Category 06 Bahamas

Preparing to Go South

(Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas) These last two days have been spent preparing for our journey south. Provisioning, hauling fuel, and making water. Greg even spent some time attempting to repair a fishing reel that he swears the-biggest-fish-in-the-ocean broke and got away on our sail from Acklins. Really nothing too thrilling to report except that […]

Acklins to Great Inagua

(Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas) Days like today I catch myself thinking – holy f*ck I’m sailing on the ocean. It then gets me marvelling in my present circumstance and pondering the ease at which we’ve transitioned into salty dogs. Like when did the phrases winch the jib sheet, hook the snubber, or fall off […]

Beach Gardening

(Datum Bay, Acklins Island, Bahamas) Since we’ve left George Town and the Exumas we’ve been making a lot of miles. Yesterday was no exception. We tacked, we weathered some more burly black clouds, and we made last-minute the decision to go the extra 20 miles to make the next anchorage. Today we stayed still. Well Oceanna stayed […]

Next Level Fishing

(Datum Bay, Acklins Island, Bahamas) Today Greg hooked a swordfish. What in the hell do you do with a swordfish! At first we thought we were going to lose all the line. As soon as it hooked it started to run and it was running fast. It wasn’t acting like any other fish we’d ever […]

Tips from Tom

(Gordons, Long Island, Bahamas) I once heard that in the threat of a crash, a racecar driver is supposed to aim for the car that’s in the way, that way by the time they get there it will have moved on. Maybe I heard this from a Tom Cruise movie and maybe it’s completely bogus, […]

Honing Our Skills

(Dollar Harbour, Long Island, Bahamas) If we’re going to do something we might as well get good at it right? As it seems, our current skill to master would be running aground. Today we managed to bottom out our keels not once, not twice, but three more times. Brilliant. Long story short we took the […]

Filling Up in George Town

(Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas) Filling up on: groceries, shaft oil, free wifi, steering cable info, bbq ribs and rice, and rake and scrape. Morning chores have become somewhat of a regular occurrence on Oceanna. Today’s included inspecting the steering cables as Dave told us a horror story about how he found his hanging by a thread just in […]

Kaliks in George Town

(George Town, Exumas, Bahamas) And this is what happens when you run back into Dave in George Town. In all seriousness we did get a boat load of chores done today (pun intended) and were stoked to run into Dave with a cooler full of Kaliks. Dave is an awesome guy we met back at […]

Sushi Coming Right Up

(George Town, Exumas, Bahamas) What would be a quick morning sail without a Mahi Mahi on the line? Snagged another one today, and it may be all the practice or perhaps we’re actually just getting the hang of this sailing business, but we got this bad boy aboard like a couple of old pros. Of […]

Abandoned and Elevated

(Lee Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas) At the recommendation of our friends we moved down to Lee Stocking Island today. This Island is home to a marine research center. Or at least it used to be. The center is now abandoned and its substantial infrastructure is now a ghost town. I’m talking docks, multiple homes, extensive […]