The Adventure Continues...

18 March 2013 | Provo, TCI
11 February 2013 | Provo, Turks and Caicos
07 February 2013 | Landrail Point, Crooked Island
05 February 2013 | Long Cay, Bight of Acklins
22 January 2013 | Snug Corner, Acklins Island
14 January 2013 | Sand Dollar Beach, Georgetown, Bahamas
15 December 2012 | Emerald Bay, Exumas
07 December 2012 | Marina at Emerald Bay, Georgetown, Exumas
03 December 2012 | Warderick Wells, Exuma
26 November 2012 | 25 04.8'N:77 20.9'W
22 November 2012 | New River, Ft. LaLa
04 November 2012 | Ortega River, JAX, FL
25 July 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
19 July 2012 | Jacksonville, FL
06 July 2012 | Ortega River Yacht Club
05 July 2012 | Ortega River Yacht Club
27 June 2012 | Ortega River, Jacksonville, FL
02 June 2012 | Titusville, FL
29 May 2012 | Vero Beach, Fl
25 May 2012 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

Big Major's Spot & the Pigs

09 April 2012 | Big Major's Spot, Exumas
We left Fresh Creek and headed for the Exumas through the abandoned Navy Decca Channel, assuring us there were no reefs on the route. We traveled overnight on a beautiful calm evening and arrived at Big Major’s Spot by 2 in the afternoon.
Big Major’s is a large and sandy anchorage and it was quite busy when we arrived. Being Easter week brought out a plethora of mega yachts and even a couple of giga yachts like we have never seen before! An eyesore for us and earsore too as their jet skis and power boats buzzed around the mother ship like nats.
Everyone was there to see the wild pigs on the beach. Some of you may have seen them yourselves or seen our pictures from previous years. It is always a giggle to see the big sows swim out to the dinghy and hold their well-trained mouths open for cruiser treats.
Sometimes there are goats and cats on the island as well but this year was surprising in that there were a bunch (gaggle, flock, whatever) of piglets. The picture is of Maryann feeding the little piggies. They were quite endearing.
Depending on when you arrive at Big Major’s, one day there are X number of pigs and the next there are X minus one. Then there is usually a radio call announcing a genuine island pig roast with a charge attached to eat the very pig you were feeding a few days ago! Who said the Bahamians aren’t enterprising?!?
Vessel Name: Straight from the Heart
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar Hirsh 45'
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Maryann Timon & Don Mack
About: We purchased the 1987 Gulfstar in 2005 and have been upgrading her ever since. It hasn't been all work though, we managed to log in about 12,000 nm cruising the east coast, Maine and the Bahamas.
Extra: Additional crew: Velcro, the Prince of Barfness and our newest member, Kai the Bengal Kitten
Straight from the Heart's Photos - Main
Fun going to and enjoying Bambarra Beach
17 Photos
Created 21 February 2013
the 59th regatta in Georgetown
26 Photos
Created 29 April 2012
the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge had tremendous Lily Pads
5 Photos
Created 22 November 2011
Lots of wildlife, wild sights and fun
10 Photos
Created 7 November 2011
Our best crew and companions
1 Photo
Created 26 September 2011
Boat pics
2 Photos
Created 8 August 2011

The crew and boat

Who: Maryann Timon & Don Mack
Port: Baltimore, MD