Black Point

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The most common scene around Bumfuzzle. High-school sweethearts. Securing food is a constant battle in the Bahamas. Finding out when the supply ship is coming in, and then making sure you are there right when the store opens again is the only way to get some fruits and vegetables. This … Read More

Staniel Cay

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We needed a couple things from civilization, so it was off to Staniel Cay to get them. We tried to get south one day, thinking the islands on our left would protect us from the nasty winds blowing in from the south-east, but they hardly helped. We popped back in … Read More

Shroud Cay

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It’s fun when the kids get old enough that you can throw a ball as hard as you can at them and they laugh about it. Shroud Cay explorations up the tidal creeks. Seeing if they could sink in the quicksand. This is the winch cable that lifts the dinghy … Read More

So Much Water

Highbourne Cay is a pretty typical Bahamas cay. Incredibly clear water, beautiful beach, and nothing else. There is a fancy marina resort around the corner where the giant yachts tie up, and the rest of us can get fuel and dump garbage for five bucks a bag (pro tip: bring … Read More

Highbourne Cay

After a few fun days at anchor off Chub Cay we took the one calm day in the forecast to make a run to Nassau, about the only place to hide out from the winds for the next week. Not where the kids wanted to be, and not where Ali … Read More

Chub Cay

We left Bimini with a bit of ugly weather surrounding us, but a forecast that seemed reasonable, with 10 knots of wind and a swell of just one foot. It’s about an 80 mile run over to Chub Cay, so we left after having dinner alongside the Sapona, and set … Read More

SS Sapona

We left Bimini with just a tiny sliver of a weather window, setting out for the nearby SS Sapona wreck in the rain. The Sapona is pretty awesome, sitting in just 15 feet of water, it’s easy to anchor right alongside. We jumped in and swam around it a bit. … Read More

South Bimini

We got over to South Bimini okay, but got pinned down here for a while with weather. Wind, wind, wind. This bay was well protected, shallow, and quiet. We hung out here quite a bit for the few days we were on the island. The kids enjoyed low tide. Plenty … Read More

Bahamas

We’re off. We quickly put Florida behind us. St. Augustine was a nice place to settle into a new boat, and the ICW was mostly fun, but we’ve had our fill of the States for a bit. Just like crossing the border back into Mexico, putting a few miles of … Read More

So This Happened

So, one day in Mexico City, a couple of weeks back, Ali and I started talking about what we wanted to do this next year. We had been planning on traveling around the Southwestern U.S., and popping down into Baja for a few months. But honestly, neither one of us … Read More

April 2007

april 1 2007 : cap-haitien, haiti By the morning of day three in Haiti we were feeling much more at ease with the country. The people would crack a smile after we spoke to them, and it became clear that their brash ways were not really meant to be as … Read More

April 2004

april 2 2004 : acklins island, crooked island district, bahamas We got in yesterday around noon after 29 hours of mainly motoring with a tiny bit of motorsailing mixed in. In fact, after I slept for a couple hours in the middle of the night I came out to find … Read More