Sunday, February 26, 2012

Exumas with Mom

Mom joins us at Norman’s Cay.  Paul Harding from Safari Seaplanes runs charters out of Nassau in his very nice Maule Amphib and lands Mom on the beach right by the boat.  As a bonus he brings us groceries, fresh vegetables, fruit, and beverages!  We visit all our favorite spots, Norman’s Cay, Warderick Wells, Black Point, and say goodbye at Staniel Cay. We really enjoyed beaching, shelling, riding in the dinghy and kayaking with Mom. She found some real treasures including a rare Kings Helmut Conch!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Hello again!  We did stop in South Beach; great time on Lincoln Ave with Bill & Ruth.  "Sushi Samba" was fun and delicious, as was watching all the "beautiful people".  It's quite the place South Beach, one of our favorites, at least in small doses.  Then we were off to the Bahamas. We crossed the Gulf Stream and anchored on the banks at dusk. It was a beautiful evening, very cool being at anchor with no land in sight!

The next am we were up early and headed into Bullocks Harbour in Great Harbour Cay. We cleared customs then went to the "pub" for my first  Kalik and a conch burger since the last time I had a conch burger!  Sammy stuck to beef, it looked really good too!  A "local" gave me the scoop on the wahoo fishing off of Stirrup Cay.

Next day we got the riggers and lines all ready and off we went. By mid morning we'd caught a nice wahoo! Thanks again to the friendly advice at the pub; we had enough for a few delicious meals.  We anchored at Bonds Cay along with a few other boats. We were up at 6am and went direct to Norman's Cay in the Exumas via Nassau where we met up with Tautaug. By end of the day we were anchored nearby at Norman's.  Bill and Ruth carried on the next morning; Georgetown bound.  We moved into the anchorage and plan to hang out here for the week, kayaking, beaching and just relaxing.  Mom will join us here on Friday for a week in the Exumas.

Talk again soon
K & S

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Catch Up Time!

Sorry, yes I know, where have we been and what are we doing? Well, after 2 months at Loggerhead in Stuart we both needed to leave the dock; not the good folks there, not Steve the Harbor Master and his team, we just needed to get moving, use the anchor and all those other systems before they all seize up. Guess we, like many of our Krogen friends, are just not dock people. We gotta keep movin'.

Anyway, it is now Feb 9 and we are anchored with a bunch of boats in Lake Sylvia, Ft. Lauderdale. It looks like the next good crossing is next week Tuesday toThursday so we may go on down to South Beach, hang there for a few days, dine out a few nights, maybe find our friends on Nordhaven Tautaug, then, on the first good window, we'll be Exumas bound, at least the northern Exumas. Not sure we need to do the Georgetown scene again this year, just too many boats! Perhaps Long Island, Cat Island, Conception, Rum Cay? Maybe even the Bight of Abaco or Andros. Ah! the season awaits us.

Cheers all, we will try and keep you posted.