Goodbye Bahamas

Goodbye Bahamas

Rum Cay We knew that Rum Cay anchorage wasn’t going to be the best. Comments on Active Captain suggested it was going to be uncomfortable. The reefs, rocks and shallows make it impossible to get close enough to the island to gain shelter from the wind. And the...
Georgetown

Georgetown

Welcome to Georgetown On Saturday 5th January we sailed into Georgetown. And as we arrived at the anchorage at Hamburger Beach (perhaps a touch ironic given our last post on Hermione Hamhock) the crew of a boat, parked near to where we planned to stop, shouted how...
Meet Hermione Hamhock

Meet Hermione Hamhock

Big Majors Spot Our Grandson, Jake, decided that he would prefer donations to an animal charity rather than presents for Christmas. So we gave money to the Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Care charity. And after showing Jake the photograph of the snouty creature in the...
Cambridge Cay

Cambridge Cay

Sharks! After a short trip to Cambridge Cay, we staked out a couple of places to shelter from the strong southerly/westerly winds forecast for later in the week. The first one, just off Bell Island, was a little too shallow for us. So we headed over to the north end...
Warderwick Wells

Warderwick Wells

Balls On the 17th December, we motored in light winds to Warderick Wells – a name that conjures up images of an aristocracy, or a character out of Blackadder. Like Shroud Cay, this forms part of the Exumas Park. Unlike Shroud Cay, however, there aren’t...
Norman’s Cay to Shroud Cay

Norman’s Cay to Shroud Cay

MacDuffs It’s been hard for us to decide where to visit on our trip down the Exumas. There’s too much choice. Many of the anchorages are just a place to anchor and watch the world go by or plop yourself in the water to do a bit of snorkelling. This is a...