As mentioned previously, Lisa in an avid catcher of critters. One of her recent finds was an odd looking crab. It was shaped like a bun, or dinner roll, more or less when it had it’s claws folded in.
This little guy looked like he’d bee Continue reading ...!
The Lighthouse at Hopetown is one of the towns more noticeable features. It was built in 1862, has an elevation of 120 feet, and a 23 mile visibility. It’s one of three remaining manual lighthouses. Rather than being electric as most lighthouse Continue reading ...!
Getting from Little Harbor to Hopetown makes one feel like one is in a children’s story.
The route from Little Harbor to Hopetown. Note that the lighter the color of the water the shallower (around 2 ft) it is.
First you leave the Bight of Old Continue reading ...!
Little Harbor is at the south end of the Sea of Abaco. It’s a cute area “anchored” by Pete’s Pub and the foundry of a famous local sculptor whose name escapes me. The area isn’t that large and is dotted by lots of keys a Continue reading ...!
Getting from Sandy Point around the Hole in the Wall at the bottom of the Abacos and into the Sea of Abaco was the second longest ride we had made so far. It took us from Sandy Point down the Providence Channel and out into the Atlantic. This was ano Continue reading ...!
The trip from Bullocks Harbor was another crossing of sorts. We had to get across the Providence Channel. After the Straights of Florida and the gulf stream, this was another very deep body of water with very steep banks. It also had a current that c Continue reading ...!
The trip from Mackey Shoals to Bullocks Harbor was pretty uneventful. We (read Lisa) caught a couple of decent sized barracuda as well as a small amberjack along the way. We also ran into a Bahamian fishing trawler trailing a line of smaller fishing Continue reading ...!
Having parked in Bimini for a couple of days, we took the next weather window to head for the the north eastern Abacos. This area’s reputed to be a cruising heaven, so guess what, we had to check it out. The area has great services, it’s Continue reading ...!
Bimini was nothing that I expected. When we arrived I was expecting to find Miami East, condos, mega yachts, cottages in tropical colors, clubs with steel bands, and thumping music.
North Bimini couldn’t have been further from that. It was a du Continue reading ...!
There are is a bunch of lead-up to this post that I haven’t got out yet. The bottom line is that Lisa and I have broken out of Key West, and are now in Bimini.
We made our crossing on the 20th. The weather couldn’t have been better. We left our a Continue reading ...!
Hi Denise! Remember the nightmare you had about getting up in the morning and finding an alligator in the cockpit? Well, Lisa almost had a similar experience on the bow. Say “Hello!” to our little friend.
As you see, this critter is con Continue reading ...!
For a little over the past year, Pearl was tethered to the dock at the Key West Yacht Harbour. As marina’s go, this place is nice. It has a resort-like feel to it. On the one hand you are at a marina with a bunch of other boats. On the other, some Continue reading ...!