Bahamas/Caribbean 2017-2018

 

passage notes can be found here.

 

 

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

   

   
   

 

 

 

An empty dinghy dock, usually 3 deep,  at  Exuma Markets in Georgetown

 
   
   

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

 

 

 
   

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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