Friday, January 16, 2009

Irwins in Shroud Cay bay

Garry with two Irwins in the bay"Biscayne Bay" and our cruising buddy Fred's
35 Citation "Casa Mare".
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Allens Cay

Lisa and her new found best buddy............Iguanas.A native to only the Bahamas and in particulary this small island in the Exuma chain .Prehistoric little things that come and eat lettuce and the like from your hand.
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Atlantis resort Paradise Island Bahamas

A highlight of our trip for the kids..............besides Disney World of course was Atlantis ,an amazing sea aquarium resort and world class marina.Underwater rides through glass tubes filled with sharks and various fish really caught Jacob and Anastasia's attention.
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Back in the Big Smoke!

We have just spent five days in the Bahamas capital, Nassau on New Providence Island. The kids had a great time and spent three days at Atlantis on Paradise Island. What an amazing place! Disneyland on the water, but there is something quite beautiful about the place because they combine the ecology of the area by having the most amazing aquariums you have ever seen with rides and entertainment. We were blown away by the shark tube which combines a water slide going through tunnels in the shark tank. Scary! Just being dockside was luxury with electricity, showers and unlimited water! Aah, something we only dream about since cruising.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Under Sail Berry Islands, Jan 2009

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New Year Sail through the Berry Islands

We spent New Year in Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, the islanders even had fireworks! We had a great run from Bimini and spent the night anchored on the Great Bahama Bank. Amazing in the middle of nowhere, 50 nautical miles offshore and you can drop the anchor in 8 foot of water and in another 1 nM you are in 5000 feet. Incredible! The colours of the water are amazing, and we jump off the boat for a morning swim in the crystal clear water before we head off again. We have been sailing in company since we left the USA, which is always comforting. Fellow cruisers are always so ready to help. We spent Jacob's birthday under sail, and our fellow cruisers helped celebrate on board that evening. We are currently anchored near a lovely island called Frazer's Hog Cay and head off in the morning to Nassau on New Providence. We hope to spend Anastasia's birthday and a belated Jacob's birthday visiting Atlantis on Paradise Island. We plan to lash out on the Atlantis Marina and spend a night using their facilities e.g. pools, free entry to the aquarium and the luxury of a long hot shower!! We get excited when we get internet now days!!! We are all well and are enjoying the cruisers life! We are intending to keep sailing South and hope to sail to Georgetown in the Exumas in the coming weeks.