Allens Cay to Normans Cay
We enjoyed an overnight visit to Normans Cay. Island is known for its drug running days. We were able to enjoy a partially submerged air craft in 6ft of water, next to our anchorage.
Normans Cay to Warderick Wells, Exuma Land and Sea Park
Exuma Land and Sea Park, 22miles and 176 sq.ft. of protected sea life. Hooked Chinook onto a mooring for the next four days and enjoyed bonfires on the beach for happy hour. We have met a group of sailors (Kiva, Dog's Life, First Nanny, Hot Latitudes and Why Knot). Needless to say...Dan and I are enjoying ourselves. Along with bonfires, we have been able to get in some hiking and woodworking.
Waderick Wells to Cambridge Cay (Little Bell)
We sailed with West winds (7.5 kts) on the Atlantic Side to Cambridge Cay, still located inside park headquarters.
Cambridge Cay to Sampson Cay
We needed fuel for our dinghy, so we let the park (no services)... However, during our adventure, we met up with our sundowner friends.
Sampson Cay to Staniel Cay (Big Major Cay)
Relocated to Big Major Cay and rejoined our sailing group. A strong front moved in and we are having to "hunkerdown" with twenty other boats located in Big Major Cay. Based on the wind pattern, we will be here about a week... Interesting crews and lots of big boats...
Iguanas on Allens Cay, Exumas
Hope Town to Little Harbour
Traveling from Hope Town to Little Harbour, we stopped for a snorkel adventure at Sandy Cay. Beautiful travel day and of course we found our way to Pete's Pub.
Departing Abacos and heading for Eleuthera Islands. Travel time is approximately 55 NM and 12 hour sailing day. Crossed Northwest Providence Channel in perfect weather.
Little Harbour to Meeks Patch, South of Spanish Wells in Eleuthera Islands, Bahamas
Departing Meeks Patch and heading for Spanish Wells.
Spanish Wells is famous for its fishing fleet. They supply over half of the Bahamas with commercial lobster, conch and fish. Today, Spanish Wells serves as a major lobster industry for the Bahamas. Dan and I took a fast ferry to Harbour Island, spent the day riding on a golf cart and touring the Island.
Spanish Wells to Rose Island (East of Nassau- New Providence)
Dan and I experienced another little squall on our way to Rose Island... Fun little storm, we anchored for the night.
Rose Island to Nassau. Nassau/New Providence is the capital for the Bahamas Islands.
Located a Nassau Yacht Haven Marina and plan to leave Chinook here for thanksgiving week Spent time touring Nassau: Bay Street, Straw Market, Paradise Island and Casino...we sat next to Kevin Costner at Johnny Rockets. 11-17 through 11-24-07, Dan and I depart for Punta Cana, Dominica Republic for a family thanksgiving with the Fowlers.
Begin our sailing tour of the Exuma Islands, Bahamas. After an 11 day rest, Chinook is off to tour the Exumas. Depart Nassau and head to Allens Cay, home of the Iguanas. 28 NM to reach the Exumas. Thanks to our great friend Steen, we were able to listen to new music...Steen, wonderful music selections. Thanks!
Nassau to Allens Cay, Exumas
In Allens Cay, Dan spears his first lobster. What a great sport (lobster spearing), we found a new hobby.
10-28-07 (Sat) through 10-29-07
Departed Green Turtle Cay and set sail for Great Guana Cay in Settlement Harbour, Tropical Storm Noel heading for Abaco Islands
N26. 39. 310
W77. 07. 080
Departed for Marsh Harbour, Tropical Storm Noel strengthening.
N26. 33. 520
W77. 04. 110
Hunkering down and riding out Noel, expected stay through Friday.
10-30-07 through 11-06-07
Maintained our anchorage in Marsh Harbour, effects of Noel took a couple of days to pass. Provisioned and prepared Chinook for our departure.
11-06-07 through 11-08-07
Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War Cay
Ready to depart Marsh Harbour, we sought new views and brighter days.
Man-O-War to Hope Town
Hope town is a beautiful town with a famous light house, which guides vessels throughout the night traveling the Abacos. Light house range is up to 17 Nautical Miles.