Posts Tagged ‘Bahamas’

Mayaguana Crossing

Mayaguana is the most south-easterly island in Bahamas chain. We had about a 10-hour run to go from Atwood Harbour to Abrahams Bay. The reason we had undertaken the long slog to windward the previous day to reach Atwood Harbour was to set us up for 2 full days of northerly winds. That would give…

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Big Eyed Jacks

After a tough passage to Atwood Harbour, Acklins Island, we decided to take a day off and catch up on our blogging and video editing. We are getting more efficient, but it is still quite time-consuming. Luckily it was Sunday, so we could text Lindsay every time we ran into a snag. Once that and…

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Mahi!

We left Clarence Town at first light as we had a very long, 10-hour run in front of us. Unlike the previous sleigh-ride down Long Island, this crossing to Acklins Island was 70 NM with 15kts of wind right on the nose. So to make enough speed to reach our destination before dusk, we had…

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Long Island Screamer

We finally left Georgetown on Feb 16th. The wind had shifted to the west, which was perfect for the next leg of our journey. We had originally planned to visit Conception and Rum Islands, en route to Clarence Town, on the east side of Long Island. Unfortunately, neither Conception nor Rum have an anchorage that…

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Tuna Poke on Lindsay’s Last Day

On the night before Lindsay was scheduled to fly home we decided to celebrate with Tuna Poke (it’s pronounced Poké) and Rosé Veuve Clicquot. We first had Tuna Poke in Hawaii on a trip to Kauai with Linds and Sean and two of their friends. It was made with raw tuna, avocado and some fruit,…

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10 Knots & First Fish!

Monday, Feb 6th dawned with perfect winds for our passage to Georgetown – 15 knots from the ENE. This allowed us to sail all the way to Georgetown (the largest town in the Exuma chain) on a single tack. It was an excellent 7-hour sail, making an average of over 8 knots (at one point…

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Iguanas!

We left Big Major and Staniel Cay Friday, Feb 3rd and made our way down to Bitter Guana Cay to get “up close and personal” with some of the local reptiles (check out the video below). They are slightly blind, but love fruit, so you can just toss a piece of fruit at them or…

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Thunderball Grotto

Do you love James Bond? If so, then you will love this! Part of the movie Thunderball was filmed in a grotto just off Staniel Cay. Most easily accessed at low-tide, this cave features amazing views both underwater and above including a large vaulted canopy with small holes letting in the sunlight. In addition to…

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Big Major & the Swimming Pigs

We left Cambridge on Wednesday (Feb 1st) and started our way towards Big Major and Staniel Cay. Along the way we stopped at Pipe Cay to see a few turtles, but it was cold and rainy, so the expedition was cut short. Big Major is a large bay and popular anchorage – there were about…

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Warderick Wells, Cambridge Cay & the “Aquarium”

After an early start from Hawksbill Cay, to gain extra clearance with the high tide, we sailed down to Warderick Wells. It was a beautiful sail, with great winds out of the NNE at about 15-20 knots and the seas rolling at 3-4 ft. We managed to make 8-9 knots with the main up (one…

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