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Trenton, Ontario, Canada
In June 2012 we started the Great Loop in our Bayliner Explorer. This blog is for family and friends who would like to follow our comings and goings and , for now, our getting ready for the trip. If you read this blog we would love to hear your comment& suggestions.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Bahama Pictures and videos : Old Bahama Bay, Mangrove Cay, Great Sale Cay and Green Turtle Cay

SV Last Waltz , Bob and Monique also from Trenton. we spent Christmas Eve with them and had a lovely dinner. On Christmas day we joined all the other boaters here for a pot luck dinner at the dive shop.

Happy much??

Bob from the SV Last Waltz in the chilly aftermath of the hard blow
 we had on the 21st of December 

The first morning in the Bahamas, we enjoyed coffee
on the beach as the sun came up. It was cool enough that
I wore my jammies

As we crossed from Florida and hit the Gulf Stream our depth sounder read 1665 feet deep (here),
after 2000 feet it just blinked 0 constantly so I turned it off.

Sunset Christmas Eve, Green Turtle Cay

Monique and I deciding which shells to leave and which to keep.
(this was a rather chilly day after the big wind we had but it only lasts a day then it warms up nicely again)

With a sailboat anchored behind her, Time and Tide looks like a sailboat

Conch and starfish.

Sunset Mangrove Cay

Old Bahama Bay sunrise

Great Sale Cay

Wilson???? Gary likes to pick things up on the beach, I have to be firm or else we will have all kinds of weird stuff with us on the boat
So it says on the charts....

Centre of the World Rock - We passed this on our way from Fox Town to Green Turtle Cay
NONE of the pictures we took in FoxTown came out, something has happened to 2 for the 3 cameras we have on board (salt  perhaps) so I have none to share about that part of our trip.
All I can say is that it is a very poor community, but everyone had a big smile on their faces as they greeted us. We had cracked conch at a local restaurant which was very basic but the food was delicious and the beer was ice cold.
Everyone wanted to know where we were from and when I showed locals pictures on Facebook of my grand child and a snowman the shivered in sympathy. They can't understand how we could livein such a cold climate!
Christmas lights strung from our crane


  1. :) Awesome pictures!. Barb xo

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
    Crazy Christmas night at the marina...bit tornado hit downtown mobile...was a rock and roll night on the boat for sure!