Retirement to Bahamas

Mike and Judy have been sailing for some 25 years. We have dreamed for years about retiring and sailing to the Bahamas and Caribbean. We are living our dream!

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Back North (a bit)

08 January 2011
After several pleasant days in Staniel Cay, we head back up the Exuma chain to a place called Cambridge Cay.  This is in the Exuma Land and Sea Park. There are Park moorings here and supposedly some great snorkling sites. It is a short sail back to this place but the entry from the Bank side is tricky. You have to skirt an island (Cay) called Bell Island. While it is within the territorial limits of the Park, it is privately owned; by the Aga Khan. In fact, there is a local controversy simmering because he has applied to dredge the channel and make a place for mega yachts and landing craft. Reportedly he flew the Minister of Environment to his place on his private helecopter and the press were critical of the perceived conflict the Minister put himself in by accepting the Aga Khans hospitality. à
We then have to pass by another Cay which is owned by Johnny Depp. We pick up a mooring and it is a very special place. The next day we go snorkeling with Rog, Jacquie and Georgina and have some spectacular sights. One site is an old plane wreck and because the water is so clear you can make see the plane in fine detail. Another site has caves which you can swim into and enter these eerie, caverns with many fish and strange geological feature. Other sites are colorful reefs with many fishes of all sorts and colors.
We dinghy to Johnny Depps island and see him on his large yacht. Judy would like to visit him but I doubt he want to host us. It was a special couple of days here and we certainly will return.
Vessel Name: Sea Sharp
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter Legend 37.5
Hailing Port: Douglas Harbour, NB, Canada
Crew: Mike, Judy and Chopin (the boat cat)
Mike will be retiring in September 2008 after a long and rewarding career with the civil service in New Brunswick, Canada. I will end my career as President of Service New Brunswick, the "single window" service delivery agency for multi-jurisdictional government services to citizens and businesses. [...]
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Preparing for Retirement Trip

Who: Mike, Judy and Chopin (the boat cat)
Port: Douglas Harbour, NB, Canada