Moored at Sunset Bay

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, April 30. We will be leaving for Indiantown tomorrow morning, a short 4 hours away and having the boat hauled out on Thursday. Some thoughts on our travels: Last year's trip was a great introduction to the Bahamas. We had wonderful traveling companions and awesome weather, pleasant breezes and warm temps. This year was a great follow up, but not for the faint of heart. We went further south into the Exuma chain of islands and cays that are more rugged, remote and pristine. The Abacos on the other hand offer greater protection, more variety and many inexpensive marinas. We did real well anchoring out for 6 straight weeks in the Exumas. Our on-board water tanks hold 90 gallons (used mainly for dishes and showers). We also have 24 gallons in jerry cans and an additional 10 gallons in smaller containers for drinking water and the Britta filter. By conserving daily when we know we'll be at anchor for a while, we wash dishes in salt water and rinse using the fresh water from our tanks. It's amazing how much of our resources we waste. We went to a marina on February 18 when we arrived in Nassau in order to clear customs and again in Highborne Cay before we left the Exumas on our way to Eleuthera to gas up and fill water tanks. Once in the Abacos we anchored or moored out until we stayed at Orchid Bay Marina in Great Guana at a reduced rate and again at the Leeward Yacht Club on Green Turtle Cay where we re-provisioned for the trip back to Florida. It was a very windy winter/spring. We got a work out and so did Savage II. It was an ambitious agenda this year, but we did it and met many new friends along the way. Thank you Kathy & Stan from Vespera for guiding us and showing us so many of your favorite spots.
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