Category: Living Onboard

Ethan and Buckyballs

Ethan and Buckyballs

Back in January 2016, we were finishing our refit and tying up all the loose jobs we still needed to complete.  Ethan was going to preschool in Fort Lauderdale while Joe and I were working on the boat each day.  One afternoon, I needed to […]

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

This month completes the first two years of cruising by sailboat on board our boat, MAHI.  Time has sure  flown by!  We have survived Hurricane Matthew, numerous storms, a major refit and problem solved any number of issues.  We learned to provision and outfit our […]

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Season two photos from our travels on board the sailboat, MAHI.  These are some of the things you often see when you take off for tropical beaches and travel from island to island. I do love to capture images as we travel using my Canon […]

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 […]

Pirate Treasure

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 […]

Sea Aquarium

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, […]

Rock Sound

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 […]

Wifi Coverage & Rainbow Cay

Wifi Coverage & Rainbow Cay

The only problem (well, if you can call it that) with extended travel to remote, tropical places, you find it difficult to write and upload blog posts.  I posted the last few with my cell phone, but even finding adequate cell coverage in the Bahamas […]

Provisioning Mistakes

Provisioning Mistakes

Since our current trip to the Bahamas was the first major provisioning opportunity for Mahi, I knew there would be a steep learning curve.  Mistakes would be made.  So, I decided to share what has not worked in order to help future cruisers. In preparation […]