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.
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The Caicos Banks were uncomfortable with SE winds and chop, so we put the engine on and went as briskly as possible. Great Sandy Cay was a very peaceful place to stop. Because we planned to leave midday, we had … Continue reading
Sorry about no posts for a while. Dealing with repairs and kids takes up all my time. Just like home. We left Georgetown after being ‘pinned down’ by strong winds for a while. Admittedly it was a lovely place to hang … 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.
Yes, not only can pigs fly, they can also swim!
After completing the crossing of the Grand Bahama Bank we were looking forward to finishing the day off with our first real snorkelling adventure, a wreck located approximately 2 kms from our destination.
After Max had come to the realisation that snorkelling in a marina at Bimini wasn’t as good as that to be had elsewhere, the kids agreed to do another big sail. 85 NM from Bimini to the Berry islands, across … Continue reading
The first port of call for many boats heading out out from Florida to the Bahamas and beyond, Bimini is a small group of islands and a major tourist destination. We spent our time on the island sorting out the … Continue reading