Voyage of Seawing

The Crew of Seawing are preparing to embark on an epic adventure, sailing southward through the Caribbean. Follow along on this site and experience the adventure with them.

05 October 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahamas
05 May 2009 | Long Island, Bahamas
04 May 2009 | Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas
20 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
19 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
18 April 2009 | Sand Dollar Beach, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
07 April 2009 | Stocking Island, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
04 April 2009 | Elizabeth Harbour, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
03 April 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
31 March 2009 | Little Farmers Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
30 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
28 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
26 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
25 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
24 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
23 March 2009 | Big Major Spot, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
21 March 2009 | Normans Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas

Allens Cay (Iguanas!)

20 March 2009 | Allens Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Glenn.
Allen Cay and Leaf Cay are located right on the edge of the banks; shallow water on one side and very deep water on the other. With the tide riding and falling, the water is forced onto, and off of the banks to and from the deeper water, through the few small cuts between cays. Because of this, there can be a very strong tidal current in this anchorage. We went swimming off the back of the boat once during an ebb tide, but put a couple lines out the back of the boat to grab onto to make it less likely anyone would be swept away..it was pretty fun hanging onto a line and the clear ocean water rushing around you.

Leaf Cay is populated by tons and tons of Iguanas. These protected little critters dot the beach & readily come begging for snacks. We fed them left-over carrots, which they seemed to readily enjoy. Funny enough, the larger ones seemed to have poorer eyesight and had some trouble locating a carrot tossed to them, while the smaller ones didn't seem to have this difficulty. Later, with just the four of us sitting on the beach (Sue and I in lawn chairs and the kids playing) two very large high-speed tour boats pulled up on the beach (one either side of us) and began unloading passengers. We felt a bit like a tourist spectacle ourselves.They gave us some grapes to feed the iguanas. We found we could break the grapes into numerous pieces and push them onto a sharp stick & the little critters would come right up and take the food off the end of or stick. Very cool place.

After a few days relaxing and enjoying this place, we sailed south for Norman Cay.
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Vessel Name: SeawingI
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar Aux. 41'
Hailing Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Crew: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Home Page: www.seawing.net
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Who are these crazy sailors anyhow?

Who: Glenn, Sue, Jacquie & Ben
Port: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Q: Why "Seawing"? A: "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." (Psalms 139:9-10)
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)