Month: January 2013

Hawksbill Cay

January 11. Don’t you love a surprise? Like, when you are dinking along a coastline looking at the endless limestone overhangs, stopping at one beach after another to find only sand, palm trees, and rocks, but no trails inland. Just…

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Shroud Cay

January 8 – January 10. There are only a few bare inches under the keel of our boat. We float in a depthless hole of water. Although the wind has picked up, Blue Wing doesn’t swing on her chain or…

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Norman’s Cay

January 4 – January 7. There is a nice inviting sign with a palm tree and a sun surrounded by bright conch shells just off the airstrip at Norman’s Cay. One might think they had just landed in a lively…

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Don’t you hate it when you’re parked safely in the wind shadow of some tiny islet, but the whole ocean is trying to rush by, making waves curl around the cay, bashing at you from the side? Boy, I do….

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Allen’s Cay

January 2 – January 3. As we motored towards the anchorage, I saw black spots on the beach. “Is that them?” I wondered in anticipation. As we got closer, they came into focus, ancient stoic faces, bitter hides of scales,…

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Status Report

We are slowly making our way down the Exuma island chain. Currently we are anchored off of Bell Island. This will be our last stop in our tour of the northern Exumas. We will turn to a new section in…

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Journey to the Exumas

Ship Channel Cay January 1 – January 2. We are anchored on the side of an ancient sunken mountain of limestone. To the east, the very tops of the ridge of the mountain reach out of the water dotting the…

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