Happiness is being on the Water

09 February 2018 | Hog Cay
24 January 2018 | Duncan Town
09 January 2018 | George Town, Great Exuma Island
23 December 2017 | Black Point Settlement
19 December 2017 | Palm Beach Florida
06 December 2017 | Vero Beach City Marina
27 November 2017 | Merritt Island Cocoa Beach, Florida
23 November 2017 | Marineland, Florida
19 November 2017 | Marsh Island, St. John’s River near Jacksonsville, FL.
28 May 2017 | Oriental, NC
15 April 2017 | Allans-Pensacola
05 April 2017 | Lynyard Cay
20 March 2017 | Salt Pond, Long Island, Bahamas
14 March 2017 | George Town, Bahamas
23 February 2017 | George Town, 🇧🇸
08 February 2017 | Shroud Cay, Wardrick Wells, Cambridge, Staniel Cay, Black Point
01 February 2017 | Allan's Cay, Leaf Cay
30 January 2017 | Nassau

Entering the Abacos and Heading North

05 April 2017 | Lynyard Cay
Sunny, Light Winds 11-15 ESE
After leaving Long Island, Bahamas, we sailed to Little San Salvador which is an Island owned by a cruise line. We anchored in half moon bay and spent the night along with sailing vessels Sapphire and Blue Jacket. In the morning, a cruise ship came in and anchored just behind us. It was quite the sight. Needless to say it was time for us to leave so, we pulled up the anchored and sailed to Rock Sound , Eleuthera. While there, we did some chores like laundry and filled our propane tanks. Once the chores were completed had a nice lunch at the Wild Orchard restaurant. In the afternoon, we toured the town and walked to the Blue Hole which is inland and has lots of beautiful fish swimming round. The next day we, did a shorter sail to Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera. We were skeptical about the anchorage because of our experience last year when we drove through with a rental car. At that time, it appeared to be a rough and uninviting harbour. However, to our surprise this year, due to the favorable wind conditions, the harbour was peaceful and pleasant. Walking around the town was a treat. We started by visiting the historic library where Ron bought a T-shirt sponsoring the "Eleuthera Jazz Festival". Being a retired music teacher and lover of Jazz he liked being able to support jazz in the islands. The homes in this community are simply breathing taking. Each is painted with bright yellows, blues, purples and greens surrounded with a variety of beautiful flowers. The next day we finished our trip to the top of Eleuthera Island by stopping at the community of Spanish Wells. We could tie the boat to a mooring in an incredibly protected harbour. Because it was at the end of the fishing season the docks were bustling with activity as each boat was unloading it's catch to refrigerated containers. The next day a container ship came in and loaded the refrigerated containers to take to market. While on the island our sailing friends Donna and Jerry introduced us to a cruising couple that now live on the island. Jean and Bob welcomed us into their home that evening for a fun filled happy hour where we learned more about the island and what it is like living there. Mary Beth and Joe from s/v Sapphire joined us as well.

We are presently, in Lynyard Cay the gateway to The Abacos islands which are the northern most islands of the Bahamas.
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Vessel Name: Scheherazade
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 42'/ 1984
Hailing Port: Chaumont, NY
Crew: Ron and Deb Kurtz
About:
Ron is a retired instrumental music teacher. He has been sailing since he was a young man (1970) on Lake Ontario in Henderson Harbor, NY. His dream has always been to own his own sailboat and anchor it in Henderson Harbor. Well, that dream has come true. [...]
Extra: The S/V Scheherazade's home port is Chaumont Bay in Chaumont, NY. Scheherazade is now on her way south for the 2nd time to the Bahamas for the winter months.
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Scheherazade 's Photos - Main
Scheherazade anchored out in front of Jerry and Donna’s house
5 Photos | 7 Sub-Albums
Created 19 November 2017
Putting Mast up.
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Created 19 September 2016
2nd Trip to the Bahamas
2 Photos | 12 Sub-Albums
Created 31 August 2016
This is our first trip to the Bahamas
14 Photos | 22 Sub-Albums
Created 12 September 2015