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12 June 2015

Bahamian Bits & Bobs

We had a blast on our shakedown cruise in the Abacos, Bahamas and I plan to blog about our trip over the next few weeks. However, now that we're back at Indiantown Marina in Florida, we've got tons to do on the boat over the next week or two, so I won't be able to get to the Bahamas posts until next week. Plus the "real feel" temp today is 103F/39C, so, to be honest, I don't feel like doing anything productive, whether on the boat or the blog. Except complain about the heat. I find that very productive.

In the meantime, I thought I would tantalize you with a few photos from trip and share a few bits and bobs about our time in the Abacos.  



Getting ready to put the sails up on our way from Mangrove Cay to Great Sale Cay.



I'm not normally a fan of these pastel colors, but I have to say, it really works in the Bahamas. This was taken at Green Turtle Cay. Hands down my favorite inhabited island in the Abacos.



Our new Magma grill. Scott made us some fantastic meals on this. The Bahamian chicken is wonderful marinated and then grilled. It has been so long since I've eaten skin on a chicken that I had forgotten how good it is all crisped up on a grill.




This is Evy the Cat. She is one of three cats that belongs to the folks we buddy boated with in the Bahamas. They brought Evy over for a visit and she made herself right at home. After taking a nap in our v-berth, she got put back in the dinghy to go back to her boat. After which she promptly jumped into our dinghy. Clearly, she wanted to live with us. After she got put back in her dinghy and chauffeured back home, she jumped in the water and swam around her boat before climbing on board. This is my kind of cat.



The mooring field at Man O'War Cay. The only time we paid for an anchorage while we were in the Bahamas. Man O'War is an interesting place. I think everyone is related to one another. Or else it is populated by clones.



View of Hopetown Harbour from the top of the famous red and white striped lighthouse. You can pay for a mooring ball in the harbor or do like we did and anchor for free outside the harbor. Doesn't this picture just make you want to go visit the Bahamas?

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5 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree with you more about Man O War! However, Spanish Wells is sooo much worse! No one seems to think it's weird that 90% of the island's last name is Pinder. They declare it with pride.

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    1. How funny! Can't wait to check out Spanish Wells one of these days.

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  2. Looks beautiful, never saw a Cat like water and water related stuff, very cool. Blogging doesn't make you hot, so stay in out of the hot sun and blog, lol

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    1. Their other two cats love the water too. I think they trained them from when they were kittens. Although I think they much prefer the fresh water in the Great Lakes to the salt water. Must taste icky when you try to clean your fur and get all that salt on your tongue.

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  3. I remember the beautiful pastel colors of the Abacos when we visited Marsh Harbor. I particularly remember a sign for a hotel that read, 'Conch Out At The Conch Inn'
    Funny what stays with you.

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