Bahamas – Abacos

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Green Turtle Cay

DATES OF STAY: 11/7/2012-11/26/2012.
OF INTEREST: New Plymouth is an interesting old town, founded in the late 1700s when Loyalists fled America to create a settlement still loyal to King George.  A sculpture garden depicts these Loyalists and some slaves in the form of bronze busts.  Other than tourism, the economy is tied to fishing like so many other Bahamian settlements.
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Living Aboard: That Damn Engine

Living Aboard: That Damn Engine

December 2nd, 2012

In previous posts I shared some problems with my fuel system and my temporary fix.  Somewhere around when that problem occurred, I noticed a loss of power and a lot of black smoke at higher RPMs...I tried diagnosing the many potential problems but couldn't find it, so I kept the RPMs low until I cou...Read More->

Living Aboard: Whatever The Weather Says

Living Aboard: Whatever The Weather Says

November 20th, 2012

Nope, still haven't moved more than ten miles from where I was almost two weeks ago.  This is not a problem.  I knew that my cruising schedule would be dictated by the tides and the weather, and mentally prepared myself for the fact that I might be in one place for quite a while.  Twelve days is a l...Read More->

Living Aboard: The Hard Part

Living Aboard: The Hard Part

November 8th, 2012

Seventeen days, 70 total hours of sleep, 810 miles, and one hurricane...this trip was supposed to take only one week but I'm finally enjoying some Bahamian air. On my circumnavigation of South America, the journey to the Bahamas was the longest and perhaps most difficult based on the length. ...Read More->

Marsh Harbour

DATES OF STAY: 11/28/2012-12/26/2012.
OF INTEREST: Marsh Harbour is on Great Abaco Island and is the third largest settlement in the Bahamas.  This is the place to be in the Abacos for provisioning, marine services, restaurant & bar choices, and mingling with both locals and cruisers.
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Living Aboard: Laundry Day

Living Aboard: Laundry Day

December 20th, 2012

Do I ever get bored?  I'm just sitting on my boat in the industrial-looking port of Marsh Harbour, counting pennies and hoping the sportfishing boats are watching where they're going as they skim within yards of me going excessively fast.  I'm not sure who would win between their prop and my 3/8" an...Read More->

The Bahamas: Abaco Christmas Festival

The Bahamas: Abaco Christmas Festival

December 9th, 2012

Marsh Harbour held its ninth annual Christmas Festival on December 8th.  Very popular with the locals, yet I couldn't help but wonder where the tourists and fellow cruisers were - I could probably count on one hand the number of people who weren't residents of the Abacos.  I also don't think I've ev...Read More->

 

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