20 January 2019 | Warderick Wells, Bahamas
19 January 2019 | Warderick Wells, Bahamas
18 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
16 January 2019 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas
15 January 2019 | Allen’s Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
13 January 2019 | Palm Cay Marina, New Providence, Bahamas
11 January 2019 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 January 2019 | Shroud Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
08 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay - south, Exumas, Bahamas
07 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
06 January 2019 | Pirate’s Lair, Exumas, Bahamas
05 January 2019 | Warderick Wells Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
03 January 2019 | O’Briens Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
02 January 2019 | Compass Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
01 January 2019 | Pig Bay, Big Spot Majors, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
29 December 2018 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
27 December 2018 | Shroud Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
24 December 2018 | Shroud Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
23 December 2018 | Allen's Cays, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
21 December 2018 | Palm Cove Marina, Nassau, Bahamas
Riding the Magic Carpet, and notes from the galley
26 April 2018
Well, we are galloping on at the moment. Last night's light but pleasant winds turned too light to sail, and we have been motoring since breakfast time. Our boat speed is only 4.5 kts, under moderate engine, but our speed over the ground (SOG) is a good 8.5 kts. Another lovely sunny day though it's definitely fleeces and long trousers at night.
We are surprised at how little traffic there is here. Weâre seeing just a handful of ships in any 24 hour period. We have had leaping fish though, and also a visit from a yellow crested egret (description, not bird type) which landed on our guard rails, took one look at us and then flew off, circled the boat six or seven times, and disappeared.
The catering plan is driven by two factors just now: a) we will be leaving the boat soon, for several months; and b) we are forbidden to bring âperishablesâ into the USA. This means that we are in âeat-it-upâ mode.
We have been doing minimal fresh provisioning for a few weeks now - a plantain here, a tomato there - and now we have to empty the hanging fruit/veg nets and the fridge before the end of the week. Over the next two nights Kate will be finding ingenious uses for two onions, half a squash, three entire bulbs of garlic, three limes, two plantains and a block of halloumi. Should be interesting.