On to the Exumas

With beautiful winds from the east, we left Rock Sound and traveled west to the northern end of the Exumas, the most southern Bahama Islands. We visited the Highbourne Cay docks with beautiful signage from faithful visitors,some friendly residents, and beautiful beaches. At this beautiful island, they get visitors from more than just boats. It was…

Rock Sound, Eleuthra

We arrived safely to Rock Sound and anchored as the sun dipped below the horizon. The next day we headed to shore and Jon quickly made friends with the “dock paws.” We walked past some local shops to the Ocean Hole, an underwater cave and pool connected to the ocean.   Jon enjoyed the jumping, the…

Hello Eleuthra!

Hello Eleuthra! After heading south from Spanish Wells, we went through the cut and traveled east to Gregory Town. We had some cute buddies to travel with us! Gregory cove was a beautiful cove we found to anchor in. We dinghied ashore to explore! The next morning, Jon was inspired and off we went on a…

Goodbye Spanish Wells

After posting about my “boat garden” last time, I want to give a shout out to AH who posted the video that inspired me on YouTube, AH Hydrogrow All is growing great! Jon wanted “his romaine” to grow into a head of romaine.  Look what has happened… Not what you get in the store, but…

Life is school…school is life!

I love taking every opportunity to teach my children about God’s amazing creation and His wonderful provision for us. Almost 2 months ago, while still docked at Palm Coast Marina and in preparation for another trip to the Bahamas, our desire for fresh greens created a science experiment for Jonathan and I.  How do you…

SWELL…Spanish Wells

We arrived at Spanish Wells on Christmas Day and what a home town island.  Everyone, visitors and residents, moms, dads, and kids,  is involved in celebrating. Costume contests, activities for fun and competition…running races, bike races, crab crawl (Jon is #2), egg on spoon races, potato sack and 3 legged races, Lots of fun for…

Christmas in the Bahamas

Windy weather kept us in Bimini for several days where I found Emily (child #6), phone service…haha a gas station…teeny tiny, for their teeny tiny cars, and beauty! Jon found a mentor in Coconut Brian who willingly passed on his expertise in machete wielding skills while Jon shared his nut removing tool with him.   Jon…

“…beyond all that we ask or think..”

So I will start this blog with what unexpectedly took place 2 days before our weather window for departure from N. Miami to the Bahamas.  Rick found a tiny water leak in a cooling hose for the generator.  My newest desire has been to be in the engine room with Rick to learn this unfamiliar…

South of the Coconut Line

“Johnny Coconuts” is one of our nick names for Jonathan because he is the one who loves finding, opening, and supplying our family with coconuts.  In order to do so, we must travel south to the coconut line.  (see blue area below) When we start to see coconuts in the water and coconut trees along…

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder…again!

Sixteen months ago we returned from the Bahamas and snuggled back into our slip at the Palm Coast Marina! (We are at the tip of the yellow arrow.)   What a great 2.5 years we have had here on the east coast of Florida.  Richard and Katherine both graduated from high school last December and…