Tag Archives: Grand Bahama Island

Go-No Go-Go-No Go


Jan. 29, 2015. This doesn’t happen very often but sometimes it’s the only thing to do. The first plan was to cross from Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island to Great Harbor at the north end of the Berry Islands. For us, this … Continue reading

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It’s a Bahamian T’ing


March 2: OK, I haven’t been blogging on any regular basis. Internet has been unreliable, even when the marina says they have it (free or not). But there have been some funny things that have happened as we have traveled these … Continue reading

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Anchoring out at Sale (not Sail) Cay


Jan. 1, 2013: We generally avoid anchoring out or sailing overnight. But an occasional anchorage can be very special, as long as the seas calm and wind dies. We cannot cross the Little Bahama Bank from West End to the Abacos … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Next adventure-The Bahamas


Nov. 12: Tomorrow we begin the drive to Palmetto, Florida to pick up our new Catalina 385. On the first leg we will first sail around the tip of Florida to Miami. All new sailing territory for us. Then, weather permitting, … Continue reading

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Empty Docks and Derelect Boats


March 21: Traveling by sailboat, we see the harsh reality of economic recession. It seems worse in the Bahamas than the U.S. They are dependent on our tourism. People are anchoring out to save money, hotels with entire sections closed, … Continue reading

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Back to the land of free water


March 22: We had a weather window Monday and made the crossing from Grand Bahama Island to Lake Worth, Florida in 9 1/2 hours. We left our lovely marina at first light, 6:50 am. Winds were forecasted to be East, 13-16 … Continue reading

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It doesn’t get better than this.


March 15: We are now in Spanish Cay, in a well-protected marina in the Abacos. We crossed the Little Bahama Bank,  anchoring overnighting at Sale Cay (yes, that is spelled right). It is 90 miles from Grand Bahama Island to Spanish Cay, two long … Continue reading

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Weather Window


 March 10-12: We had only a one day weather window to cross from Ft. Lauderdale to West End, Grand Bahama Island which is why we pushed so hard down the ICW to get to Ft. Lauderdale. It may seem strange to go so far … Continue reading

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