Monday, April 25, 2011

Time To Head “Home”

Emerald Bay Marina, Great Exuma

Our last couple of weeks here has been back in visitor mode, however this time the visitors have been staying on land as with 7 young kids between them life aboard would have been just a bit cramped!

First up were the Fletchers who were staying at Staniel Cay.  With the aid of a Boston Whaler we were able to take in all the sights of the local area, Thunderball Cave, iguanas, swimming pigs and the snorkeling and beaches of Exuma sea park – all best summed up in pictures really.

After that we sailed down to Emerald Bay to meet the Farleys catching a huge 49” Mahi Mahi on the way, it’s even bigger than the one we caught off the DR in 2009.The Fletchers_008 We had a similarly excellent time with the Farleys either round the pool at the resort or during our side trip to George Town, wonderful to see everyone on holiday rather than working!

So now it is time for us to turn round and head north, we hope to get away tomorrow and begin the slow trip, it’s around 1300 miles to Annapolis where we plan to spend summer doing some boat work and land travel, we will update our progress as we sail.

2 comments:

Ken n Cheryl said...

Just wanted to say that we recently found your site and are really enjoying it. We hope to take our sailboat to the Bahamas the end of 2012 and your posts make us want to hurry up and get there! Beautiful fish ... we need to learn what to do with one of those! Looking forward to hearing about your sail up the East coast!

Sarah Powell Erickson said...

Hi - We exchanged emails about a yr ago - we wanted to buy High Drama. We are doing Mexico pin our Tayana 47 and plans to do the Bahamas the next season. I have some questions about mast height and depth for you....but I lost your email.
Blog looks GREAT! Sarah sv El Tiburon