Haulover Canal Bridge (Cape Canaveral)
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ICW Anchorages for the Trip from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville

On our way South we primarily sailed outside, but on the way back North we opted to take the Intracoastal Waterway. There are plenty of places to stop along the way, so there are not ALL the ICW anchorages that are presented here. This is the list of the ICW anchorages we personally used in… Continue reading ICW Anchorages for the Trip from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville

Highbourne Cay
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Exumas. PART ONE: From a Submerged Plane Wreck to the Swimming Pigs – What to See and What to Do / Sailing Bahamas, Days 29-60

The Exumas was the final destination for our trip and we spent about a month cruising this amazing island chain. The good thing about sailing the Exumas is that pretty much all the way down you can stay on the side of the banks, where you will always see the bottom and will never get… Continue reading Exumas. PART ONE: From a Submerged Plane Wreck to the Swimming Pigs – What to See and What to Do / Sailing Bahamas, Days 29-60

Nassau
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9 Reasons to Stop at Nassau Harbour Club on Your Way to the Exumas and Back / Sailing Bahamas, Days 20-28

Many Exuma-bound cruisers skip Nassau altogether, but if you need to re-provision or do some boat work, it’s an inevitable stop – you will not find any supermarkets or boat stores in the Exumas!  Besides, we always love to visit a new place. We saw the buildings of Atlantis, one of the largest resorts in… Continue reading 9 Reasons to Stop at Nassau Harbour Club on Your Way to the Exumas and Back / Sailing Bahamas, Days 20-28

Devil's Cay Anchorage
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Berry Islands. Secluded Paradise, Blue Hole and a Bar In The Middle Of Nowhere / Sailing Bahamas, Days 11-19

After a little bit over a week in Bimini, we departed for the Berry Islands. There are two ways to go around Bimini in order to cross to the Berries:  through the North and through the South.  The Southern path has a couple of shallow spots and we were cautious about running aground, so we… Continue reading Berry Islands. Secluded Paradise, Blue Hole and a Bar In The Middle Of Nowhere / Sailing Bahamas, Days 11-19

Swimming With Stingrays in Bimini
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Bimini. From Dolphin House To Atlantis Road – 8 Cool Things To Do / Sailing Bahamas, Days 2-10

After successfully crossing the Gulf Stream, we were finally in Bimini! Bimini is a chain of islands located about 50 miles east from Miami. It is the closest point in the Bahamas to the continental United States. The population is a bit more than 2000. Bimini consists of three islands – South Bimini, North Bimini… Continue reading Bimini. From Dolphin House To Atlantis Road – 8 Cool Things To Do / Sailing Bahamas, Days 2-10

Gulf Stream Crossing
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Preparation, Provisioning, Gulf Stream Crossing and Arrival Procedures / Sailing Bahamas, Day 1

How to prepare for a cruising trip to the Bahamas - Provisioning - What should you take with you - The best weather and strategies for the Gulf Stream crossing - Our experience of the Gulf Stream crossing - Arrival to Bimini - How to check in to the Bahamas. One thing that living on… Continue reading Preparation, Provisioning, Gulf Stream Crossing and Arrival Procedures / Sailing Bahamas, Day 1

11 reasons to bring your boat to No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne
Sailing, Sailing Destinations, Trips and Destinations, USA

11 Reasons To Bring Your Boat To No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne/Cape Florida

No Name Harbor is known in the sailing world as a stop not to be missed before going to and from the Keys, as well as a place to wait for a weather window before crossing to the Bahamas. With only a bit more than 40 miles to Bimini, there is no need for an… Continue reading 11 Reasons To Bring Your Boat To No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne/Cape Florida

12 Marathon Restaurants accessible by dinghy and by foot
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12 Restaurants in Marathon, Florida Keys, Accessible By Dinghy Or By Foot From City Marina/Boot Key Harbor

Welcome to Marathon, the “heart of Florida Keys”, as they call it. You tied up your mooring lines at City Marina, lowered your dinghy motor, got all set up and now you finally sit down and realize you are hungry… and too tired to cook! But if you’ve never been here, how do you know… Continue reading 12 Restaurants in Marathon, Florida Keys, Accessible By Dinghy Or By Foot From City Marina/Boot Key Harbor

Finding boater's paradise at Rio Dulce Guatemala
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Finding Sailors’ Paradise at Rio Dulce, Guatemala

When our engine broke at Dry Tortugas, and we changed our plans about sailing Elysia to Rio Dulce, Guatemala, we still had a thought in mind to visit it at least by land! And so we did, during our road trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Having arrived to the Sweet River, it felt almost weird… Continue reading Finding Sailors’ Paradise at Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Boot Key Harbor After Irma
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Remembering Hurricane Irma: How It Was for Us, Boat Owners in the Florida Keys

"The view that opened up before our eyes, made us hold our breath in bewilderment. It was like being in a war zone. Smell of decay, of destruction. Everything around was gray – mangroves lost all the leaves. No civilians in sight – only military trucks, soldiers, firefighters and police...." A story about being in… Continue reading Remembering Hurricane Irma: How It Was for Us, Boat Owners in the Florida Keys