Home of Kind People

Posted by on Mar 2, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Home of Kind People

Kim 03/02/2006, Mayagauna, South Eastern Bahamas When you unexpectedly come across a special place, there is something about wanting it to stay like that – special, yet somewhat untouched. That’s how I felt about Mayaguana, a quiet, peaceful Out Island in SE Bahamas. The welcome sign in Abraham’s Bay, one of the smaller communities, reads:¬†Welcome ...

Food a plenty

Posted by on Feb 28, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Food a plenty

David 02/28/2006, Mayagauna, South Eastern Bahamas After our friends Steve and Dawn returned to Toronto, it was time for us to look south. Time to leave Chicken Harbour, the other name for Georgetown. The reason for this nickname is that sailors become very comfortable in the secure anchorage that Georgetown offers. So when it’s time ...

On the plank at FFFFF

Posted by on Feb 4, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
On the plank at FFFFF

David 02/04/2006, Little Farmers Cay, Central Bahamas Shortly after arriving in the Bahamas we’d heard about the 5F festival on Little Farmers Cay. First Friday in February Farmers Festival. A number of people said, if you can get there, it is well worth it. We were told people come from all over the Bahamas to ...

On Patrol with Bahamian Navy

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On Patrol with Bahamian Navy

David 01/28/2006, Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Central Bahamas It’s shortly after dawn. Today was the first day that the wind has settled down enough for the Exuma Park Warden patrol to set out looking for poachers. (Poachers are people who hunt or fish illegally.) I was lucky enough to ride along on the ...

Stromatolites – older than Dinosaurs

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Stromatolites – older than Dinosaurs

Kim 01/28/2006, Exumas Land and Sea Park, Central Bahamas They look like rocks, you’d think they’re rocks, but they are plants that grow together to make reefs. And they are the oldest evidence of life on earth. What are they?Stromatolites. They are believed to be about 3.5 billion years old and the earth is thought ...

Reaching the Great Exuma Island

Posted by on Jan 19, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments

David 02/19/2006, Georgetown, Central Bahamas Georgetown is a major destination for cruising boats throughout the Bahamas. For a variety of reasons, cruisers migrate to this little Island community of 200 or more. It has been a destination for people who want to take advantage of the comfortable winter weather, affectionately known as “snowbird cruisers”. Some ...