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Feb 11, 2008 - The Journey Home

When I left on Monday morning, dad came with me again. The routing was Manchester to Heathrow and on to Miami. I had been really pleased that the slightly earlier flight time from Heathrow allowed a 4 pm connection in Miami. Previously, I have always arrived in Miami at four o’clock and had to wait until 8.30 pm for the flight to Freeport, which is hard after the long transatlantic flight. However, that wasn’t to be either. We took off a bit late from heathrow, arrived in Miami too late for the tight connection and had to be wait-listed...

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Mar 16, 2007 - Eleutheran Adventurers

On Sunday 11 March we left Atlantis and headed out the new Providence west entrance, past the cruise boats and a very modern USN amphibious vessel. Besides sightseeing, this exit was chosen to maximize the fishing opportunity enroute Spanish Wells. The ride was not ideal and Melissa was a trooper considering her condition. Young Bill took charge of the two trolling rigs along the six hour transit. The first five were a disappointment as Dad tried to find the right course and still keep the girls from mutiny. At last, on the bank near Egg...

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Jan 23, 2007 - An Early Start

YOU KNOW I AM GOING TO MISS THEM!! IVAN TOO, OF COURSE. I'm not sure how all this is going to work, but I do know that I have a very early start on Tuesday 23rd, so I decided to start the day's entry now (Friday 19th). My flight from Freeport is at 7.30am. Since I stopped teaching, I'm not good at mornings, (rarely get up before eight!) but for travelling it's different. First a short flight to Miami, then a three hour wait before flying to Los Angeles, which is not bad because I have some banking to do in MIA, so I need the time. In LAX I...

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Dec 28, 2006 - Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island is on our route to the Abacos from Bimini. We are only passing through this year, although we stopped last year to visit both Port Lucaya and Freeport. The tourists all visit Port Lucaya and it is busy, noisy and expensive although it was fun to see once. Freeport was like Brampton but warm. After leaving Bimini and crossing the deep water of New Providence Channel we entered the Grand Lucayan Waterway and tied to three trees along the wall. The ride was much rougher than we had ancticipated, as you can see from the...

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Back to the Islands

Apr 12, 2006 - Cindy tours the Abacos

April in the Bahamas is the month when spring breaks begin to fill the hotels, tour boats and marinas...and the prices go up. We now have one more tour of the Abacos and then will line up for the perfect weather to cross the gulf stream back to the US. From our slip in Lucaya the airport pickup of Jean's niece, Cindy, was easily accomplished on 2 April. But, Cindy's luggage stayed behind. The next day provided lots of drama as we ushered Cindy back to the airport to rescue her clothes and we cleared the berth and took on a bit of fuel. All...

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Apr 2, 2006 - Grand Bahama bound

Our departure from Georgetown via the Eastern Channel took us across the Tropic of Cancer as we headed over to Long Island. That Wednesday (22 March) was such a nice cruising day that we decided to push on past Stella Maris and Cape Santa Maria on the Northwest coast of Long, to the boot of Cat Island and the Hawksnest Marina. This marina is located in some of the best fishing in the Bahamas. Lots of big fishing boats filled the piers and everyone was bringing in nice catches of marlin, wahoo and dolphin. We went across the airfield on the...

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Aug 7, 1989 - The Flight Home

MONDAY 7th AUGUST - THE JOURNEY HOME We arrived at Guayaquil airport at about nine o'clock and settled in for the long wait for our 3 a.m. flight, each taking a turn guarding our huge pile of luggage. I think we all managed to sleep a little on the flight to Miami, and we arrived feeling only a little jaded. We sadly said our farewells, but I think each of us was glad in a way to be going to our own homes, even though we had had such a wonderful adventure. I checked in for my flight to Freeport, and minutes later my name was called over the...

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South America 1989

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