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

First Christmas in the Bahamas

23 December 2017 | Black Point Settlement
Sunny, 80 Degrees, Winds NE, 6-10 Knots
We had an uneventful crossing from Lake Worth to Nassau. The winds were light and favorable, which meant we had to motor sail most of the time. However, we still managed to arrive a couple of hours faster than previous crossings. During my watch, I was startled by the cockpit being illuminated by strange lights. I looked over to my right and saw that a cruise ship was putting on a fireworks display. Prior to that I did hear something being announced over the radio, but was not able to understand what the captain was saying. In hindsight, I realize he was announcing the fireworks display. So I just relaxed and enjoyed the show. At different times during the night each of us had to alter our course to avoid oncoming ships. I personally felt good that I can now handle this type of situation without waking Ron. I must say we really love our new AIS Transceiver that we installed this past spring. Prior to that our VHF could only receive AIS signals but could not transmit. So now we not only see on coming ships, but they can see us as well. Ya gotta love technology.

Our stay at Nassau Harbour Club Marina was very short. We checked into customs, got our cruising permit and Battelco SIM cards. The SIM cards allow us to operate on the Bahamas phone and internet system. After spending a restful night, we left the dock and headed to our first stop at Shroud Cay in the Exumas. Now the fun begins.

Today we are sailing 30 miles to Black Point Settlement where we will be catching up with our friends Jerry and Donna on Blue Jacket to celebrate Christmas. We hope that all of our friends and family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
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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