Category: Cruising Lifestyle

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, […]

Arrived to the Exumas!

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 […]

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 […]

Alabaster Bay

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 […]

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 […]

Pink Sand Beach

Pink Sand Beach

Earlier this week, we boarded a ferry to travel along the challenging Devil’s Backbone sea route to visit Harbour Island in Northern Eleuthra.  The goal?  To see the beautiful pink sand beaches along the Atlantic shore. The sands were indeed a faint pink color. I […]

Spanish Wells

Spanish Wells

Our first stop in Eleuthra is Spanish Wells, a beautiful settlement filled with descendants of Eleutheran Adventurers and English loyalists during the American Revolutionary War.  This is a clean, friendly and picturesque island, filled with colorful, freshly painted houses and beautiful gardens.  Crime is non-existent. […]