Lady Hawk Cruising Life

10 March 2014 | St Augustine Florida
10 March 2014 | Bentonville Arkansas
10 March 2014 | Powell Cay to Brunswick GA June 2010
08 March 2014 | Andros Island Bahamas
08 March 2014 | Grand Banks, Bahamas; Brunswick GA to Arkansas
14 April 2010 | Bahamas
26 January 2010 | Nassau
04 November 2009 | St. Augustine, FL
03 November 2009 | St Augustine, Fla
30 October 2009 | Brunswick GA
19 May 2009 | Green Turtle, Abaco Bahamas
19 May 2009 | Cherokee Point Bahamas
22 April 2009 | Marsh Harbor Bahamas
08 April 2009 | Bahamas
03 April 2009 | Bahamas
29 March 2009 | Exuma Bahamas
10 March 2009 | Staniel Cay Exuma Bahamas
02 March 2009 | Exuma Bahamas
17 February 2009 | Nassau
11 February 2009 | Nassau Bahamas

Cat Island Orphanage

08 April 2009 | Bahamas
Early in our trip down the Exumas we met a young couple that had bought a sail boat from a man that works with an orphanage in Cat Island, Bahamas. So we wanted to find this orphanage (thought maybe they need a water cooler).

After being in Hawks Nest Marina a few days, we found a fishing guide that knew about it. We hired him to drive us there. It is called Old Bight Mission & Home. They have twelve kids presently. They are all from a larger orphanage in Nassau. Everything was very clean and orderly. Pastor Kevin and his wife (a state social worker) are doing a great job with very little state funds.

Here is how God works:
1. We got there about 4:30 PM unannouced and Pastor looked at Bruce and said I knew you were coming; I felt it in my heart yesterday. We now have a list of their immediate and ongoing needs and working on that.
2. Our driver said he didn't know why but two weeks ago he decided to save the fish that he catches on charter trips to give to the orphanage; even though he had never visited them, it was on his heart to help.
3. As we were leaving the marina the next morning the boat next to us ask about our visit inland and we told them about the orphanage. They had planned to go to Cuba this trip but did not make it and she had brought lots of school supplies. Yes, she took them to the orphanage that day.

We are in the Abacos now heading for Marsh Harbor to buy toileteries and underware for the kids; have it shipped on the island to island mail boat. Getting a package from the states is expensive and usually disappears in route.
Vessel Name: Lady Hawk
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 27 (previously Brewer 44)
Hailing Port: Bon Secour AL
Crew: Charles Bruce Turek & Gloria Dawn Turek
About: We can't stay away from the water. Our current boat is an Island Packet 27. We started our cruising in 2006 in a Brewer 44 sailboat. She was fully equipped and a great home to us & Scooter our dog for many years. Our blogs start up again in a smaller great boat as we plan to be coastal cruising.

Lady Hawk

Who: Charles Bruce Turek & Gloria Dawn Turek
Port: Bon Secour AL