Madcap Sailing

31 December 2018 | Gold River Marina, Nova Scotia, Canada
06 August 2018 | Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
26 May 2018 | Gold River Marina, Gold River, NS
18 May 2018 | Gold River Marina, Gold River, NS
24 March 2018 | boat in Gold River, NS and crew in Halifax
22 May 2017 | Whittaker Creek, Oriental, NC
15 May 2017 | Boat in Oriental, crew in New Orleans and Nova Scotia
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
20 April 2017 | Ocean Isle Marina, Ocean Beach, NC at Mile 335.6
17 April 2017 | Dewees Creek, near Charleston, NC
14 April 2017 | St Simons Island
12 April 2017 | Fernandina Beach, FL
11 April 2017 | St Augustine, FL
07 April 2017 | Vero Beach, Florida
03 April 2017 | Ft Pierce, FL
30 March 2017 | Ft Pierce, Florida

Valentine's Day in Port Royal

15 February 2014 | Port Royal, Roatan, Honduras
Beth / hot, showery but happy
First off – for the cruisers in the area – this beautiful bay is greatly undervisited and we urge you to change that. We were encouraged to come by Dave and Jan (Odyssea), someone at Fantasy Island also recommended it, we know Outlandish had a good couple of days here and we are lingering (as usual in places we like) for several days.

It is a beautiful, big, safe bay with a marked channel through the reef, loads of snorkeling opportunities, a bar/restaurant, wifi, water, lots of room to anchor, one mooring ball (and more to come) and just 9 miles east of French Cay. While there were some robberies a few years ago, it appears to be very safe now. A patrol boat from Mango Creek Lodge collects information from every boat in the bay and regularly circles around the coast and past the boats each night. Both when we were anchored in the west end by George’s Cay, and now off the lodge, we feel entirely safe.

We’ve enjoyed some very pleasant snorkeling off the channel near George’s Cay, around Calf and Cow Cays – those tiny ones in the bay – and on a couple of other coral banks inside the reef. We saw the largest French Angelfish ever, an abundance of the usual crowd of colourful swimmers, some very lovely coral and our first Sharptail Eel.

And then came Valentine’s Day! We knew that with advance notice, Doc and Dee Dee welcome cruisers to join their land visitors for drinks and meals, so we made our reservations for this special day – extra special because it is Jim’s birthday as well. We washed off the salt, donned clean clothes, and dinghied to the beautifully decorated dining room at Mango Creek Lodge. Three sets of visitors from the sweet little cabanas lining the shore and crews from Madcap and Seahorse all enjoyed a beautiful surf and turf dinner complete with champagne and Lindt chocolate. We couldn’t have wished for more. For land visitors and cruisers alike, check www.mangocreeklodge.com for spectacular pictures and full info on the facilities.

It has been raining off and on today (Saturday) and we decided to wait one more day before continuing our eastward journey of exploring the Bay Islands.
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Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but loved to spend the winters exploring warmer places - the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras.
Extra:
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
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