Category: Berry Islands

Update #1 Hurricane Matthew

Update #1 Hurricane Matthew

Thought I would write a series of updates over the next few days.  Joe and our sailboat, MAHI, are currently located in the Bahamas, with Hurricane Matthew expected to pass directly over Great Harbour Cay and the Berry Islands. First off, I just got off […]

Preparing For Hurricane Matthew

Preparing For Hurricane Matthew

Joe is now in the Bahamas, overseeing the final preparations to our sailboat, MAHI, before Hurricane Matthew arrives.  We are crossing our fingers that this storm loses strength and/or moves out to sea to the east.  At the time of this writing, Matthew is a […]

Watching Hurricane Matthew

Watching Hurricane Matthew

Living in California, we are used to things like earthquakes and forest fires.  Hurricanes, not so much.  Having our MAHI at Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas this summer comes with the risk of encountering a very large hurricane. Well, if the weather gurus have […]

Back in Great Harbour Cay

Back in Great Harbour Cay

Joe flew out to Great Harbour Cay (GHC) just in case the weather system turned into a Tropical Storm or Hurricane.  Better safe than sorry, we felt.  Of course, once he booked his ticket, the storm weakened and turned south away from the Bahamas, strengthening […]

Named Storms and Boats

Named Storms and Boats

Leaving your boat in a hurricane zone during hurricane season, you find yourself constantly following the weather. Joe and I have been watching Invest 99L, an area of interest for its potential to develop into a named storm. At the time of this writing, NOAA […]

Preparing Your Boat For Summer

Preparing Your Boat For Summer

Our summer plans include leaving the sailboat in the Berry Islands, Bahamas, at Great Harbour Cay Marina.  I thought I would share how I prepared S/V Mahi for our absence during the tropical hurricane season. When you leave your boat for an extended time, there […]

Back to The Berry Islands!

Back to The Berry Islands!

We had a nice motor sail across from Nassau to the Berry Islands.  We knew that bad weather was approaching, so we needed a place to hole up for a couple of days-  one with both a south and westerly protection. Only hitch in the […]

Potluck on Pirate’s Beach

Potluck on Pirate’s Beach

Joe and I are in love with the Berry Islands, particularly the Eastern Berries.  We have fallen hard for the stunning turquoise vistas, the white sandy beaches, and the remoteness.  Now that we are at anchor in the Eastern Berry Islands, our love for this […]

First Storm at Anchor

First Storm at Anchor

Being first year cruisers on a new boat, everything is a new adventure to Joe, Ethan and I.  First time crossing the Gulf Stream, first time in the Bahamas, and weathering our first storm with our boat at anchor. Obtaining daily weather information is critical […]

At Anchor in The Berrys

At Anchor in The Berrys

 Leaving beautiful Great Harbour Cay to spend a week or two in the Eastern Berry Islands was the order of the day.  This is a very remote location. We were sad to say goodbye to new friends, also the wonderful Hans and staff at the […]