HALEKAI Sailing Around the World

Nancy and Burger invite you to read about their adventures afloat and ashore.

06 April 2017 | St Lucie Inlet, Florida
02 April 2017 | Stocking Island, Exuma
01 April 2017 | George Town, Exumas
30 March 2017 | George Town, Bahamas
22 March 2017 | Elizabeth Island, Exumas
09 March 2017 | George Town, Exumas
04 March 2017 | Thompson's Bay, Long Island
03 March 2017 | Stella Maris, Long Island
02 March 2017 | Long Island
26 February 2017 | Crossing from Water Cay to Comer Channel, Jumentos
25 February 2017 | Double-Breasted Cay to Thompson's Bay, Long Island
23 February 2017 | Double-Breasted Cay, Jumentos
19 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Jumentos
16 February 2017 | Duncan Town, Ragged Island
15 February 2017
14 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Jumentos
10 February 2017 | Hog Cay, the Jumentos
06 February 2017 | Duncan Town, Ragged Island
05 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Ragged Islands
05 February 2017 | Duncan Town, Ragged Island

Left! Keep Left!

02 March 2017 | Long Island
Photo: Dean’s Blue Hole
“Left! Keep left!” we kept reminding Burger, to avoid collisions with oncoming traffic. The Bahmas used to be under British rule. We rented a car from 1 pm to 1 pm, so we could break up the tour of Long Island into two half-days. The island is 80 miles long and the car rental place is roughly at the middle point, where we're anchored.

Old friends and cruising buddies Nancy and George of s/v Trumpeter, who have been sailing the Bahamas for years, were the perfect choice to take along with us. They directed us to all the highlights and introduced us to their local friends.

As we headed south, our first stop was for lunch at the popular Forest take-away. My fish burger was delectable, as was Burger’s beef/pork mix. We then shopped till we dropped at It’s All Under the Sun, Ena’s Straw Creations, and Midway Mart.

We visited the impressive twin whitewashed stone churches built by Father Jerome, who converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism and built one for each religion. Then we strolled the docks of the swanky new Flying Fish marina in Clarence Town, which attracts wealthy sport fishermen.

And of course we stopped at the famous Dean’s Blue Hole, the world’s second deepest saltwater hole. It’s a magnet for the risky sport of free-diving. A plaque commemorates the tragic death of three young women who didn’t make it. They died together in 2008.

Dinner at Club Washington with Dawn and Mike of s/v Anahata, who we last saw here 15 years ago, ended the day.
Vessel Name: Halekai
Vessel Make/Model: Alden 50 Center Cockpit
Hailing Port: Berlin
Crew: Nancy and Burger Zapf
We sailed around the world in stages aboard Halekai, leaving Annapolis, Maryland in 2004. After several seasons in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, Halekai was shipped from Thailand to Turkey to avoid the pirates in June 2011. [...]
We left Germany aboard our first boat, Phantasus, a LeComte NorthEast 38, and crossed the Atlantic in 1975. Six years later we spent a year sailing her from the US East Coast to the South Pacific. After acquiring Halekai, our Alden 50, in 1993, we cruised extensiviely up and down the US East [...]
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