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What happens when a couple sells everything in search of the next adventure…we're still finding out!


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Last Leg of Bahamas – Chicken Harbor (Georgetown)

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Georgetown surprised us.
I guess it’s from being docked in Fort Lauderdale for so long.
While docked in FLA I can’t tell you how many of these monster yachts would come through.
A lot were flagged Georgetown.  Continue reading

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Staniel Cay – Pigs, gotta love the pigs

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I know we posted the video already but Staniel Cay was all about the pigs – lets face it they were funny!  When we got there we really didn’t know WHAT to expect.
Here’s how it went down. Continue reading


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Oyster Cay to Saddle Cay / Island World

Boat view

Since we ran the generator all night for AC I also made bread.
Really bad salty bread, like a tortilla loaf or something.
Oh well keep our electrolytes going?!
Lesson: Pay attention to the ingredients when making bread. Continue reading


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Sunsets, and a salute to the Canadian Flag

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We love a good sunset. Sometimes capturing it can be a challenge. This is what ours looked like at Rose Island.  Looks like a weird camera flaw right?  It’s not that’s exactly what the sky looked like. Continue reading


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Chubb Cay – Making Lemonade!

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We decided to head to Chubb Cay because we knew it (from the kids visit) and there was an awesome little beach we wanted to revisit. Continue reading

Plane Crash Berry Islands, Bahamas

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No we haven’t left Fort Lauderdale yet.
1 more week.
In the meantime we keep the faith by reflecting on our Berry Islands trip with the kids…cause it was fun!
Right now we are nose to the grindstone getting everything that needs to be done finished.
It would be helpful if Steve stopped having all these great upgrade ideas but nope…they keep a comin! Continue reading


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A Berry Island Family Adventure

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This family vacation was unlike any family vacation EVER!  It was a wonderful week of unadulterated exploration and adventure, the likes of which none of us had experienced…until now. Continue reading


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Our kids have arrived!

001We left Florida behind on Thursday for the Bahamas.  As luck would have it we had beautiful sailing conditions.  Maybe too beautiful, we could have used more wind to be honest.  It made sailing a little more challenging at times.
Our original destination was Bimini for an overnighter before heading to Freeport.
We changed our minds midway to Bimini while crossing the Gulf Stream- we were having way too much fun on the ocean and the thought of a overnight in a marina was meh.

So we did an overnighter.  The ocean at night has got a lot of things going on surprisingly.  In a world where we are constantly stimulated by our cell phones, internet, facebook even TV, it’s definitely an experience.
Since someone has to keep watch all the time we split the watches at night.  This takes yet another form of stimulation away, someone to talk to.
What starts off as a dark abyss evolves over the course of the evening.
The moon comes out.
There’s more stars then I’ve ever seen.
The sound of the sail in the wind and the slapping of the waves against the hull.

Yoga practices the art of being in the present, the right now.
Sometimes it worked for me, most times my mind wandered to my grocery list, schedules etc.

Sailing at night puts you in the now.

So while we tooted along we threw out some fishing line and ta da Steve caught a barracuda!

002It’s not edible.  It’s definitely not pretty.  But if there was a fish version of UFC I would put my $$ on this guy!
Pure muscle, was about 50lbs and we could just barely pull it out of the water.
Managed to keep the lure.  Fishy smacked his head on the way down and was off on his way.

Great news!  Kids made it.  Ok we knew they would make it but as a parent you worry that they’ll see something shiny, get distracted and miss their connector flight.
Long day for them, two connecting flights and a 12 hour travel day, they arrived in good spirits and hungry so all was ok in the world as we know it!

Headed out for a swim and got to sail off into the sunset – day one.

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004And of course Captain Stevo

005Here’s to a great week ahead!


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Off to meet the kids :)

001It’s hard to tell by this picture but we did some major galley provisioning – FINALLY!  Filled the Subaru up inside and outside.  Not once, but twice! Continue reading


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The Launch

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Our catamaran Nauti Boy needed some repairs before officially becoming Knot Anchored so we hung around the Bahamas for a couple of days. Once the final repair had been done it was too late to leave so Thurs Aug 6th became launch day!

When someone says they’re going to The Bahamas you conjure images of umbrella drinks and beautiful beaches right? Continue reading