Monthly Archives: April 2014

Family Islands Regatta, Georgetown

We were lucky to have the Family Islands Regatta start in Georgetown before we left for Conception.  They race in three classes of Bahamian dinghies.  We were even more fortunate that they set the upwind mark just to weather of … Continue reading

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Different water colors

We are in Black Point Settlement tonight after making the 55 mile trip in good time and comfort. We even had a 50″ Mahi join us. We are still struck by the difference in water color from New Bight at … Continue reading

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Cat Island

We spent the full day Monday on Cat Island. First, we hiked up the hill to the Hermitage, a wonderful, 3/4 scale monastery built by Father Jerome in the first half of the 1900s.  It sits atop Mt. Alvernia, the … Continue reading

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Conception Island in Photos part II

On day 3, we hiked across the north side of the island to an huge, isolated crescent beach on the north east side. The sand and the water were gorgeous.  The dune line was less pretty as it was full … Continue reading

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conception island in photos

We spent three days exploring Conception Island.  Driving is a rotating job around here.   Young and old have to take their turn at the helm. The anchorage was wonderfully flat with water as clear as tap water.  We wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Don’t even think of picking these bananas!

Another sign for the memories.   This one was in front of a few banana trees.  

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Export, even internationally

Good to know that from Georgetown they export even internationally.

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Cat Island

On Sunday, we moved over to New Bight on Cat Island and settled into the quiet anchorage. Cat Island is almost 50 miles long running generally north-south, but only 1-4 miles wide. There is a convenient hook to the West … Continue reading

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Sharks, Sharks, Sharks, and Conch

We spent the day kayaking inside Conception Island. We towed the kayaks down the coast with the dinghy. First, we tried to get in through the seemingly wide creek entrance. That didn’t work. The ebb was flowing out hard over … Continue reading

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Conception Island

We are anchored in the bay on the NW corner of Conception Island. Conception Island is part of the Bahamas national park system and is completely uninhabited by people. The bay here has a wonderfully beautiful arc of a beach … Continue reading

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