Monthly Archives: April 2014

Turquoise Cay Dinghy Day

Hi All!

One day we all decided to take our dinghies from George Town to Turquoise Cay on Great Exuma (about an 8 mile dinghy trip one way.)

We had three dinghies – Frank and Patti/DREAM WEAVER, Fran, Floyd, Val and puppy Bailey/PRIOR TIES and the crew of INTERLUDE.

We stopped at a beach for a picnic lunch and then went to Turquoise Cay (formerly the Bone Fish Lodge/Peace and Plenty) for Pina Coladas.  It is a very pretty resort and we made it just in time before a rain shower!

A good time was had by all!

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Frank and Patti/DREAM WEAVER

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The Bridge To No Where – Crab Cay Bridge – Can you believe this gorgeous bridge in the middle of no where! The development never happened!

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Frank, Patti, Cathie, Tom Fran, Floyd, Val and Bailey

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Yummy drinks on porch of Turquoise Cay Resort.

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Funny signs at Turquoise Cay deck.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope all is well with you and yours!

Cathie on s/v INTERLUDE.  OUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Island, Bahamas

Hi All!

Our trip south would not be complete without a visit to Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas.  It is a lovely island with very friendly people. It’s always fun to visit Jackie and Mike who own the Long Island Breeze.  They are very cruiser friendly and bend over backwards to make our stay fun and easy.  Their resort has a pool, a casual deck with a restaurant upstairs.  They host the Long Island Rally which goes from George Town to Long Island the week after the Cruiser’s Regatta.  They always make it fun. During the Rally the Long Island Breeze served a steak dinner that was amazing along with fish for those who like something more island style.  We always enjoy their lunch and dinners (non-Rally) and it’s a must see if you are in Long Island.

We also enjoy anchoring at Miller’s Bay and going to Chez Pierre for dinner.  Pierre is from Montreal.  He serves pasta dishes with French styles sauces that are amazing.  His salads are very good.  He also serves many other meat dishes and seafood dishes.  He has a little restaurant with some cottages he rents out.  The feel is very casual but stylish.  It’s always a treat to add Chez Pierre to our Long Island list to do. We love Joe Sound and Calabash Bay (Cape Santa Maria Resort..their lobster salad it very good!) and Stella Maris Resort.  We didn’t make it up to north Long Island this time but we hope to make it a priority next year.  Hopefully we can stay a couple of weeks instead of a couple of days.  So much to see and so little time this year!

We also like to make a side trip to Conception Island that is north of Long Island.  Unfortunately the weather wasn’t agreeable to go there this year.  It is an uninhabited island that is beautiful and has an inland river where you can take your dinghy and see all types of interesting creatures including the neighborhood sea turtles.

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MIRADOR/George and Sarah, EXHUBERANT/Bert and Pru, PRETTY PENNY/Bob and Penny and the crew of INTERLUDE at Chez Pierre, Miller’s Bay, Long Island, Bahamas

 

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Beautiful sunset LONG ISLAND BREEZE RESORT, Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas

Hope all is well with you and yours!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cathie on s/v INTERLUDE.  OUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredible Warderick Wells – Exuma Land and Sea Park

Hi All!

You can’t go to the Exumas without going to the incredible and fabulous Exuma Land and Sea Park.  It’s main office is located in Warderick Wells but it is comprised of many uninhabited islands that are great for snorkeling, hiking and just enjoying the natural beauty of the Exumas.

Exuma park is a “no take zone.”  This means you can look but not take.  You cannot fish, conch, shell, lobster or any other activity that will damage the ecology of the area.

The cell phone service and internet is very bad at Warderick Wells.  So when Tom needs to make a call or see the weather on the net he has to climb Boo Boo Hill and stand in just the right spot to “get connected.”  Makes you consider if you really need to see that email! lol

We love Exuma Park.  This is a very special treat!

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Harry/SIRIUS finds a beautiful conch shell.

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Beautiful Warderick Wells sunset!

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Watch out! Storm coming!

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Baby sting ray.

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Tom and Harry/SIRIUS trying to “get connected” on their cell phones

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Dave and Sue/SANS CLAES, Tom, Harry and Fran/SIRIUS – Hiking up Boo Boo Hill.

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Warderick Wells north anchorage – taken from park office. Stay in the dark blue water or you will run aground!

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Tom’s first swim of the season – Warderick Wells

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Bahamas – Shades of Blue

Hope you enjoyed the photos.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cathie on s/V INTERLUDE.  OUT.

 

 

 

 

George Town Cruisers Regatta 2014

Hi All!

George Town has two regattas.   The first one in February is the Cruisers Regatta.  There are two races in the Cruisers Regatta.  One around the island and the other in the harbor around markers.  They are always fun to participate in.  This year we got Third Place for the “around the harbor race.”  We were with buds Corbett and Robin/COOKIE MONSTER.

The second race is the last weekend in April and it is called the National Family Island Regatta.  It is like the Americas Cup in cruising for the Bahamas..  The islands of the Bahamas have sloop sailboats and they race them for the National Championship.  It is lots of fun to watch them and they have a three day 24/7 party!  We have missed the Family Island Races since we leave the beginning of April to work our way back home  Hopefully next year we will stay to see them. In Staniel Cay on New Year’s Day they have one of the preliminary races for the Bahamian sloops.

Tom was able to crew on Nassau’s A-Class Sloop Courageous a few years ago.  He had a great time and it was certainly fun to watch them!

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KAVALI  HOUSE trimaran trying to make up a few minutes by going through the anchorage!

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INTERLUDE doing her thing during the “around the harbor race”

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INTERLUDE going “wing on wing” through the anchorage during the “around the harbor race”

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Corbett, Robin, Cathie and Tom – Third Place Around the Harbor Race

Tom sailing on a Bahamian A Class Sloop Courageous during races at Staniel Cay.

Tom sailing on a Bahamian A Class Sloop Courageous during races at Staniel Cay.

Hope all is well with you and yours!  Thanks for stopping by! Cathie on s/v INTERLUDE.  OUT.

Had a wonderful Bahamas Season. Starting our trek for home.

Hi All!

We had an incredible season in George Town this year.  Always great to catch up with old friends and fun to meet new ones.  Time does fly by and now we have turned the corner and working our way slowly home.

You can double click the photos for a larger view.

Had a very nice cruise to Williams Cay.  Enjoyed swimming in the crystal clear water, viewing the beautiful sunset and sunrise and a lovely evening with buds Jan, Mark and puppy Sailor on SEAS THE DAY.  It’s still incredible to see the clouds turn turquoise blue!

We are now on our way to Black Point Settlement.  Always enjoy coming back to Black Point for Ida’s hair cuts, laundry and Paymon’s incredible Bahama Coconut Bread!

 

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Tom enjoying being on the hook. Williams Cay, Exumas

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Sunset Williams Cay, Exumas

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Tug and Barge Cays, near Williams Cay, Exumas

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Sunrise Williams Cay, Exumas