The Adventure Continues...

18 March 2013 | Provo, TCI
11 February 2013 | Provo, Turks and Caicos
07 February 2013 | Landrail Point, Crooked Island
05 February 2013 | Long Cay, Bight of Acklins
22 January 2013 | Snug Corner, Acklins Island
14 January 2013 | Sand Dollar Beach, Georgetown, Bahamas
15 December 2012 | Emerald Bay, Exumas
07 December 2012 | Marina at Emerald Bay, Georgetown, Exumas
03 December 2012 | Warderick Wells, Exuma
26 November 2012 | 25 04.8'N:77 20.9'W
22 November 2012 | New River, Ft. LaLa
04 November 2012 | Ortega River, JAX, FL
25 July 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
19 July 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
06 July 2012 | Ortega River Yacht Club
05 July 2012 | Ortega River Yacht Club
27 June 2012 | Ortega River, Jacksonville, FL
02 June 2012 | Titusville, FL
29 May 2012 | Vero Beach, Fl
25 May 2012 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

Staniel Cay All Age School

09 April 2012 | Staniel Cay, Exumas
Sometimes it just feels good to be fortunate enough to live our lifestyle. We met a couple (Bev and Arne on Scandia) way back in Ft. Myers Beach whose plans had changed and wouldn’t be able to sail to the Bahamas and asked us if we would deliver a large box of school supplies to the Staniel Cay All Age School. Of course we said yes. Maryann has delivered supplies in past trips to the Bahamas to Black Point settlement, one of her favorite islands. Funding is sparse and supplies are sorely needed.
The way schools work here is that all the island kids attend their local school until they are high school age. Then they ship out to Nassau to attend the only high school in the islands. They live with relatives and come home on the Mail Boat whenever they can.
The one room school is just that, reminiscent of the US one room schools. Very primitive, just pencils and papers…no computers, labs or other frills. But very tidy and the kids were all in crisp, clean uniforms and stand when you enter shouting out, “Welcome visitor!” in unison.
The picture is of the kids and their teacher with us and the supplies. They seemed very grateful, or maybe they were all fidgety because it was time for their lunch break?! Anyway you look at it, it was a good day.
Vessel Name: Straight from the Heart
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar Hirsh 45'
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Maryann Timon & Don Mack
About: We purchased the 1987 Gulfstar in 2005 and have been upgrading her ever since. It hasn't been all work though, we managed to log in about 12,000 nm cruising the east coast, Maine and the Bahamas.
Extra: Additional crew: Velcro, the Prince of Barfness and our newest member, Kai the Bengal Kitten
Straight from the Heart's Photos - Main
Fun going to and enjoying Bambarra Beach
17 Photos
Created 21 February 2013
the 59th regatta in Georgetown
26 Photos
Created 29 April 2012
the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge had tremendous Lily Pads
5 Photos
Created 22 November 2011
Lots of wildlife, wild sights and fun
10 Photos
Created 7 November 2011
Our best crew and companions
1 Photo
Created 26 September 2011
Boat pics
2 Photos
Created 8 August 2011

The crew and boat

Who: Maryann Timon & Don Mack
Port: Baltimore, MD