Jascat to the Bahamas

21 October 2014 | Docked along the St Lucie River in Stuart, Fl
13 October 2014 | Docked along the St Lucie Canal Between the Bridges
12 October 2014 | Anchored in the Manatee Pocket, Stuart, Fl
08 October 2014 | Anchored Between the Bridges
07 October 2014 | Anchored in Ding Darling
06 October 2014 | Pelican Bay
03 October 2014 | Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage
09 June 2014 | Sitting on the blocks in Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage
07 June 2014 | Anchored off Cattle Dock Point
05 June 2014 | Anchored just off the Ding Darling Park on Sanibel Island
02 June 2014 | Anchored near marker #7 in the Indian River
31 May 2014 | Anchored off Long Key just south of Fiesta Key
29 May 2014 | Tied to dock at Dinner Key Marina
28 May 2014 | Tied to dock at Pier 3, slip 3
20 May 2014 | Tied to dock at Dinner Key Marina
12 May 2014 | Tied to mooring ball in the Dinner Key Mooring Field
07 May 2014 | Nassau Harbor Club Marina
06 May 2014 | Tied to dock at Nassau Harbor Club Marina
02 May 2014 | Anchored off Black Point, Great Guana Cay
29 April 2014 | Anchored west of Big Majors Spot

Leaving the Bahama's for the good old US

22 April 2011 | Jib Room picnic table
John
Abaco residents swimming alongside Jascat in the Sea of Abaco

With the departure of Bruce and Ruth, our stay in the Abacos has come to an end. We've had a great time touring the Abacos and entertaining our guests and being entertained by them, but all good things must come to an end. And besides, if we don't start now, we won't make it home to Texas before hurricane season.

Here are some of our favorite memories of the Abacos.

Best conch burger: Harbour View Restaurant in Hope Town (I actually didn't have a bad conch burger anywhere, Harbour View won because they served the best sweet potato fries with the burger)
Best fish wrap: Dock and Dine on Man-O-War
Best ribs, steak and sandwich (the Fish Ruben): Jib Room, Marsh Harbour Marina, Great Abaco
Best grouper gourmet meal: Curly Tails in Marsh Harbour followed very closely by the Green Turtle Marina Restaurant
Best story teller: Bill on s/v Tortuga (ask him about the wahoo they caught on one line while fending off a baracouda on another)
Best dock parties: the cruisers in Treasure Cay Marina
Best advice givers: Lou and Jean on s/v Pika
Best service providers: tie, Troy with Dive Guana and Jason and Steven with Marsh Harbour Marina

Favorite anchorage: the shoal off Delias Cay in Fishers Bay, Great Guana Cay
Favorite local flavor restaurant: The Wrecking Tree in New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay
Favorite coffee shop: The Daily Grind in Hope Town
Favorite marina (by a long shot): Marsh Harbor Marina, Great Abaco
Favorite snorkel site: Mermaid Reef, Great Abaco
Favorite Beach: Tahiti Beach
Favorite tourist sight: the Lighthouse in Hope Town
Favorite artifact: a 1783 New York newpaper containing George Washington's farewell address to his victorious army in the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town
Favorite barber (and beauty parlor): Catherine with Catherine's Beauty Parlor in Marsh Harbour
Favorite gift shop(s): tie, Sally's in Man-O-War and Ebb Tide in Hope Town
Favorite destination: Sunday thru Tuesday, Hope Town, Wednesday thru Saturday, some place else (the bars, Captain Jack's and Harbour View, saturate the harbor with loud music till midnight on those nights)

That concludes my thoughts on the Abacos. Later this morning we are leaving Marsh Harbour to start our trip home. We'll be taking a northern route back to Florida. The potential stopping spots are Manjack Cay, Cave Cay, Great Sale Cay, West End and finally, Lake Worth in Palm Beach, Florida. We'll be taking our time sight-seeing as we go so the trip may take anywhere from four days to a week.
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Vessel Name: Jascat
Vessel Make/Model: Gemini 105Mc (hull #1006)
Hailing Port: San Antonio, Texas
Crew: John and Ann Barton (and Sarah, part time)
About:
We took our first sailing lessons in Seattle's Lake Union back in the 80's. Since then we have owned a McGregor 26, a Catalina 27 and a Catalina 36. Jascat is our first catamaran. [...]
Extra:
Jascat is a fairly stock Gemini 105Mc (hull #1006). She has the factory option davits and solar panels. We have added air conditioning, a Standard Horizon chartplotter, Balmar 70 amp alternator and ARS-5 regulator, and a Lewmar windlass. Most all the lighting has been upgraded to LED's. The [...]
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