2013
On the way home.
11 Photos
Created 21 April 2013
Conch
4 Photos
Created 11 April 2013
A different view of Hopetown
10 Photos
Created 10 April 2013
Awaiting the arrival of our friends from Granville, OH
5 Photos
Created 9 April 2013
Views from around the harbor.
7 Photos
Created 26 March 2013
Great Guana is a very large and varied island/cay. Beautiful
6 Photos
Created 22 March 2013
Another look at a place worthy of second looks
7 Photos
Created 21 March 2013
First views of Hopetown
7 Photos
Created 14 March 2013
Staying at Mango's
5 Photos
Created 9 March 2013
Boasting one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
4 Photos
Created 8 March 2013
A very beautiful stop on our way to Marsh Harbor
8 Photos
Created 4 March 2013
5 Photos
Created 1 March 2013
Our first pics on the way and in Grand Bahama
10 Photos
Created 26 February 2013
Alize getting ready for launch the second week of January.
3 Photos
Created 6 December 2012