Cruise 2017 Adventure

Next | Prev |
March 15th, 2019
Pancake Day
As ever we celebrated Pancake Day although I have to confess we were a day late thanks to boat movements etc. As ever I cooked a few too many but we managed!
March 10th, 2019
A Perfect Day
Only one way to end a day like that.......cheers
March 10th, 2019
We came across JR on our rambles who is the island carver and as you can see a very good one too
March 10th, 2019
peace and tranquility
After the cave we buzzed over to Little farmers Cay for a wander around what is a lovely little community which has a laid back and friendly approach to life that's captured in this picture of contentment
March 10th, 2019
A good day
It was a great pleasure to catch up with Ian, Michelle and the good ship Mahina in Staniel Cay of the Exumas (if you recall they sailed with us down the ICW from Norfolk and on too St Augustine)

In fact, we are sailing together and this picture is us at anchor close to Little Farmers Cay thanks to a fantastic couple of hops south from Staniel Cay. The morning saw a fresh reach to Black Point where we popped ashore to use the laundry before upping anchor and having another blast to where we are in the picture.

The picture was taken just before we disappeared into the Island in search of a large cave that was eventually found by tracker Tracey - eat your heart out Tonto, you've nothing on a Cornish maid.

That morning Ian and I went for our daily explore and exercise with me on my now trusty paddleboard and his kayak. On our return we saw something big in the water and a huge eagle Ray about six feet across swam between us with its wing tips just about brushing us. Talk about thrilling and at the time I would have paid thousands for a camera. I now take it on my paddles for I am sure there will be more.
March 10th, 2019
Food Chain
The harbour is teaming with these little fish and we were fascinated to watch the food chain in action as larger fish flitted about leaping out of the water as they fed off them. Underneath that little tableau we had big rays and nursing shark feeding off the bottom. Watching nature has to be one of the highlights of this trip and we never cease to be thrilled. In fact we had a lovely breakfast in the cockpit at Spanish Wells where a dolphin spent an hour cruising about the back of the boat. I jumped in for a swim with it but found that the water was unusually murky - better luck next time.
March 10th, 2019
From Spanish Wells we sailed to Governors Harbour for we had to extend Traceys visa, mine being extended at the airport immigration on return from one of my work trips to Europe. It's a lovely spot that offered us a day off as we waited for Monday. These down days are welcome for it feels like a Sunday with eggs for breakfast and this case a lovely paddle-board and lots of tea and reading.

This is the library with the anchorage in the background.
March 10th, 2019
From the Abacos we had a long day down to Eleuthra which is one of the big Islands out to the east of the Bahamas and is quite different from the Abacos. Eleuthra means freedom and was named by Capt William Sayles and his group of Puritans who ended their search of religious freedom by settling here.

Of the many communities on the Island we love Spanish Wells for its charm and friendlness. It is a classic island community of seafarers where everyone is kind, generous and has a role in keeping the Island going. This is Richard topping up our gas bottle in his front garden - a lovely person who I could have yarned with all day.

Health and Safety - eat your heart out.
Next | Prev |