The Baars' Adventure Aboard EIRA

Menno, Valerie, Daniel, John and their dog Daisy are off to explore the Caribbean Islands for two years-no-make that three years!

23 June 2008 | Wilmington, North Carolina
20 June 2008 | Wilmington, North Carolina
06 June 2008 | Charleston, South Carolina
05 June 2008 | Passage in the Gulf Stream
04 June 2008 | Little Bahamas Bank
03 June 2008 | Green Turtle Cay, The Abacos
27 May 2008 | Little Harbour, The Abacos
26 May 2008 | Little Harbour, The Abacos
25 May 2008 | Hope Town, The Abacos
24 May 2008 | Hope Town, Elbow Cay
23 May 2008 | Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay
22 May 2008 | Marsh Harbour, The Abacos
19 May 2008 | Lynard Cay,The Abacos
27 April 2008 | Paradise Island, Bahamas
20 April 2008 | Normans Cay
19 April 2008 | Normans Cay
18 April 2008 | Passage from Nassau to The Exumas
06 April 2008 | Normans Cay
02 April 2008 | Normans Cay
31 March 2008 | Normans Cay

The Fish King

31 March 2008 | Normans Cay
Daniel has mastered the art of spearing fish! Today he came home with a nice Mutton Snapper. Earlier in the week he speared a Trigger fish which was a delicious soft white flakey meat. Menno remains the Conch King. The Lobster King crown is still Menno's however Daniel is close to capturing that title as well. Normans Cay keeps us busy, the reefs in this area are beautiful. We went out for a family dive the other day, Menno spotted a couple of lobsters hiding in a coral head and went to work getting them. There were also conch scattered across the ocean floor. I dove down to pick up one of the conchs which Daniel had pointed out to me and was swimming up to the surface when a lazy nurse shark decided we were infringing on his food supply. He swam towards me just as John was swimming towards me to check out the conch. He swam by us then settled down in the sand just over the ridge. I don't think he liked it that we were taking his lobster and conch, that is what the nurse sharks like to eat!



Photo: Daniel and Mutton Snapper
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Vessel Name: EIRA
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
Hailing Port: Solomons Island, Maryland
Crew: Menno, Valerie, Daniel and John Baars
About: Valerie, Menno, Daniel, John and our dog Daisy are aboard Eira off to explore The Bahamas. We will island hop south through the Caribbean with plans to be in Grenada by Hurricane season. Our second "windy season" will be spent in the Spanish Virgin Islands.
Extra: "Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."--Mark Twain
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