Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Enjoying the Bahamas

Quick post [via Susan's sister] that we're still in the Exumas of the
Bahamas. And although showers and fresh food remain few and far
between, we're really enjoying our time here.

We got as far south as Farmer's Cay for the 5 F's Festival and are now
heading north to meet our friends, the Casselmans, in Nassau on
February 11th. At this moment we are under way and can see Bell
Island on the starboard side of the boat.

After our friends leave, we will be heading south again and working
our way toward the Dominican Republic and points farther south. We'll
be moving south as quickly as possible at that point because weather
windows can be few and far between to cross to the Turks and Caicos
and the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The issue is that until
you get to the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, you are essentially
heading into the prevailing tradewinds. So the "window" to do those
crossings occurs when the typical weather (fairly brisk wind coming
from the southeast) is disturbed somehow.

We will provide more detail and pictures when we get an internet
connection, which may be in Nassau.

1 comment:

  1. Wish we were enjoying that nice sun and "shower in a can". Thinking of you and wishing we could roast a pig soon, maybe in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic. Ah, if we were Canadians we could roast in Cuba.