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The Voyage Continues!

Back in the Bahamas!

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Sunday, January 26th to Friday, February 7th, 2014

We arrive back on Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas on Sunday, January 26th. Silver Maple is in the water there waiting for us. It is beautiful and sunny with a temperature of 78 degrees F., and it stays that way pretty much for days. Apparently, before we arrived was cold and rainy. Looks like we brought the good weather!

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Arriving at Green Turtle Cay by Ferry from Treasure Cay with all our gear

Silver Maple waiting for us on the dock at Leeward Yacht Club, Green Turtle Cay

Silver Maple waiting for us on the dock at Leeward Yacht Club, Green Turtle Cay

We spend the first few days cleaning and prepping the boat. Then, on Tuesday, January 28th, we do the passage called “The Wale” from Green Turtle to Marsh Harbour. It is lovely and calm in the morning when we head out. Perfect for an ocean passage — in fact we could use a bit more wind for sailing. No complaints. Its a beautiful day and great to be back on the water.

Gorgeous calm morning for doing the Whale Passage.

Gorgeous calm morning for doing the Whale Passage.

On Friday, Jan 31st, Deb and Joe from Chicago (Cary, IL), arrive for a one week visit. They settle right in with a swim at the pool and cocktails on the boat. We take the next week with them to revisit all the sites in the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas that we enjoyed so much last year.

Deb and Joe arrive on Silver Maple

Deb and Joe arrive on Silver Maple at Marsh Harbour

Deb and Joe arrive at Marsh Harbour and settle in

Settling in

New crew gets the knack of sailing very quickly

Getting the knack of sailing

New crew is great! Deb and Joe jump in to help with chores.

Deb and Joe are great and jump in to help with chores!

On the beach at Great Guana Cay

On the beach at Great Guana Cay — our favourite beach

Dinner at Grabbers on Great Guana Cay

Dinner at Grabbers on Great Guana Cay

On the water!

On the water!

Tahiti Beach

Tahiti Beach

Deb on watch

Deb on watch

Deb and Joe both try their hand at Rake and Scrap the Bahamian-style music

Deb and Joe both try their hand at Rake and Scrap the Bahamian-style music

Deb and Joe leave on Thursday, February 6th to head back to the cold and snowy north. We spend the day preparing for our trip south to the Exuma Islands in the southern Bahamas. Our original plan was to leave Marsh Harbour on Saturday, February 8th to do the first ocean crossing to get south, but a weather window has opened today so we are heading out now instead. We will be on the water and anchoring for about 3 weeks, so will be out of touch and without internet until we reach civilization again. That will probably be in Georgetown, Bahamas at the end of February.  Cheers to everyone and happy sailing!

2 thoughts on “Back in the Bahamas!

  1. great to hear from you again, looked it up on google earth to see exactly where you are thank you

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