TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

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
19 March 2018
18 March 2018 | Florida

Exploring the Cays of the Sea of Abaco

19 February 2019 | Lynyard Cay, Little Harbor, Snake Cay & Tavern Cay
Sunny 76 high, 71 low - light trade winds
The weather has been perfect since TARDIS left Marsh Harbor and made way for the southern corner of the Abaco cruising area. We visited Lynyard Cay, Little Harbor, Snake Cay, Tahiti Beach, Tavern Cay and are anchored back "Under the Lighthouse" off Elbow Cay now. The photo is of Pete's Pub in Little Harbor. Pete's is a great beach bar where we had the best fish sandwiches since we've arrived in the Bahamas.

Little Harbor has a very narrow entrance that TARDIS can only get into at mid to high tide so we anchored off Tom Curry Point west of the entrance. The anchorage is just a half mile from Little Harbor Channel to the Atlantic Ocean and ocean swells were coming into the anchorage making 'Space Patrol' launching from the davits challenging at best. The area shores are much different than anywhere we've been.

Randolph and Margot Johnston, both artists, settled in Little Harbor in the 1950's and first lived in this cave.

The harbor is small, room for about a dozen boats on mooring balls and surrounded by interesting homes.

Pete's Pub is run by Johnston's son as well as about everything else in the small community. We pulled the dinghy up on the beach and grabbed the first cement block we saw to tie to. Kind of like hitching a horse to a railing.

We found our seat at the bar.

And enjoyed the view (if you like old t-shirts!) and read the menu.

Pete is a famous sculptor like his father and this is one of his works on display in the store. Don't think we'll buy it, it's only $20,000.

Just behind Pete's Pub is a path to the Atlantic and the stunning shore.

Our anchorage the night before, Lynyard Cay, was a couple miles north of Little Harbor between North Bar Cut and Little Harbor Cut. It was a cloudy sunset.

Overnight the wind died and when we got up in the morning and looked overboard we were right over our anchor which was out with 100' of chain.

The next day we sailed north 10 miles and anchored at Snake Cay on the west shore of the Sea of Abaco about 10 miles from Marsh Harbor. There is a kayak/dinghy tour in the flats behind Deep Sea Cay there and we wanted to do that on the kayak. These were taken in the flats.

After two nights at Snake Cay we moved across the Sea of Abaco to Tiloo Cut South anchorage just north of Tavern Cay and south of Tahiti Beach between Lubbers Quarter and Elbow Cay. Here the moon rises on another Tartan 37-2.

The next morning we took 'Space Patrol' on a 10m ride up to Tahiti Beach and around Tiloo Cut. The water colors are simply amazing.

Beach Bar

The sand bar is exposed at low tide and these little mounds are everywhere but we have no idea what they are.

Tiloo Cut

Just south of our anchorage on the other side of Tavern Cay is this property.

This is the back side of the same property with a seaplane hanger called "Scare Air". We wonder if Buffett has a house here.

We've been seeing this 'pirate ship' at a distance since we arrived in the area. On our dinghy ride we were able to get a closer look. It's the Barcelona Explorer, a luxury charter ship with six deluxe staterooms and all the toys you would ever need.

This is the view from our anchorage, the ship between the islands is the Barcelona Explorer.

The trade winds are building so our next stop is "under the lighthouse" at Hope Town. We will wait there and visit the library book exchange until the trades subside some and we can leave the south Abaco area to begin our trip back to Florida.

Marsh Harbor - Great Abaco Island

11 February 2019 | Great Abaco Island - Marsh Harbor
TARDIS crew, Eileen and Charlie, are relaxing in Marsh Harbor. The first day we anchored a little too close to another boat. The captain of the other boat did not ask us to move but it was driving Charlie absolutely crazy so we pulled up anchor and move a hundred yards away. We know now why the holding is so good. Our Rochna came up with about 20 lbs of gray clay. There are two cold fronts passing through and that is why we are here. The first has already passed, bringing winds in the mid 20's. The second is due tomorrow night and may include squalls in the mid 30's. This is a great place to be.

There's not allot to see here but we did find this nice porch overhanging the Sea of Abaco. Marsh Harbor is a good place to provision and Maxwell's grocery store is the largest we've seen since we've left Florida. Prices are just as large as the store however. The liquor store is a bargain though, Sands Beer only $42 per 24 can case including the VAT tax. Not bad for the islands mon.

In every harbor there most always is T37. Look where Oopsea is from! We met him three years ago at J&R Marina in Charlotte Harbor.

Boat names. The first is on my Miata License plate and the second is self explanatory.

We stopped and had a snack at Snappas and this was hanging in the rafters. Will the ECSC 'Hobie Rats' find this when they arrive for their charter in a month?

This sign was in Snappas also. Some women are on the left. Recognize who that might be?

Marsh Harbor view from TARDIS for the next couple of days. The weather is supposed to be great and we've got a few more weeks left in paradise with time to explore.

Addendum 2/15 - Marsh Harbor

TARDIS stayed a little longer here then anticipated due to the weather. We found a great spot, Jib Bar at Marsh Harbor Marina, to go ashore near our anchorage with a nice beach and a close walk to a small family grocery store and fish market.

Jason, our bartender, pointing out the high level water mark in 2004.

We're anchored out here.

This is the beach on the other side of the bar/marina.

It's a little hard but Eileen found a way to get comfortable anyway.

Interesting hedge.

Yesterday was Valentines day and it rained all day with winds strong out of the NE.

So what do you do? Play games! Backgammon, Dominoes and of course Scrabble.

Eileen was proud of her word choices but Charlie won.

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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Tardis at W Palm Anchorage
Stopped to Rest
Sunset at W Palm Anchorage
Space Patrol
City of West Palm Beach
Big Boats
Flagler Museum
Being Reflective
City of West Palm Beach
Flagler Memorial Bridge
Royal Park Bridge
5 Days Edible
Lentil Sprouts
Operation Water
Testing Water
Book 4
Captain Charlie
Peck Lake Dinghy Landing 2
Peck Lake Dinghy Landing
Little Things 2
Little Things 1
Peck Lake
Sand Crab
Atlantic Ocean
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Area
Making Water
Making Water
Sunset Peck Lake
Rain Offshore
Making Water
Space Patrol
Cold Front Approaching
Head Protector
Anchor Stop Repair
Space Patrol
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Area
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Area
Reading Material
Cruising Space Patrol
Trail to Beach
Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean