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Sail the Bahamas

Return crossing and safely anchored at Rodriguez Key – Day 14

We had a beautiful return Gulf Stream crossing and are safely anchored at Rodriguez Key, just off Key Largo. We’re going to decompress, eat hearty, get some good rest, clean up, and organize while at anchor. Tomorrow morning, we’ll refuel the boat and return to port. After that, we’ll make our way to customs in … Continue reading »

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Sail from the Berry Islands back to Bimini – Day 13

We had a fantastic time at the Berry Islands and just returned to Weech’s Dock in Bimini. We explored Great Harbor Cay and met our friends, the Govatos/Willis/Nell family, at Hoffman’s Cay. We swam and jumped into the Blue Hole at Hoffman’s Cay. We made red beans and rice for everyone. We had a bonfire … Continue reading »

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Hoffman’s Cay – Day 12

So, we’re anchored at Great Harbor Cay in the Berry Islands planning to meet our friends at Hoffman’s Cay. We contacted them via VHF radio first thing in the morning. They were excited to know we were on the way and we were excited that we would see them again in what would turn out … Continue reading »

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Sail to the Berry Islands – Day 11

Today we left right at 6:00 am from Weech’s bound for the Berry Islands. It was dead calm when we left building to a comfortable 12 knots of breeze for most of the 100 mile journey. Along the way, we dropped a couple of lines in the water and got some good hits. One was … Continue reading »

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Diving the Sapona and more Junkanoo – Day 10

We had a free day today to do whatever we wanted to do! We sailed to the Sapona and dive around and in it. We also climbed up on the ship and jumped off. It was simply amazing. While the kids were enjoying the Sapona, Dan was trying to talk to people at SSC. Back … Continue reading »

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Parade and Junkanoo – Day 9

Today was the last day of band camp, culminating in a Mardi Gras style parade through the streets of Bimini! We brought a huge wagon-load of beads and other things for the younger children to throw to the crowd. The parade was a huge success – the band played 5 different songs and the drummers kept … Continue reading »

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Books for Bimini! – Day 8

We delivered all the children’s books to the Ministry of Tourism to be presented to the school system in August! Thank you to everyone that donated! They really appreciated it! On our way back to the boat we stopped at the Public Library and noticed it in complete disarray! All the crew stepped right up to … Continue reading »

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Our Three Sisters Adventures! – Day 7

Another great day at band camp. The kids just keep getting better and better! We just arrived into dock from a great snorkeling place called Three Sisters near the north end of the island! We sailed all the way there with no help from our motors! Everyone needed that smooth sail after having such a … Continue reading »

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Adventures at band camp – Day 6

Today our good friends, the Govatos/Willis/Nell families, joined us and helped us run the band camp. We’ve now had 2 days of band camp with approximately 50 Bahamian kids playing trumpets, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, and recorders. They are simply amazing. At the end of day 2, we had two songs ready to go for the … Continue reading »

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Band Camp in Bimini – Day 5

This morning we cleared customs and headed to band camp by pickup truck. We were very glad to be on land and very glad to see our young musicians at band camp. We started the morning with some tuna and grits for breakfast. Then we distributed instruments to all the kids and began teaching them. … Continue reading »

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