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cruising, vb, kroozing, working on your boat in exotic locations around the Caribbean....Dudley and Becca
We''re moving fast now!
06/24/2011, Heading for Clarencetown, Long Island.

We see a very cool place before us and yet another reef to weave. It's looking more and more like a fishing town!

We are hoping to find in line water filters, fittings for the last one we do have, veggies and some fruit!

We got in very early, again...sun rising on the horizon and I'm still looking for a Bed and I'm obsessed!

No hardware, chandlerly or marine store within walking distance, so it's a car rental or continue filtering the water thru coffee filters.

Not on land yet...just found our new house to be built on Biscayne Bay!

Another Over Night Passage
06/22/2011, Mayaguana to the Crooked Acklins!

I'm starting to see a pattern! Arriving very early, or very late...and here we are at Atwood Harbor. All alone, very peaceful, enough wind to keep us cool....ahhhhhh.

Sometimes you just need to chill! We stayed just one day and tried to find Chester settlement. We did not. We had a glorious day exploring in the dink and walking the beach, just in time to leave in enough light to pass umbrella rock, out the reef for Long Island!



Wow...Everyone is so GREAT!
06/21/2011, Mayaguana Settlement

We moved into the head of Abraham Bay to clear into the Bahamas! Now we're getting close to home! Thank goodness we are a 34' boat (the only time other than our mooring fee at home), it's $150.00 permit fee, not $300. for a boat over 35'. Whew!

We were only here for 3 days, but we have received so much love! We met Antoine, Akeesha, Fire, JR and Tiffany on S/V Frodo (a Golden Hind), and Rosie!

Rosie is an angel! She didn't have milk, bread, ice, cheese, tomatoes, fruit, but said she would fill two gallon jugs and make ice for us. She also called around to see who's making bread. When we showed up the next morning, she said that Winefred baked bread this morning! Fire took us to her place and was our tour guide!

Winefred is going to make potato bread next....this is one of the biggest 'summer' potatoes we've ever seen!

Thanks Mayaguana...we love you!


Left South Caicos @ 5p...31 Hrs later...
06/19/2011, Mayaguana, Bahamas

Another long leg...leaving at 10a and arriving 31 hours later. It's scary when you have to go thru reefs and the sun is low on the horizon, not to mention our Ray Marine chartplotter likes to take a vacation whenever it's inconvenient.

We also have a problem with our water. It looks like mud and soot so when Dudley attacked the in line filter solution, installing our last spare (with connections)....we still have mud and caca in our forward tank! Will the crap ever end? It's a boat!

We arrived just in time for a beautiful sunset to Abraham Bay on the south coast of Mayaguana!

Tomorrow is another day!


Last Day, Gotta Go!
06/16/2011, Exploring Long Island, Under and Over!

We really want to much to do and see! We took off and explored some reefs, went to find a beach and just had to tear ourselves from this place!

Fun is good! Work is necessary and so is getting home before the hurricane season really kicks off!

Good Bye Turks and Caicos...we could spend three years exploring this lovely place and it wouldn't be enough!


Big Bad Dock...Hard Things!
06/15/2011, Sea view Marina!

We need to get a lot of things done today...water topped off, diesel, gasoline, laundry, groceries. We also have lots of angst when going to a hard concrete dock and this one is for big, strong ships, not a wee sailboat. We managed.

We met Claude, who took our Laundry, Jade who brought the cisterns on the back of a flat bed truck right to the dock...Shane at the grocery! We had a number of helpers all wanting to help us, for money. We do give back.

Claude brought our laundry back at 5p in time for us to see our way through the reefs. He's Haitian and a very bright, kind man. He's a sweetheart who brought us some conch as a gift even though we ordered it and told us to give him whatever we thought was fair for the laundry. Thanks Universe.


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Who: Dudley Clark and Becky Butler
Port: Coconut Grove Sailing Club
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