Boat School

We get asked by both friends or family at home and also people we meet here what we are doing about schooling on this trip.  When I cruised in the ‘90s, I completed grades 9 and 11 on the boat and followed a very prescribed curriculum through our Ministry of Education.  Our kids are much younger (our oldest is in grade 2) and therefore …

Lee Stocking Island and Blackpoint

Our first stop after leaving Georgetown was Lee Stocking Island, about 30 miles north.  It was an uneventful mostly motor sail, until we landed a mahi mahi on our handline.  This was our first time fishing with the handline and we were really excited to have caught something.  As Paul started pulling it in, we could see that it was a green fish and …

Slowing Down

One of our goals for this trip was to slow down and spend lots of quality family time together.  There is no doubt that we have achieved both of those goals.  We rarely know what we will be doing the next day and our plans revolve around flexibility.  For Paul and I, both being Type A personalities, this can be a challenge as …

Ode to Georgetown

You have heard me mention Georgetown a lot in this blog.  We spent the first 5 weeks of this trip here and this place has a long and dear history for me.  We are getting ready to leave Georgetown and island hop our way north through the Exumas and I really don’t know when we will visit again.  Georgetown was a constant for me through …

Our first Passage

We had been in Georgetown for over a month and were ready to head out and explore.  Georgetown was really comfortable – it is a place I know well, has everything you really need and lots of activities to keep the kids and adults busy.  But we had come on this trip to explore and we wanted to get out …

A couple of videos

We finally found some wifi to upload a few videos.  We got a GoPro for Christmas, which has been fun to mess around with. The first video was from when we first arrived in the Bahamas with vocals by Ella. The next video was a real highlight of the trip so far.  As we were approaching our first anchorage on …