Sunday, June 16, 2013

Back to good old USA

After Green Turtle we motor sailed up north to fox town where anchored overnight and then headed east to mangrove key where we spent the night prior to leaving at midnight to catch a weather window to cross the gulf stream to lake worth and the USA!

Sunset at Magrove Key, our last night in the Bahamas!

-A rock just outside fox town

After a very calm crossing of the gulf stream we were greeted by the Steve Jobs yacht Venus!

Above is the 17th street bridge at Lauderdale, after anchoring at lake worth we sailed down the coast to Ft Lauderdale where we spent the night on a ball at Los Olas!

One of the many incredible yachts we saw in Lauderdale

After Lauderdale we sailed south to Miami where we took a ball at dinner key, one of our fav places is Coconut grove, above Anita at a streetside cafe!

After a few days at Dinner Key. We moved on to no name Harbour a small little Harbour on key biscayne, we had never spent the night here and were really happy with this cute spot. We ate at the Resturant there see pic below

We then continued on south stopping at Rodrigue key for the night, next morning we sailed down to Marathon where we spent a couple of days before moving on down to key west.

It was late may and the flowers we going nuts in Key West

I finally went to the Hemmingway house and took this pic of one of the cats asleep on the counter while the guide speaks!

Anita and I in front of the Hemmingway house

After 4 great days in Key West we sailed north for Ft Meyers Beach, we took a ball I'm Mantanzas Harbour . While at Ft Myers Anita and I ate at our fav taco joint on the strip, yo taco!

Pretty sunset on our sail from key west to ft Myers!

After Ft Myers we continued north stopping at Cabbage key, we anchored across from the key at Ussepa Key. We went to the famous dollar bill bar again. See below

This turtle caught our eye at Cabbage key!

We left cabbage key and headed up to Charlotte Harbour and burnt store marina. We decided to hang here for a few weeks and do some maintaince on the boat. Above is a Osprey having lunch, this place is overrun with them!

More Abacos

Finally able to post more photos and story about our Bahamas trip and beyond

-We made it to Marsh and took anchored in the Harbour . This is a pic of the famous Jib Room at
Marsh Harbour Yacht Club and Marina. Many cruisers come over early and get a slip and spend the entire winter here.

Behind the job room there is a small patio where they have scrape and rake parties and limbo contests, above is the limbo guy, he eventually went under the pole just 8 inches high!

Here our friends from Stargazer are dancing an as others play the saws using screwdrivers!

After we stayed a few days at Marsh Harbour we sailed over to fisher bay and went to the famous beach bars there, this is Grabbers beach, across the island on the ocean side is Nippers!

Sign along the path to Nippers

Walking up to Nippers

Pic from the upstairs deck of Nippers looking at exuma sound

Bahama bob in front of the Grabbers sign

After our Grabber and Nippers visit we then sailed down to Hopetown, as we approached above is the famous lighthouse.

We picked up a ball in the Harbour and here is what we looked at every day, at night the light would sweep over us, way to cool!

Here is a view from the lighthouse at Hopetown, discovery is to the right of Anita

Above is just one of the cute houses in Hopetown

Another gorgeous shot from Hopetown

So many historic places in Hopetown

The main road in downtown Hopetown

Pic of the works at the top of the lighthouse in Hopetown , still hand wound and had light!

After Hopetown we sailed north to famous treasure beach, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world ! We anchored in the Harbour .

Treasure is pretty special!

After treasure we went thru the whale pass and went to green turtle, we took a ball in white Harbour and went to new providence at black sound.

More from Black sound above

from my iPhone