Monthly Archives: January 2013
Georgetown is famous (infamous?) for the community of cruisers that has blossomed here in Elizabeth Harbour over the years. Some people come back year after year, some people plan to stop over for a few days and end up spending a few weeks, and some people just leave their boats here and fly in. There … Continue reading
We’re taking care of some chores here in Georgetown, and I found some wifi. Here are some photos from the last couple days.
[Tanya on Minx posted great photos of our trip up the lighthouse in Hope Town. Check out her blog at http://castingaway.wordpress.com/] Many cruisers get their weather forecast from Chris Parker at Marine Weather Center. Every morning he broadcasts a forecast via SSB radio for folks cruising, and then he offers passage advice to any vessel … Continue reading
Heading south along Eleuthera towards the Exumas you have a choice of two channels, either Current Cut or the Fleeming Channel. Last year, we used Current Cut on the way south, and the Fleeming Channel on the way back north. The Fleeming Channel was a breeze, wide open and deep. Current Cut is another story. … Continue reading
When I was working extensively on the mast two winters ago, my buddy Glen would joke about not wanting to be on a night passage and hear something *ping* off the deck – or worse yet *ping* *ping* *ping* *tinkle* *thud*!! Most sailors have thought about the dreaded *ping* of some fastener bouncing off the … Continue reading
We’re anchored outside of Current Cut, Eleuthera awaiting a tide change so we don’t have to fight the current. Amazingly enough, in this remote area there is a blazingly fast un-secured wifi connection! Enjoy the pics!
Yesterday we made the 60 nautical mile trip from Lynyard Cay, Abacos to Royal Island, Eleuthera. We’ve noticed when sailing across any open body of water, some crossings are good, some are bad, but they never seem to be boring (unless you’re motoring.) The day started on a bad note, for the last week both … Continue reading
We’ve been waiting on wind to have a nice sail south to Eleuthera, and while we’ve been watching the weather we’ve slowly been saying goodbye to the Abacos. When we were here last winter we heard a rumor that you can watch the lighting of the lighthouse in Hope Town. On Friday night we headed … Continue reading
Tuesday began our first of two exhausting days exploring Manjack Cay. We snorkeled a few spots, found a conch and generally hung out with Jay and Tanya. Dinner was aboard Joint Venture and we had goose burritos, courtesy of the farm fields of Cecil County, Maryland. Wednesday we dinghied through the cut between Manjack and … Continue reading
Yesterday we awoke to a welcome sight, rain clouds in the distance! After bashing our way into the wind and waves from Mangrove Cay to Great Sale Cay, the boat was covered in salt. I had rinsed it off with salt water the night before and that morning the rain washed away the rest. (It … Continue reading