TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

02 March 2019
01 March 2019
19 February 2019 | Lynyard Cay, Little Harbor, Snake Cay & Tavern Cay
11 February 2019 | Great Abaco Island - Marsh Harbor
07 February 2019 | Hope Town, Eagle Rock Anchorage - Elbow Cay
05 February 2019 | Dickies Cay, Man-O-War Cay
04 February 2019 | Bakers Bay and Fishers Bay, Great Guana Cay
02 February 2019 | Manjack Cay
28 January 2019 | Black Sound - Green Turtle Cay
23 January 2019 | Black Sound - Green Turtle Cay
15 January 2019 | Fox Town
07 January 2019 | West End, Abacos
05 January 2019 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
30 December 2018 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
21 December 2018 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
13 December 2018 | West Palm Beach Anchorage
06 December 2018 | Peck Lake, FL
29 November 2018 | Pendarvis Cove, Stuart FL
14 November 2018 | Indiantown Marina, FL
10 November 2018 | Travel to FL

Fox Town to Green Turtle Cay

23 January 2019 | Black Sound - Green Turtle Cay
Windy - on mooring ball for two weeks in awesome place
Today is day seven on a Donnys Marina mooring ball in Black Sound on Green Turtle Cay in the
Abacos, Bahamas. The photo above was taken on the evening we arrived. The harbor looks nothing like that this morning in 20k of wind coming from the same direction with choppy waters. Originally we reserved the mooring for one week while at Fox Town to weather the "strongest" cold front of this winter fueled by the polar vortex that passed through Indianapolis recently. Winds were predicted for mid-20's for the week with occasional squalls that might reach 50! Yesterday we extended our reservation for another week and will be here until the 30th of January. We have met so many cruisers who have spent years cruising the Bahamas who now call Green Turtle Cay their home stating this IS the best place in the Abacos to live aboard. We're not one to argue and decided while another week of high winds, big waves and two more cold fronts pass this is the place to be.

Before coming to Black Sound we spent 3 great nights anchored off of Fox Town on Little Abaco Island where we met some fabulous residents at a little roadside bar. Walking down the street we could hear Willie Nelson and thought we've got to stop here. We learned about the construction trade on the islands and allot about island life from Jerry (the man with the white mustache) who hung with us for a good part of the afternoon.

We had early dinner at DA VALLEY known for it's cracked conch. Charlie was not disappointed. The yellow building is DA VALLEY.

Next to the restaurant is the only hotel in the area, MILLIE'S GUEST HOUSE. Millie's is run by MISS MILLIE (Brehob?)

The main highway down the island runs through Fox Town and you can see headlights and taillights most of the night from the anchorage. The tiny white spec in the distance a half mile away is TARDIS anchored at Hawksbill Cays.

Another interesting experience in Fox Town was when we walked to the Post Office that shared the building with the Police Station. The officer on duty, Elaine, asked us if we were part of the 'bird watchers' group in town to see the one and only Sand Hill Crane to visit the island in many years. Abacos are not on their normal migration route but this bird has taken up residence in a yard across from the Police station. Elaine allowed us to 'trespass' and see the bird close up. The crane was bashful and only took her head out of the ground one time while eating ants and Charlie did not catch it's red head.

TARDIS took Eileen and Charlie on a great sail to Green Turtle Cay on the 17th. This was our best sail yet on the trip this year averaging just under 6k for the 34kn trip down the Sea of Abaco.

A young man from Donny's Marina met TARDIS at the mooring ball and made Eileen's job of grabbing the ball a piece of cake.

The first full day here we hiked to town and when we returned to TARDIS there was another T37!

TARDIS is hull #196. WHITE CAP, the baby blue T37 next to us, is #188, probably built the same month in 1979. We met Doron, from Martha's Vineyard, and have spent a few hours with him visiting both on TARDIS and WHITE CAP. Small world!

We've had a great time this past week and have done allot of exploring the island and the town of New Plymouth. It's a short dinghy ride to Donnys and a half mile walk to town. This is our first view of the town.

Space Patrol can take us to town as well. This is the view from the city dock.

You can also see the town from a little sand bar, Pineapples, across the bay which is only a few hundred yards from the dock near the mooring. The sunset view is spectacular and the island drinks can be dangerous!

New Plymouth is the largest town in the Bahamas that we have been to yet. It is very quaint with many old buildings, some built before 1800!

The town is very clean everywhere you look. There are some great spots to eat and the prices are not all that high for fresh seafood and a Kalik. We've already sampled these fine places.

There are four grocery stores in town, two hardware stores and two liquor stores (but only one seems to be open). This is the most interesting grocery and you can get breakfast at the liquor store.

The best part of Green Turtle Cay is the BEACHES!!!! We're a short walk, a mile at most, to Gillum Bay. We've been there twice so far and just can't get enough. At low tide you can walk around the peninsula. Here is a series of shots we took yesterday. We did meet a few people on the beach but it certainly was not crowded.

To go around the peninsula you first take the cross path by finding a tiny red piece of yarn tied to a pine tree.

Then you come out the south side and find this. That spec is Eileen.

And you get to walk through sand like this. Reminds us of snow.

People live on this island.

Interesting live sea creatures are everywhere.

The colors are stunning.

There are a number of VRBO rentals too. Wonder how much.

You never know when you will come across beach art either.

Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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