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Category: The Bahamas

  • Quite the Ugly Sail, But Oh So Fun!

    Quite the Ugly Sail, But Oh So Fun!

    One thing about sailing is it’s the most gnarly days that become the most memorable. And 30+ knots for 6 hours is a good recipe for some sporty conditions. That’s what we had when we chose to ride the cold front southeast from Nassau to Allen’s Cay (Allan’s Cay) Exumas. Most cruisers we come across…

  • Nassau Bahamas – Too Unsafe? Too Touristy?

    Nassau Bahamas – Too Unsafe? Too Touristy?

    We’ve heard time and again that Nassau is unsafe or too touristy for the likes of cruisers who travel on sailboats. We’ve heard not to go there – there’s theft, violence, and too much tourism. So let’s see. In this episode, we take a stroll through Nassau, go through the neighborhoods, visit downtown, and look…

  • Sailing from Abaco to Eleuthera to New Providence

    Sailing from Abaco to Eleuthera to New Providence

    There’s a north front moving in, and we can use it to sail south from Abaco to Eleuthera. Or we could use it to sail from Abaco straight to New Providence. Why New Providence? Well, we have an orthodontist visit to make, and the weather is supposed to turn ugly, so we need to beat…

  • Hope Town, Elbow Reef Lighthouse, and Farewell Abacos

    Hope Town, Elbow Reef Lighthouse, and Farewell Abacos

    It’s time to say farewell to the Abacos, but first a visit to the beautiful Elbow Reef Lighthouse and a walk through Hope Town, Abacos, Bahamas!!! This place is lovely! We anchored Cadence (our sailboat) just outside the town harbor in view of the lighthouse that shines through the night. Can you believe this lighthouse…

  • The Dangerous Whale Cay Cut, Barracuda, and Hope Town Sunset

    The Dangerous Whale Cay Cut, Barracuda, and Hope Town Sunset

    The charts are clear – Whale Cay Cut is dangerous and should only be crossed in less than moderate swell. So we waited for the storms to clear and winds subsided to a forecasted 5-10 knots. However, when the ocean meets the shoreline, the winds are always stronger, so we experienced 10-14 knots and had…

  • Welcome to Green Turtle Cay

    Welcome to Green Turtle Cay

    Wow, this town is pure Bahamas – New Plymouth Settlement, Pineapple Bar and Grill, narrow roads, and colorful buildings! We’re so glad to have sailed here, and we’re excited to share Green Turtle Cay with you! After sailing the sea of Abaco (watch here), we couldn’t have asked for a better place to set foot…

  • 24 Lessons After 24 Months of Living on a Sailboat

    24 Lessons After 24 Months of Living on a Sailboat

    I can’t believe it’s been two years this month of us trading in our suburb house and buying a sailboat!!! 24 months ago we bought Cadence, moved onto the sailboat, and learned to call her home (err, tiny home). And immediately the lessons and discoveries rolled in! So in today’s video (and blog post) we…

  • George Town Regatta – A Bahamas Tradition

    George Town Regatta – A Bahamas Tradition

    The George Town Cruising Regatta is a Bahamian event down to the bone…err, the keel. There’s a style to the Bahamas – vibrant, colorful, and full of energy – and the George Town Regatta emanated this style, and we’re glad to have been there for it. The regatta is also known as the National Family…

  • Learning to Spearfish in Manjack Cay

    Learning to Spearfish in Manjack Cay

    Learning how to spearfish is like learning to ride a bike, right? Not really. it’s more like learning to sail while holding your breath and walking the plank at the same time – especially when you are being stared down by a shark and circled by a stingray. At least that was our expirence learning…

  • Living in Uninhabited Islands!

    Living in Uninhabited Islands!

    It was just early February when we were back in the United States getting ready to leave Florida and sail away from the country we knew as home. Now it’s spring 2022, and we’re sailing to uninhabited islands in The Bahamas. Specifically, we’re heading to the Abacos (Abaco Islands) and plan to spend 5 days…

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