Guest onboard

Jan. 5. 2013: The first surprise has been that my internet connections in the Bahamas has been less reliable than Western China or Kazakhstan. Hence, the long pauses in blogging. The last entry was in Bimini and now we are on Grand Bahama Island and our first guest, granddaughter, Ellen, departed yesterday but without her starfish. We don’t know how US customs might like this in her suitcase so we will bring it back on Sable.Elle's time with Sable 004 It will take several blogs to get this trip up to speed. So much has happened.  

sailing to Old Bahama BayJust to back up, we were in Bimini for Christmas and finally had a weather window for our trip to Old Bahama Bay on the most western tip of Grand Bahama Island. We actually were able to get sails up and engine off for part of this trip. We motor-sailed the remainder.

marina office bestWe were in Old Bahama Bay with Silver Girl last March. We like this stop and this time, we were waiting on Ellen to join us on the 29th. Unfortunately, the weather was cold and windy so we needed to sit tight for a few days. This did mean we had New Years there and while none of us made it to midnight, we did join the celebration at the club house. Elle's time with Sable 133 The next phase was our overnight trip to anchor out at Sale Cay. That will be the next blog.

Jan on Sable

About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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