Community03/19/2012, Exuma Land and Sea Park
Bill and Isobel reinstall the bolts (not cotter pins) in the rigging screws) after we retuned the rig with the help of our dutch friends from another boat.
A beach day with another girlBill
03/17/2012, Warderick Wells
A couple days ago we met a boat with a four year old girl aboard. today we connected again and planned a beach day on one of the many beautiful beaches here on Warderick Wells. They have a sailing dinghy, which is quite cool and easily carried the four of them through a cut that had some impressive current. We felt quite lazy with our little 3.5 hp engine... although we thank Uncle Joey daily for convincing us to get an engine... we would never have rowed to this beach!
Now, we have arrivedBill
03/15/2012, Warderick Wells, Exumas, Bahamas
Everyone who goes on deck wears a tether.
Can we say more shades of blueBill
03/13/2012, Shroud Cay
We took a short sail today... a few hours to Shroud Cay. Now sailing "on the banks" the sailing is like sailing on a lake. There is no swell and there are lots of boats sailing every direction This spectacular cay is part of the Exuma Land and Sea Park. A reserve that was formed in 1958 to help preserve a breading ground for Bahamas fish. This Cay has lagoons and streams that can be explored. We went to the beach just inside the opening to one of the streams. At the beach we found more kids! A four year old girl and a little boy.
Exumas at lastBill
03/11/2012, Fraizer's Hog Cay
With the forecast we were expecting a nice broad reach, which is a very comfortable point of sail... we had dreams of doing projects and laundry underway. instead the wind was just off our nose and we were again motor sailing on a close reach. Some squalls came up just as we anchored giving us a huge hose down. That was welcome as we had coated the boat in salt spray. We really look forward to the next few hunderd miles of down wind sailing.
Sponges on the beachBill
03/11/2012, Highborne Cay
We are happy to be here at Highborne Cay one more day. Isobel is with her friend spend a long time on the beach making castles, burying each other and making cars around each other. Lara hunted for shells and Bill took a walk down the beach to look around the north point of land.
sketchy internet and scary posts03/10/2012, nassau Bahamas
A neighborhood girl came over to play. Origami!
Reprovision03/10/2012, Nassau Bahamas
We dinghed ashore with our friends off Tribe to buy some groceries and other small stuff. Internet here at Starbucks (yes they are here). We will download another book for Isobel and a new navigation app for the IPad. We will relax today and sail south to maybe Allen's cay tomorrow.
crashing to windward03/09/2012, Nassau Bahamas
I took the opportunity to test out a new refueling concept that would use underway when there is some boat motion. You can't tell from the photo, but the boat is rolling almost from rail to rail in the swell that is wrappng around the point. The system works really well. Brings back memories of the 1970s fuel shortage...
Moving for WeatherBill, clear, windy
03/05/2012, Chub Cay, Bahamas
Isobel helps with the laundry. She can run the dryer all by her self now.
April 2013, Guna Yala, Panama