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TripAdvisor Reviews Schooner's Landing Great Abaco Island
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... well not immediately, it took Mark, the only sober person, about half an hour to group us all. I'm pretty sure we all acted like a bunch of 5 year olds not wanting to leave the playground). Once back on board I attempted to make dinner for the 3 people that didn't immediately pass out.
Next stop, Fort Lauderdale, where I began this journey almost exactly 7 months ago, and have one very happy momma waiting in Virginia for a soon-to-be trip home.
we were no forced further north into the Gulf stream and the Bermuda triangle,
strange fogs, whirlpools, magnetic anomalies, and strange sea monsters - none of that -well we saw 4/5 pilot whales about 300m ahead and then the seas started to build and we were slamming loads.
3/5 The seas were now 4m occasionally 5m high and the wind was up to 34/35 kts and we had 3 reefs in both the main and genoa, but at 1120 we couldn’t start ...
... the bottom is sand (not mud) and every destination is another tropical paradise.
We've stayed very busy. Planning routes, sailing Esprit de Mer, doing maintenance and repairs, sailing, anchoring, cooking, cleaning. Our "taxi" is the little rubber dinghy. Getting from an anchored boat into the dinghy with dogs, bikes, laundry, trash and each other is an effort. Then
driving to a dinghy dock, inspecting for nails and splinters (before we tie ...
... left at the end of the second week! If you ever boat to the Bahamas, this is a great place to stay.
Ed installed an antenna/WiFi amplifier so we could pick up an Internet signal from about a mile away. It is what we are using to keep up with our blogs. During the two weeks at the marina we finished a number of projects left over from New Smyrna Beach, including a second refrigerator. Out solar panels can ...
Getting to Green Turtle Cay
We finally pulled ourselves away from the pier at Old Orchid Marina. Every place starts to feel like home after just a few days. It was great to be back out on the ocean for a while today. To get to our destination we had to go back out to the Atlantic and back through the Whale Cay Channel. The ocean isn't too bad today so we made this passage without any problems. We ...