Voyage of Seawing

The Crew of Seawing are preparing to embark on an epic adventure, sailing southward through the Caribbean. Follow along on this site and experience the adventure with them.

05 October 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahamas
05 May 2009 | Long Island, Bahamas
04 May 2009 | Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas
20 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
19 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
18 April 2009 | Sand Dollar Beach, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
07 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
04 April 2009 | Elizabeth Harbour, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
03 April 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
31 March 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
30 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
28 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
26 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
25 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
23 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
21 March 2009 | Normans Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Thunderball Cave & Ice Cream

24 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Glenn.
Staniel Cay is one of the spots featured in the James Bond movie "Thunderball". There is a large rock, with an underwater cave extending all the way through it from one side to the other. During low tide, there is a good sized gap over the water at the entrances so it's easy to snorkel in one side and out the other. There is an opening in the roof, to allow sunlight in & the cave is filled with colourful tropical fish. We saw many colourful fish; Sergeant Majors, Parrot Fish, Nassau Grouper and many others I couldn't identify. A very cool place to snorkel with the kids. We tied our dingy to a mooring ball on the west side and snorkelled back and forth through the cave, diving to the bottom and exploring some of the little side passages. Looking forward to going back again another time.

Ice cream! One thing about voyaging on a sailing boat; ice cream is a rather scarce commodity. Freezer space is extremely limited so ice cream is virtually non-existent..also hard to find in the out-islands. We were able to buy a tiny little bit of ice cream on Staniel Cay..and even, a little later, able to find a place that sells ice cream cones..what a treat!

Of all the things we did find on Staniel Cay, the one thing we did NOT find was propane. They do sell propane here, but we were informed that the tank hadn't come from Nassau by mailboat. Apparently they'd sold-out the previous Friday & were waiting for re-supply. It seems that running out of common commodities is common to life in the out-islands.
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Vessel Name: SeawingI
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar Aux. 41'
Hailing Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Crew: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Home Page: www.seawing.net
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Who are these crazy sailors anyhow?

Who: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Q: Why "Seawing"? A: "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." (Psalms 139:9-10)
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)