AboutThis is us taking time out to sail to somewhere we’ve never been with our three rapidly maturing children on the yacht ‘Mahia’ – a Jeanneau 43 DS. We decided to risk our jobs, the childrens education, our retirement savings and our sanity, and left the Sunshine Coast of Australia to sail across from the USA to Europe via the Caribbean.
Monthly Archives: April 2017
Famous for diving, diving and diving, this very low lying group of islands is surrounded by coral reefs and beautiful blue coloured water. Our marina is very basic, attached to a boat yard, however the laundry very close, clean hot … Continue reading
We departed George Town on route to the Turks and Caicos islands, coincidentally just in front of Sandy Feet who were heading to Cuba the same day, and exactly 2 weeks after we had arrived. Embarrassingly, Sandy Feet got to … Continue reading
We were very sad to farewell Andy, it’s been so nice to have an extra adult around and have an excuse to indulge in the odd Pina Colada at lunch time! The day she left we had a very nice … Continue reading
George Town is often known as Chicken Town, as it is the last major town in the Bahama’s that has food, fuel and boat parts! Many a cruiser makes it to George Town and then stays for the winter, not … Continue reading
The two things that have the potential to spoil this year of ‘sailing bliss’ are my accumulating list of injuries and the kids behaviour. During the few days of skiing with the kids I hit a tree hard following Max … Continue reading
A strong northerly front was predicted to hit us by Wednesday and if we didn’t make George Town by Monday we would then have to hole up behind an island for a week or so until things settled. The pressure … Continue reading
Famous for the location of the James Bond Movie – Thunderball, Staniel Cay was only a short 2-hour morning sail from Compass Cay, our previous night’s anchorage.
After sadly leaving Warderick Wells we had a slow motor-sail directly into a south easterly, thankfully not too unpleasant, and not too great a distance, so that we arrived to anchor up outside a private resort on Bell Island with … Continue reading