Category 06 Bahamas

The University of Cruising

(Little Farmer’s Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) There’s no school in the world that covers the width and breadth of knowledge that cruising does. At least that’s what I think… Today’s topics of learning: What to do When Reef Sharks Attack – a lecture given based on firsthand experience by Dave of Texas Two Step. Product Water […]

Weather Tradeoffs

(Little Farmer’s Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) For the last couple days it’s been grey and rainy. Not the preferred island weather, but as we were anchored at Little Farmer’s Cay tonight we were treated to this spectacular sunset out the back of Oceanna. Tradeoffs.

T-Rex Descendants

(Black Point, Great Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) Ida’s laudromat is a great place to spend time in Black Point. There’s the obvious laundering abilities which are properly boasted as the best facilities in the Caribbean, but it also has free wifi, deadly $1 carrot cake, and turns out to be a sweet place to meet […]

We Finally Did It

(Black Point, Great Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) Yup. We finally ran aground. A cruiser friend once told me there’s three options when talking to someone about running their boat aground. 1) They’ve already done it. 2) They’re about to do it. 3) They’re lying about it. So the way I see it, I’m glad we’ve […]

James Bond: International Liar?

(Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) We spent last night anchored at Warderick Wells Cay which is home to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The Land and Sea Park is 22 miles long along the Exuma chain and extends 4 miles on either side of land. The whole 176-square-mile area is a NO TAKE zone. […]

Diving at Norman’s Cay

(Skipjack Point, Norman’s Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) We’ve spent the last two days at Norman’s Cay. The days have been filled with diving and more diving. Greg couldn’t be happier. Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s Norman’s Cay was the headquarter’s for a drug lord of the Medellin Cartel of Colombia. He used the […]

For the Birds

(Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas) Back out on the deep blue seas today. Real deep. Heading out the inlet we went from 20ft to 5000ft in a matter of minutes. Today we crossed the Exuma Sound from Eleuthra to the Exumas island chain. Deep water means one thing on Oceanna – fishing. To add to the […]

Adios Hatchet Bay

(Rock Sound, Eleuthra, Bahamas) All good things must come to an end. Just learnt it was Geoffrey Chaucer who said this circa 1374. Well Mr Chaucer you certainly have a way with words, but unfortunately that doesn’t make it any easier. After spending a week – a week! that’s the longest we’ve stayed anywhere yet […]

Mini Greg

(Hatchet Bay Harbour, Eleuthra, Bahamas) 6 people, 2 surfboards, 1 skim board, 1 sand board, and 4 bikes. One last trip to the beach. Today the swell was subdued and Kyle went out with Greg. It was pretty cool watching Kyle giver. If Greg could do it, so could Kyle. He wasn’t afraid of anything. […]

Beach – Beluga – Bonfire

(Hatchet Bay Harbour, Eleuthra, Bahamas) In that order. This morning we walked to a new ocean-side beach a little closer to home. Yup, we walked across the island. A feat that sounds daunting until you realize it’s only 1.5km across. The surf was smaller, same mush, with less power. Didn’t stop Greg though. He paddled […]