Saturday, April 20, 2013


Warderick Wells

It might seem strange to check back in after all this time to tell you we are back in Warderick Wells. We are tucked into the north mooring field for yet another blow, although weather guru Chris Parker predicts this will be one of the last. The glorious trade winds will be settling in allowing us to waft back up the northern Exumas and across to Andros.

Since I last wrote, we sailed to an idyllic anchorage, all alone, behind Little Hall's Pond.

Photo by Chip

We sailed to Sampson to see the sharks.

No, not an aquarium. The marina at Sampson Cay.
To Staniel to snorkel in Thunderball.

To Black Point where our pet remoras hung out below.

Photo by Chip
Black Point was not intended to be our southernmost point, but the winds have shifted south for the season, and we have no interest in beating into them. So north it is with lovely upwind breezes and following seas.

To Compass, to Cambridge and back to Warderick, brought by the wind. That fuel gauge is still in the green.

There can be no complaint about sailing in the northern Exumas, its peek-a-boo water and white sand beaches. Eventually we'll sail across to Andros to finish the season -- and tell about when there's internet.

Spa day in Warderick. Photo by Chip

Friday, April 5, 2013


Warderick Wells, Exumas, Bahamas
N 24º 23.843 | W 76º 37.97

Cara Mia has blown into Warderick Wells in the Exumas Land & Sea Park. Pardon the rudimentary map, but we are at the tip of the red arrow. I used up half my internet loading the google map page!

If you search this blog for "Warderick" you can see photos of our previous visits here, one of our favorite stops in the Exumas.

Since leaving Nassau on the 26th, we spent a few days in Rose Island, crossed to Highborne and stopped at Normans and Shroud Cays, all rather remote outposts with no internet.

Our stay in the Bahamas so far has been a game of running from weather. After a good blow tonight, they promise a week of settled weather, which will be a welcome relief from blows and bumpy anchorages.

From the time we left Palm Beach, we have only consumed 24 gallons of diesel, enjoying a season of beautiful sailing. Glorious, brought to you by the wind.

I promise detailed posts with photos once we have a better internet source.

Hope all is well.

Fair winds.