The New Adventures of Brio

12 April 2012
09 April 2012
05 April 2012
10 March 2012
02 March 2012
23 February 2012 | Double Breasted Cay
19 February 2012
19 February 2012
17 February 2012 | Ragged Islands
14 February 2012 | Hog Cay
14 February 2012 | Hog Cay
10 February 2012 | Ragged Islands
06 February 2012 | Dinghy dock at Exuma Markets
02 February 2012 | Monument Hill
01 February 2012 | Great Exuma
29 January 2012 | Emerald Bay Marina
28 January 2012 | Lee Stocking Island
28 January 2012 | Lee Stocking Island
26 January 2012 | Sampson Cay
26 January 2012 | Sampson Cay

Raccoon Cay

12 April 2012
We are glad we returned to the Raggeds as it is really beautiful here. When we left a month or so ago there were about 20 boats in the 100 miles of this chain of islands, now there are only 2 or 3 boats in the entire area. We have these beautiful anchorages all to ourselves but within radio range we can connect with the few remaining souls here if we have the need. We are currently anchored at Raccoon Cay and having a great time swimming, snorkeling and fishing. In a few days we’ll go a little further south to Hog Cay and catch up with a couple of boats that are still in the area.

Back to the Boat

09 April 2012
Back at the boat in George Town. The supply boat arrived and we got all our provisions for our next adventure. Our plans were to go to the Crooked/Acklins Island group that is 120 miles farther east from our present location but the weather doesn’t always agree with our plans. The winds will be east at 10-20 knots for at least 7-10 days making it impossible to go in that direction. We could wait around in George Town for the right weather window but we are itchy to get back out so we decide to go south back to the Ragged Islands since we can go south in the prevailing easterlies.

Spring in the Chesapeake

05 April 2012
The weather at home has been wonderful, we forgot how pretty spring can be on the Chesapeake especially when the weather is warm and sunny. The daffodils bloomed and the cherry blossoms were out in full force. It was great to be back at work all refreshed and see our friends. Before we could turn around our return date to go back to the boat was here and we left with excitement but also regretting we would miss the rest of the spring with everyone.

Red Shanks

10 March 2012
We last left you on our arrival at George Town after spending three wonderful weeks in the Ragged Islands. The winds were really blowing so we hung out in an area called Red Shanks that is close to George Town but very protected. After some moderation in the wind we picked up a mooring in one of the “hurricane holes” on Stocking Island and flew home to work a little and play a little.

The picture above is our wind instrument showing sustained 34 + knots, actually the winds had gusts much higher. Our anchor held like a champ and we relaxed aboard doing chores and reading books.

Back to Georgetown

02 March 2012
Well our time in the Ragged Islands/Jumento's had to come to an end. We would have liked to stay another week but the weather will be unfavorable for at least 7-10 days and if we don't go now will risk missing our flight home. (we're leaving our boat on a mooring and flying home for a month). We had an exciting sail today from Water Cay in the northern Jumento's to Georgetown, about 42 nautical miles, with SE winds at 18 knots. Our course was ENE giving us a nice reach and moderate beam seas. We hated to leave but glad for a great sail back. Thanks to s/v Cat Tales for taking our picture during the sail.

Careful when swimming

23 February 2012 | Double Breasted Cay
The sharks love the cruising boats since they clean their catch and the sharks get the leftovers. For some reason in Double Breasted Cay the sharks are everywhere. They don't seem to bother you when in the water but I don't want to push my luck.
Vessel Name: Brio
Vessel Make/Model: PDQ Altair
Hailing Port: Easton, MD
Crew: Greg, Maggie
About: Greg and Maggie along with their trusty golden retriever Holly (RIP 2010) have taken off for a small sabbatical to cruise the intracoastal waterway to Florida and the Bahamas. They did this 15 years ago and couldn't wait to do it again...and again...and again.
Extra: Brio is a PDQ Altair (32 ft.) Catamaran. The name is Italian as in the musical notaion "con brio: to play music with enthusiasm and vigor". Although small, Brio has been a wonderful boat for the Chesapeake and now for our new adventures.
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Greg and Maggie

Who: Greg, Maggie
Port: Easton, MD