Author: Carla

I love all things art and fibers including quilts, quilting, freeform crochet and beading, also a variety of mixed media art. I also draw a

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 for leaving, I had read multiple books on how to…

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 to boaters, especially boats at anchor.  A change in wind…

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 Marina.  S/V Visitant gave Ethan a goodbye gift of some…

Eastern Berry Islands

As I write this, we are stowing things away to head to the Eastern Berry Islands and anchor out for the next week or so.  First stop is Soldier Cay, then after a time, we will work our way south before heading off towards the Exumas. Here is a terrific map of the Berry Islands,…

Berry Islands Snorkeling 2

Teaming up with the crew from SV Dalmation, SV C’est La Vie, and M/Y Carry On, we waited for the tide to rise high enough to travel over the shallows by dinghy to visit Fanny Cay, Ambergris and Money Cay. On board our dinghy were Joe, Ethan, myself, and MaryLou from Dalmation.  The dinghy in…