Thursday, June 15, 2017


We have made it to the Abacos.  Stan and family flew home from Staniel Cay in the Exumas, and we took advantage of a weather window and beat it to the Abacos.  It is about a 60 mile trek in the Atlantic, but no issues.  We came in at Little Harbor, which is home to the famous Pete’s Pub, beach bar and art gallery.  Last time we were here Alexis bought a bronze turtle statue, but things have changed.  There is a road from Marsh Harbor here now, and Pete has hit it big.  Things were 25k and up, so we settled for a burger and Gombay Smash.  The entrance to Little Harbor has a sand bar that makes it impassible at low tide.  We watched a 65’ Viking ground trying to come in, which caused some evening excitement!  We are now at Treasure Cay Marina which has a real grocery, so we are provisioning and waiting for Stanwood and Janet to arrive.  It has been lonely without the grandkids!  The Abacos are downright urbane compared to the Exumas.  Boats everywhere, cars and it is pizza and karaoke night at the bar tonight.  We will see……

Cameron's last night and a full moon rising.  

Little Harbor.

Little Harbor is a turtle hangout. 

We are smuggling this sea fan for Megan....


The Sea of Abaco.

There are rental boats everywhere in the Abacos.  Some know what they are doing, others not so much.

Note the headset-we use them for docking, which greatly reduces the screaming.  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Underwater pics part 2

Thunderball Grotto.

Queen Angelfish are abundant her.  They are striking, and the water is crystal clear in the Exumas.

Spotfin Butterfly fish.  

Grand-kids part 2

Stan, Megan and Cameron have been with us this week.  Due to unusual south winds, we made our way to Highborne Cay Marina, which was a good choice.  Tomorrow (Friday) we head down to Staniel, and they fly home on Saturday.  Hopefully the horrible weather in Florida has moved on by then.  Here are some pics.

At a mooring-Cambridge Cay.

The goons jumped!

Warderick Wells in the park has great hiking trails.  Boo Boo hill is the haunted one.  

Atop Boo Boo Hill.  Serenity is in the background.

The hike down to Boo Boo Beach.

She loves to feed the sharks!

Fishing on Highborne's 30' Grady White.

Iguana beach.  

Highborne's fish cleaning table keeps these guys full..

Nana found the mother-load of sand dollars beaches!

One of Highborne's beaches

Exuma restaurant at Highborne.  

Highborne Marina

Exuma Restaurant.  We had two great meals here, but no pics as they irritate Melvin.  

We have snorkeled lots at Highborne, and I will try to post some pics later.

The days we have spent at anchor in the park, and then at Highborne have been great.  The bad weather in Florida has not reached us, just changed the prevailing wind direction.  Anyone considering coming to the Exumas, either by boat or to rent a house, should check out Highborne's web site.  It is first rate!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Grand-kids are the best!

Claiborne and family have come and gone.  It was a whirlwind, and everyone had a great time.  Stan and family are here now, and their paths crossed for one night, and we had a wonderful family dinner at Staniel Cay Yacht Club last night.  Here are some pics from last week.  

Staniel Cay Yacht Club (rental cottages to the left).  

Watermakers Air delivers them to Staniel. 

Our rental.  Remember to drive on the left!

Fun on the boat!

Grabbing a mooring at Cambridge Cay.  

Cambridge Cay in the Exuma Land and Sea Park.

Compass Cay Marina.

Addie and Jude with the Compass Cay  sharks!!!

Luke and Claib join in.  

Cameron arrives back at Staniel!

The famous swimming pigs of Staniel Cay.