Jake and Frank have joined Steve and Gus as crew aboard SV Take Me There. We met these two gentlemen on Cruisers Forum and our mutual schedules and desires synch’d nicely so Kimberly & David flew back to the
It’s been a while since posting…we made Nassau on 21 March after back-tracking North up the Exumas through Highbourne Cay, across the Middleground and into the Nassau Harbor. The photo below is of our dock in Nassau Harbor Marina.
We’ve been on our “new to us” cruising journey since September of 2017. We’ve travelled from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida and then through the Bahamas (Abacos, Eleuthera and Northern Exumas). The cruisers we have met along the way are
We entered Exumas Land and Sea Park at Shroud Cay (previous post) and will exit the park area once we hit Compass Cay. The park is a beautiful marine preserve, non-profit run and a “no take” zone (no fishing, conching,
Believe it or not, we have days (as cruisers) where conditions aren’t all roses, rainbows and unicorns. It might be sunny but blowing like stink! Might be calm but raining…although rare. It may be a perfect anchorage but your boat
We departed Spanish Wells (Eleuthera) on a 12 knot SE wind towards the Exumas. Wind direction put us close hauled for 2/3rds of the trip and then straight into the winds for the last 18 miles. Motor-sailing on Jib and
After two days in the Meeks Patch anchorage (just two miles from Spanish Wells Settlement), we decided to take a slip at Spanish Wells Yacht Haven since the trades were blowing a steady 20 knots – making the slog in
We have arrived in Eleuthera Bahamas…anchored briefly just South of Spanish Wells awaiting tide to go into the Yacht Haven Marina to explore town since we are apparently too big to fit in the mooring field-go figure!
As we continue our trek South through the Abacos, we find that the farther South you get, the fewer and more far between the settlements persist. This means infrastructure gets thinner, presenting less opportunity to get stuff you might need
Finally!…we got the drone out after arriving at Elbow Cay (Abacos). Since I (Steve) am a complete novice, this is new territory to me. But…it’s a drone and it’s no good if it doesn’t get into the air. So…off we