Blog posts from our adventures sailing and cruising the islands of the Bahamas

Warderick Wells Cay

Warderick Wells Cay is in the heart of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The park was established in 1958 and is maintained by the Bahamas Nation Trust. It is 176 square miles or over 100,000 acres encompassing land and sea. It is a protected area meaning everything humans bring in must also be […]

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Big Majors Spot – aka Piggy Beach

What does it take to mix the people who have massive mega yachts (them) and those who sail on a budget (us)? Rounding the point into an anchorage off Big Majors Spot we were surprised to see 9 mega yachts, 10 motor yachts and about 20 sailboats. They were all anchored together. Why? Pigs! Or […]

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Beautiful Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay turned out to be a real gem. This little 2 mile long island is the nearest provisioning point to the Exuma Land and Sea Park.  Inside the park there is nothing but nature. This is the last chance for fuel or any fresh vegetables. Boats do not stay here. They just pass through. […]

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The northern tip of Bitter Guana Cay is an iguana sanctuary. This is where many northern Bahamian rock iguanas call home. And, they have become quite a tourist attraction. This is not a bad thing as tourists bring food. In fact, the iguanas are so use to the tour boats, when we arrived ashore in […]

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Black Point, Exumas

This time of year there are quite a few boaters moving north through the chain of the Exuma Cays. They are returning home to the USA and Canada for hurricane season. The leeward side of the Exumas is like a main artery through the chain. The numerous anchorages along the way are the rest stops. […]

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Lost Shoe Monument

How you ever been walking down the street and come upon a single shoe? I have seen lone shoes on beaches, sidewalks, in parks and playgrounds. Who are these people who lose a single shoe? I mean, how does this happen. Do people not notice their shoe has fallen off? Are there really people in the […]

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Ups and Downs in George Town

  Part I We recently had two sets of cruising friends swallow the anchor. This expression means they are selling their boat and giving up the cruising life, for good. The thing they both had in common is once they made this decision they became excited about returning to a life containing various aspects of […]

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Life on an Island

We decided to slow our travels so we could take time to experience each leg of our journey more thoroughly. We are taking time to soak in the way of life on the smaller islands in the Bahamas. Things are really different once you get away from the tourist areas. I thought maybe everyone would like a peek […]

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Yeay! Our Friends Have Arrived

We came to George Town on Great Exuma because we needed to extend our tourism visa and this is one of the few islands that have direct commercial flights to the USA. Some of our friends from Atlanta wanted to come and visit and asked us what would be the best place to meet. We […]

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George Town – Great Exuma Island

When sailing up and down the 365 islands that make up the Exuma islands, George Town is the place to stop for ATMs, government services and food provisioning. It is located on Great Exuma, the southernmost island of the Exumas, which is about 37 miles long and has a population of 7,500. We needed to […]

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Eleuthera – Governer’s Harbour and Searching for Pink Sandy Beaches

We dropped anchor in Governor’s Harbour. We had read good things about this location and were not disappointed. High on our list of things to do was find a pink sand beach. We have been to Bermuda that touts pink sand beaches to tourists. Quite frankly their beaches were a serious let down. Yes, the […]

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Eleuthera – Alice Town

Our first stop on Eleuthera is Alice Town. I am not sure who Alice was but there are several places in the Bahamas who seem to be quite fond of her. Alice Town is tiny. It has just one food store and a couple of shops and restaurants. Looking at the map of Eleuthera, the […]

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Good Bye Abaco Islands

We decided it was time for us to move south and leave the Abaco Islands. Our route took us to Tilloo Cay where we waited a couple of days for some windy weather to pass.   On our way from Marsh Harbour to Tilloo Cay, we were joined by our new Canadian friends, Ian and […]

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Marsh Harbour – Great Abaco Island

Marsh Harbour is not very scenic. Once again our expectations were too high. Other cruisers told us we would most certainly enjoy Marsh Harbour. They enthusiastically raved about a grocery store called Maxwell’s. It’s true. Maxwell’s is a large format grocery store similar to the stores to which Americans are accustomed. But, Maxwell’s, with their […]

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We Need Toilet Parts

When you need boat parts, nothing will make you appreciate being in a populated area more than this. A connection to one of our holding tanks recently failed. The holding tank is where sewage is pumped from the toilet. It is held there, hence the name holding tank, prior to being discharged into the ocean […]

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