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Update #4 Hurricane Matthew

Update #4 Hurricane Matthew

The satellite image shown above provides an idea for where The Berry Island chain is located relative to Hurricane Matthew.  As I type this, the group is getting the worst of it.  Haven’t received an update for about an hour, but as soon as I […]

Update #3 Hurricane Matthew

Update #3 Hurricane Matthew

Joe was able to get this video to me from Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas.  The hurricane is getting stronger for them and is building. Note that his commentary starts a bit later in the video.     Postscript to Glenn on […]

Update #2 Hurricane Matthew

Update #2 Hurricane Matthew

Last night, I spoke with Joe briefly.  He was able to take a break from the outer bands of the hurricane slowing approaching the beautiful island at Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands and check on the boats, which were all OK.  here are […]

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 […]