Bahamas

Bahamas

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  • Day1

    We sailed 32hrs through the Gulf Stream to arrive at Morgan's Bluff to check into customs. We only anchored two night here. We anchored in about only 10ft deep blue aqua beautiful water! The Bahamians are very friendly but a bit disorganized. We paid $300 per boat for customs and immigrations. We had to raft-up along Migration in a small risky area. Fortunately, we didn't have to back in as they first suggested us to do. Made us all really anxious!Read more

  • Day18

    We sailed about 6hrs from Stocking Island to Hog Cay Cut. Our buddy Mike suggested this spot for good spearfishing and good wind protection. The cut is very shallow so we each had to follow each other carefully. One of our buddy boat ran ground for not paying attention to his charts. We were the only 5 boats at this anchorage. Very isolated which is what everyone likes. The ladies walked the beach for miles while the guys spearfished.Read more

  • Day20

    We spent 8 days at Long Island. There were alot of boats at this anchorage, everyone fled for north wind protection. There is a wonderful farmers market on Saturdays. They have plenty of fresh produce and other stuff. Down the same street is a phenomenal grocery store and a couple hardware stores. The cruisers always have an event going on. The greet and meet with sun downers was nice. One of the cruisers organized groups to volunteer to help those residents that lose alot during the hurrican that occurred October of 2015. We all volunteered. The following week we rented two vehicles to tour the entire island. We visited a couple of gorgeous beach front resorts. Cape Santa Maria Beach is one of the world's most beautiful beaches. We also visited the Columbus Monument and Deans Blue Hole. We really enjoyed Long Island. Almost every day we walked over to the Atlantic side to spearfishing and walk the beaches for treasures. This is where I learned about sea beans. Now I love walking the beach in search for sea beans!Read more

  • Day10

    Why was I there at sunrise? While at SunNFun, I was told that the Hermitage was best experienced at dawn. Hmmm... okay. Meant to leave at 6 but did not wake until 6:05.

    By 6:10 I was on the road in the (free use) bike with the least soft tires. I pedalled that one-speed as hard as I could for as long as I could in the pre-dawn, Due to the full moon and and the white sandy surface, visibility was okay. I was ready to quit when I saw the entrance sign to the Hermitage. I slogged the narrow foot trail to the summit with aching muscles and wheezing breath.

    I am glad I went. Was the cardio stress worth it to get sunrise shots. Meh.

    I leisurely biked back, stopping frequently, reaching the resort at 7:58, Breakfast began at 8:00. Went to my cottage, showered, changed showing up for breakfast at 8:30.
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  • Day3

    Gorgeous anchorage, we anchored two nights here. Right across of Jaws Beach, where they filmed part of the Jaws movie. The water is absolutely amazing. We filled up with fuel at Lyford Cay Marina just north from west bay. The marina is a really high end marina. It took us about 8hrs from Andros Island to arrive to West Bay. Curt and I jumped on a bus on the beach which ended up taking us 30 minutes into Nassau. Curt needed a BTC phone. Nassau is very touristy, there's alot of shops!Read more

  • Day5

    We sailed 14hours from New Providence to Warderick Wells Cay. Anchored at Emerald Rock. Warderick Wells Cay is home to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park headquarters. The park is 22miles long and extends 4 nautical miles on either side of the cays. We hiked through a couple amazing trails through the cay, the water was unbelievable stunning! Must hike to the famous "Boo Boo Hill" and the spectular blowholes. There are beautiful reefs and underwater life for snorkeling too.Read more

  • Day6

    We anchored in Pipe Creek for a couple days. We were protected from all winds but the current was really strong. Our anchor broke loose three times! I had "anchor stress" ever since then..lol. The beaches near by are gorgeous! The sand is so soft your feet will sink in deep. Curt found us a few conchs, some were to small to eat but the biggest one was yummy! There are trails throughout Pipe Cay that take you to beautiful water sites. They are also a pretty good exercise!Read more

  • Day10

    We moved into Compass Cay Marina after our anchoring issue. Bob switched our primary anchor CQR to a Bruce. We were all finally able to sleep well. There are nurse sharks in the marina. You can even get in the water to pet them. The marina constantly has these gigantic yachts pulling in for a couple nights or so. We enjoyed watching all these new boats coming in and out the marina. There are also more hiking trails along the cay and a stunning beach on the Atlantic side.Read more

  • Day12

    We only anchored one night at Black Point. We all needed to do some laundry. There's a pretty good size laundromat with a convenient store. The dingy dock are poorly built, they are extremely high. The people are really laid back. The entire town is just off one road. We had a dinner buffet at Lorraine ' Cafe, the food was amazing! First time I tried Conch Fritters, nummy. Everyone keep ragging about Bahamians Coconut Bread so we finally got some. We were amazed of how good it was!Read more

  • Day13

    We anchored one night at Rudder Cut Cay. The cay is privately owned so the beach was restricted. Despite the restrictions, we still gathered with our boat buddy's for sun downers on the beach. It was only 7ft deep where we dropped anchor. We anchored right in front of a cool cave. There's also a full size piano with a mermaid sculpture submerged at about 10ft deep water, was pretty neat. The guys were able to finally do some spearfishing. Bob enjoys that very much.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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