Category: Exumas

Family Visit & Assorted Bahamas Memories

SO, we’re back in Florida, and are trying to get caught up on photos/etc. now that we have Wifi again (the irony is that the Wifi at this marina sucks)


Here are a few photos from the last month or two in the Bahamas, including an awesome family visit!


Storm front approaching, anchored at Big Majors (with no engine)

Storm front approaching, anchored at Big Majors (with no engine)


“The night is dark and full of terrors”


Still adorable, even as the front approaches



Might as well have a good laugh




Rich neighbors with toys.


Anticipating the arrival of my broski


Lil’ lady


BROOOOTHERRRRR! Slash Jetsetter slash private plane


So pumped he’s here!


First beer behind Ida’s laundromat…Andrew seemed pretty stoked (and surprised by how nice the water was). SUCCESS!


Various modes of transportation to pick up guests at the airport


…annnnnd and empty waiting room.


Parents arrival! Victory #2!


Mom n’ pops going for their first beach walk in Black Point


Caitie n’ a Kalik


View from the cottage with our busted golf cart in the foreground


Look at that smile, m-I-right?


Wally’s lovin’ it.


Scorpio’s happy hour – watch out for those 2-for-1 rum punches!


The rum punches take effect :)


I think Dad’s beard got longer during the visit


Saying goodbyes at the Black Point airport (yes, that yellow building is the airport)


White point “Bonsai”

In May of last year, we went to Japan.  It was an amazing experience – I could write a hundred posts detailing how incredible the experience was (but I’ll spare you).

During one of our exploration days out of Tokyo, Caitie indulged me and hopped on the train out to Omiya, which is a town that hosts several Bonsai nurseries, and even a Bonsai Museum.  Even though it was blisteringly hot, we managed to check out some amazing 100+ year old trees…in pots :)

Now, I’ve had a weird fascination with bonsai for a long time.  Going to Omiya was like making a small pilgrimage in a way…Now here we are in the Bahamas, and as I was strolling around the bluffs at White Point, I saw tons of wind-swept/weathered trees that reminded me of our visit to Omiya last year.

Caitie will laugh, but here is my inspiration.

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White Point

We’ve been doing short hops up and down the Exuma bank now that the weather has started to cooperate.  It’s been blowing 10-20 from the east/southeast every day for the past two weeks, which has allowed us to stay in the lee of Great Guana Cay as we jump from anchorage to anchorage (no more than 5 miles a day).  It’s great!  We’re finally settling in :)

White Point beach

White Point beach

Caitie was smart to pick up this dinghy anchor in Ft. Lauderdale.  We use it every day!

Caitie was smart to pick up this dinghy anchor in Ft. Lauderdale. We use it every day!


Scruffy Captain

Scruffy Captain

Amazing rock formations along the beach

Amazing rock formations along the beach

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