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Apr 16, 2013 - We have been on the move

The afternoon of the last posting (three weeks ago), Judy and Bill in their dinghy and Fred and I in ours rode around to the south anchorage at Warderick Wells and snorkeled. The sponges were amazing in size, color and types. While the fish weren’t plentiful we saw some varieties we had never seen before. We were the only people around and it was fun have the place to ourselves. Since then, we have been on the move. We went from Warderick Wells to Hawksbill Cay, Norman’s Cay, Highbourne Cay, Nassau, Spanish Wells (Eleuthera), Royal Island,...

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Mar 11, 2007 - Bill/Melissa get wet

The trip up to Governors Harbour began early on Monday 5 March. From the protection of Rock Sound we were soon out into the shallow and choppy bight of Eleuthera. We have depended a lot on the satellite weather system to give us an idea of the near term fronts, winds and seas. It is a big help in deciding when to move and when to stay. The trip up the coast found us with 20 knot winds on the quarter as we hugged the coast. Governors Harbour proved a little exposed and too many of the mooring balls were taken by fellow cruisers. After a turn...

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Feb 20, 2006 - Nassau into view

We left our slip at Marina Bay on Monday February 6 and were fortunate to follow a big yacht with professional pilot out thru the wild New River to the ICW just north of Ft Lauderdale. His local knowledge was a big help and we knew if he could make the turn, bridge or squeeze by an inbound vessel, we sure could. We decided to turn north and head for Lake Worth to make the Bahama crossing. First, this was the place we used last year, next the anchorage is large and easy and lastly, it is the normal congregation place for the crossers to West...

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Oct 16, 2004 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Half Moon Cay This is an island in the Bahamas owned by the cruise line. It had only just reopened following damage suffered during the recent hurricanes. When we arrived another ship was already there and both ships shared the island for the day. (The Oosterdam was about half as big again as the Volendam holding 1900 -2000 passengers). The crews from the ships bring all the supplies onto the island and "locals" from nearby islands travel over when the ships are in to act as tour conductors and guides. This is a beautiful little island with...

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