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Next Adventurers

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Next Adventures and Adventurers Our sailing part our sabbatical is complete. I'll still finish our last few blog posts of amazing adventures with beautiful sailing, spinner sharks, dolphins, whales, and more at some point... but for now, catching you up to real time.  Need a beautiful adventure boat? SV Banksy is for sale in Charleston, SC. Next adventurers may apply here:  https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/2020-lagoon-42-8293323/

Best Beaches

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Best Beaches Do you have periods of time in your life that you remember happily and languidly, where your memory is a gorgeous dream state, moments surrounded by shiny light, like sunshine reflecting off turquoise water? The days we spent in Lucaya were like that. Amazing walks on gorgeous white sand beaches, swims in crystal clear water, and a bit of snorkeling around reefs just offshore, accessible by dinghy...  The best beaches on Grand Bahama Island (according to me) are on the long, gorgeous strip of beach between the Bell Channel and the next channel west. This strip of long, low angle beach includes Lucaya Beach and Coral Beach. (Check out the video of Coral beach on FB or IG.) The next best beach is the small part of Taino beach that’s just east of the Bell Channel. It also has lovely white sand and beautifully clear water, along with interesting coral and tidal pools at one end.  Where we were staying in Lucaya wasn’t a great place to invite friends to join us…and so we didn’t

Lucaya Take Two

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Lucaya Take Two We made it back to The Bahamas! We had a lovely if long day trip (5:10am-1:30am) back to Lucaya yesterday/today from Fort Lauderdale. Ryan has gotten us through customs (only the captain is allowed off the boat) and we are currently waiting for passport control here: Our earlier Lucaya post has more pictures to give you a taste. Especially note the stunning beaches, great for both long walks and swimming. That Blue I know you've heard me talk about this repeatedly: The blue of the water in the Bahamas is just lovely. This next set of pictures shows you a bit more what I mean. It gives you the view I see every time I go up the stairs from our hull. (Owner's hull config has a super nice full-hull bed/office/laundry/bath.) This is an escape hatch (window) in the event the cat flips and we need to get out: The window under the stairs.   Seen here are colors from 1) Fort Lauderdale (not knocking Fort Lauderdale or where we were staying-- you should see the Chesapeak

Bimini to Boatyard

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Bimini Way back in time, almost exactly three weeks ago, we were in this lovely spot in The Bahamas: On North Bimini (the island in the pic above), the marina we were in had crystal clear water and interesting visitors. In addition to the sharks you learned about in the last post , there were some large spotted eagle rays. These huge rays--with 5-6'/1.5-1.8m wingspan--would sometimes jump completely out of the water! We had not seen that before and were absolutely astonished at the feat. I wish we had video of them jumping. At least in this still shot, if you zoom in, you can see how beautiful this (smaller) spotted eagle ray is: A couple of days before we left Bimini, we went searching for Bonefish. Bonefish are gorgeous, elusive fish, disappearing in the water as they swim. They often hang on the flats around Bimini—areas we had not yet really explored. Ebbie, a local guide, took us out in his boat. He’s been fishing in Bimini for 50 years. We ended up going all the way around an