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Sail the Bahamas

Day 16 – Marianna to Home!!

Our last day – wow! It seems like we just left home and now the trip is almost over. We stopped at the Florida Caverns visitor’s center on the way out, and most of the group toured the caves. Then it was homeward bound. We actually didn’t stop at all the rest of the way … Continue reading »

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Day 15 – Lake Panasoffkee to Marianna

Today we drove from Lake Panasoffkee to the Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna, Florida. The campsite was beautiful and the neighbors friendly. We had a delicious meal of chicken and rice.

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Day 14 – Motored into Port Largo

Sadly, our sailing trip must come to an end. We pulled into Sharkee’s to fill up with fuel, then proceeded on to Marina Del Mar to moor the boat. Next was the unload process and cleaning up the boat before we began our road trip back to Mississippi. We departed Key Largo by RV and … Continue reading »

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Day 13 – Gulf Stream Crossing back to Florida

Today we made our way back across the Gulf Stream to Florida. The wind was on the nose most of the way, and with the Gulf Stream current also working against us, it was a bit slow. We made it back in about 14 hours. We anchored for the night at Rodriguez Key, just off … Continue reading »

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Day 12 – Trip Update – Berry Islands Back to Bimini

We had the best time imaginable in the Berry Islands! Our sail to the Berries across the Great Bahama Banks was quite nice. We pulled into Chub Cay Marina for fuel and water. The marina facility was excellent and the people there were very nice. We pulled around to another dock to moor temporarily while … Continue reading »

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Day 11 – Bird Cay back to Bimini

We traveled all day covering about 85 miles back to Bimini. The seas were a bit rough for 2/3 of the way back. By the time we neared Bimini, things had settled down. We stopped along the way for another visit to the 3 Sisters reef. Afterwards, we pulled into Bimini Bay and made our … Continue reading »

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Day 10 – Hoffman’s Cay to Bird Cay

Last night we remained anchored at Hoffman’s Cay. We enjoyed Hoffman’s for about half the day, then weighed anchor to position ourselves at our take-off point for the return trip to Bimini. We chose to anchor near Bird Cay. The water was crystal clear, smooth as glass, and the fishing was incredible. Josh caught a … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – Hoffman’s Cay

Wow! What a beautiful place! Hoffman’s Cay is amazing. We anchored in a calm spot nestled in between several Cays offering protection from the wind and sea. We swam in the Blue Hole on Hoffman’s all morning, then fished and paddle boarded in the afternoon. That night, we built a little campfire on the beach.

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Day 8 – Voyage to the Berry Islands

It was pretty much an all-day trip covering about 100 miles to the Berry Islands. The route we took was across the Great Bahama Bank. We stopped at Chub Cay at the south end of the Berry chain for fuel and water. We then proceeded to Hoffman’s Cay for the night. It was a long … Continue reading »

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Day 7 – Honeymoon Harbor, Swimming with Dolphins, and Preparing for Voyage to Berry Islands

Today we spent the morning at Honeymoon Harbor hand-feeding the stingrays, paddle boarding, and otherwise enjoying a beautiful anchorage. Danielle got really good and cleaning conch. In the afternoon, we set sail northward in search of dolphins. We swam with dolphins for quite a long time in the area of Moselle Bank, and then went … Continue reading »

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