Bahamas/Caribbean 2017-2018


October 2017 - February 2018



Pre-Departure celebration in Newburyport with Cath and Zoe

Early morning departure from Newburyport to Provincetown


Leaving Provincetown to catch the tide for the Cape Cod Canal

Riding the tide through the Canal


Reaching down the Jersey shore to Cape May

Delaware Bay up to the C&D Canal


Finally shedding our fleece and boots

The bridges of the C&D Canal


Our first night in the Chesapeake

Baltimore Inner Harbor


Annapolis Scenes

Annapolis Scenes

Annapolis Scenes

Annapolis Scenes

Shango in Spa Creek

Great reunion with our fellow circumnavigator Bill Babington


Almost Halloween

Shango in Norfolk on the evening before our departure South


Heading for the Gulf Stream with a full moon

Squalls nearly every day and night


Mostly close reach sailing in 13-18 knots

After 6 days, landfall in San Salvador, Bahamas. Riding Rock Marina for Check-In


We decided to wait on topping up on diesel

Beverly at Paradis gave us a great lunch and an Island overview 


The airport serving Club Med

Twice weekly supply boat


Christopher Columbus' Americas landfall in October 1492

The island was full of old and abandoned settlements. A very harsh environment.



The Dixon Lighthouse still operating

Amy enjoying the view from the top



Original lightkeepers home



Conception Island



George Town, Great Exuma




Empty dinghy dock Nov 14,  usually 3 deep,  at  Exuma Markets


Stocking Island Beach



Back Home in Newburyport MA for Xmas and New Year's





Bursaws and Ivaskas play for their meals

The Jordan Crew

Back in George Town, Great Exuma




Chace and Roger with the friendly waiter at Peace and Plenty

Final projects before heading South




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