You'll find links to blog posts about our travel adventures in the Bahamas below.
Shakedown Cruise to the Abacos | May-June 2015
Bahamian Bits & Bobs
Photos and snippets of our shakedown cruise to the Bahamas.
Heading Off To The Bahamas, Annoying Questions & The Importance Of Biceps
We head off from Indiantown, Florida along the Okeechobee Waterway and ICW before anchoring in Lake Worth where we stage ourselves for our crossing to the Bahamas.
Sailing In The Dark & Eating Mediocre Cookies
One of my fears is sailing in the dark. Eating cookies helps. Turns out our Gulf Stream crossing to the Bahamas wasn't too bad after all. I even had cookies leftover.
The Bahamas Sure Ain't New Zealand
Our first impressions of the Bahamas when we anchored at Mangrove Cay.
Crazy Cats, Coconut Bread & Coconut Beach
We meet up with some pals and try to clear in at Spanish Cay and then head off to Manjack Cay for some snorkeling.
Goombay Smash & Clearing In
We finally clear into the Bahamas at Green Turtle Cay, also the home of the delicious Goombay Smash!
Wearing A Toaster On My Head & Disappointing Pigs
During our time at No Name Cay, I ended up wearing a toaster on my head. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We also checked out the pigs who live on the island.
The Clones Of Man O'War Cay
Man O'War Cay has a population of around 300 people, many of whom have the surname of Albury. Is it possible they're clones or is that my overactive imagination again?
Square Mac n'Cheese & A Striped Lighthouse
Ordinarily, I'm not a big fan of mac n'cheese, but I fell in love with the square variety they serve in Hopetown. Delicious! Oh, they also have a pretty neat striped lighthouse there (although it might look better with polka dots).
Stupid Can Openers
Can openers. So essential to life and so disappointing when they break. Ours lost the will to live while we were at Marsh Harbour, so we went in search of a new one.
In Search Of Whales & Other Scary Stuff
If you want to get from the central Abacos to the southern Abacos, then you have to go through the Whale Cay Passage. I was terrified a posse of whales was going to smash out boat into smithereens.
Frank & Pantsy Feeling Sad
It had to happen sooner or later. We said goodbye to our buddy boat at Green Turtle Cay and headed off to Powell Cay.
Boy Racers: Making Our Way to Allans Cay
Why is it when two sailboats are headed in the same direction, it is automatically a race, even if the other boat doesn't know they're racing?
Going For A Walk: Allans-Pensacola Cay
The signing tree is a neat place where cruisers make and leave signs of their boat names as mementos of their time at Allans Cay. Great little walk!
Rotting Our Brains While It Rains
What do you do on a rain day in the Bahamas? Watch TV shows on your portable DVD player until the battery runs out. Then naps are always a good option.
Sailing In The Dark Without Any Cookies
We make our way back to Florida. Thankfully the crossing was uneventful as we had run out of cookies.
Cruising In The Abacos | Recap
Recap of our shakedown cruise in the Abacos - where we anchored, what we loved, what surprised us, the so-so and how the boat held up.