Saturday, March 28, 2015

Rose Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Spent a couple of Days at Rose Island which is just outside Nassau. Video shows some of the snorkeling.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Beautiful place here in the Bahamas. First to Rose Island, then downtown, here at Palm Cay Marina and finally on the weekend to the Atlantis Marina.
Here is a video of a trip I took snapper fishing, while in the town of Current on the Island of Eleuthera.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Boat Chores in Paradise

The beach near the town of Current in the Bahamas is beautiful.
But boat chores are never far away.
My V-berth has teak slats and behind them is the hull coated in mold like on the left.
Scrub and a paint makes all the difference.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Great Harbor Cay, Blue Hole, Flo's and Eleuthera

I sailed Saturday to Great Harbor Cay, that is owned by the Cruise companies and used to allow cruise patrons the opportunity to jet ski, para sail and generally have a good time at the beach.
Sunday I motored the 20 miles south to the famous Blue Hole.

Monday I continued down to Flo's Conch Bar and ate a nice fish meal there.

Wednesday I sailed east across to North Beach at The Current on Eleuthra.
I pieced together a couple of videos of my trip.
Here is the second one.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Leaving Great Harbor Cay

The weather is supposed to change here on Sunday so I am planning to leave for the lower Berry Islands tomorrow. I have had a great time here walking and snorkeling on white sandy beaches. Here is a video I shot the other day of us snorkeling in Shark Creek.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Great Harbor Cay

The beach here is unbelievable.White sandy beach and warm water can't be beat. Except the winds are supposed to get up from the east day after tomorrow, so I am on the move down the eastern coastline here in the Berry Islands, including the famous Blue Hole. So the next time I will be able to post will not be until I get to Chubb Cay in a week or so time. BTW I do have a facebook page if your are so for Peter Onapua.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Miami to Great Harbor Cay, the Bahamas

Woke up at the crack of dawn Thursday and headed out into a brisk SE wind and rough seas. Sailed NE until the north of Bimini and then motored the rest of the way when the wind died. Customs guy here at the Great Harbor Cay Marina was very nice and chatty. Cost $150 for the 2 months that I will be here. A single dolphin gave me the requisite escort into town.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

University Cove to No Name Harbor

Left University Cove here in Miami at first light.
Passing through Miami gives you an idea, how large this metropolus is.
I took a quick walk up to the local grocery store and provisioned for my journey to the Bahamas. I will be leaving first thing in the morning and aiming for Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Islands. Chris Parker and Passage weather both indicate that this weather window will be the only one in this next fortnight.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Miami.......Hurry up and Wait!

Left Pelican Harbour near Delray Beach in perfect conditions.
Wispy clouds and sunny conditions were the order of the day. I passed under a 55' bridge in Fort Lauderdale while I held my breath.
There were several cruising behemoths like this one here, that I passed within feet of.
Miami is so spectacular in its outward appearance, that you can't help being impressed.
And here I sit now, beside the International University of Miami, listening to the kids having fun on the boat next door.