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 it right, our boat is about to encounter a very […]

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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 Hurricane Center is predicting that it has a 70% probability […]

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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 are many issues to consider.  Here is our main list: […]

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Pirate Treasure

While anchored at Cambridge Cay, our weather forecasting models showed bad weather was coming, so we moved to a mooring ball to ride out the storm.  Here is a picture of S/V Mahi, taken by Bruce McWhirter, M/Y Felix.  This is the first time to grab a mooring ball on our trip. While waiting for […]

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Sea Aquarium

Heading to our next anchoring spot at Cambridge Cay, we had a lovely beam reach along the Exuma Bank, where you become used to sailing in 8-20 feet of water.  That is just how the Exumas are.  You quickly overcome your fear of running aground, so long as you pay attention to your charts.  For […]

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Arrived to the Exumas!

Dawn found us leaving Rock Sound, Eleuthra, and heading across the deep blue Exuma Sound for the Exumas.  Wind was up, which is a good thing for a sailboat.  Only issue was the wind direction was not favorable for our plan to head towards Highbourne Cay, so instead, we headed south for Warderick Wells and […]

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Rock Sound

Rock Sound is a lovely Bahamian Settlement.  It has good cruising restaurants, a delightful blue hole, local artisan store, and an excellent provisioning grocery store next to the hardware store. The map I borrowed from a website and it gives you a good overview of the places on Eleuthra  I have written about.  Spanish Wells […]

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Alabaster Bay

The winds shifted southwesterly,  causing us to move Mahi south along the island of Eleuthra to seek a better anchorage for the new conditions.  We found Alabaster Bay (formerly Receiver Bay when the United States had a naval presence here) to be another tranquil place to anchor- a very large bay with James Cistern Cay […]

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