On to the Exumas 

We worked our way along the west coast of Eleuthera, stopping at the settlements of Governors Harbour and Rock Sound. Governors Harbour was a pretty little place with a slightly tourist oriented economy. Rock Sound, on the other hand, was poor and run down with its best days behind it. From Rock Sound it was onto Cape Eleuthera to take care of some business using the marina’s wifi and do some laundry. Don’t get me wrong though, we did have time to relax by the pool and explore the area on foot. All in all a good stop. 

Noodin at Cape Eleuthera


From Cape Eleuthera we made a 30 mile crossing of Exuma Sound to arrive at the Exuma Land and Sea Park headquarters at Warderick Wells. An absolutely beautiful place and an excellent place to wait out the next cold front. 

The Mooring Field at Warderick Wells


We were blessed with spotted eagle rays swimming around the boat each morning and jumping out of the water. We were even able to snorkel with them one morning. Very cool!

Phebe Looking for the Rays


One of the Rays


There’s a place at Warderick Wells called Boo Boo Hill. You’ll have to look up how the name came about but it’s a place where cruisers leave driftwood plaques with their boat name. After a first recon trip we made our plaque and hiked back up to install it. We got it mounted good and high so it should be visible for a long time. 

Signs on Boo Boo Hill


Mounting Noodin’s Plaque


Noodin on Top of the Pile


From Warderick Wells we’ve started south towards George Town where we’ll enjoy getting some company for few weeks. There’s more to see on the way so we’ll take our time if the weather allows. 

14 thoughts on “On to the Exumas 

  1. Nice tan Mr Ron, I didn’t know Phebe could float like a cork 🙂 I’ve been sking Lost Trail the last few week (5x) makes me think of you 2 cross country sking just across the valley with Laura M. Glad it is going well ! Wardie1

    • Glad to hear you’re enjoying your snow. I have to say that thinking of skiing Chief Joseph actually sounds kind of good. All is well here. Hopefully we’ll snorkel Thunderball Grotto tomorrow before heading south.

  2. That’s really cool about leaving a plaque ! Phebe’s really brave snorkeling, bet that was really thrilling. Looks gorgeous! Again you’re an amazing couple! Dad’s recovering, a little slower this time, that could be age, but he is really doing remarkable! Love ya

  3. That’s really cool about leaving a plaque ! Phebe’s really brave snorkeling, bet that was really thrilling. Looks gorgeous! Again you’re an amazing couple! Dad’s recovering, a little slower this time, that could be age, but he is really doing remarkable! Love ya

  4. Lovin’ the travel blog and all the pictures. I just found your older posts and am enjoying reading about all your upgrades. Lots of work and the photos are terrific.

    Your ship’s name board is high and proud and looks great. Safe and Happy journey as you continue. Noodin looks like she is providing a good cruise platform.

    Oh, yeah, We heard you on the Waterway Net this AM. Thanks for the “shout out”!
    Leslie and Clayton
    Crew of s/v Tango

  5. Was nice to catch up here. Sounds and looks amazing 😉. In reading some comments… have t laugh and share with you, ran into Thor and his wife skiing 🎿
    What a surprise. We couldn’t help but think of those days. Missed you guys. Loved our time kids. Once again-/- I’d say we are all very blessed. You guys be safe. Very 😎

  6. Jealous of your progress! Due to our late start, we are stuck in Florida waiting for a decent window to make the jump. We will keep working our way south. Looks like you guys are having a blast. Look forward to catching up to you somewhere, sometime!
    Duane and June
    sv SeaClearly

    • We felt like we were moving at a snails pace as we were delayed here and there by weather. We spent 3 weeks in North Palm waiting first for a replacement chart plotter and then for weather. Now we feel that we’ve been moving too fast. We’ve decided to return to the states for the summer but don’t know where yet. After meeting family in George Town we will most likely slow down and explore more of the Bahamas on our way north. Hope to see you soon.

    • Just about to go through Conch Cay Cut to the place where this crazy idea was born. It’s a special day. Thanks for following.

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