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March 04, 2015


Deborah Crombie

Fun post, Marcia, darling!

Marcia Talley

A fun trip! We'd been to some of the Exumas before, but Black Point was new to us. We'll definitely go back!

Kait Carson

What a wonderful post. We traverse some of the same route,but by plane. The Bahamas are gorgeous if you follow the rule of thumb to avoid the Islands that are cruise ship ports. We love the diving in Eleuthera and my husband would live at Stella Maris in Long Island - not the one with snow. Doing those places by sailboat sounds wonderfully delicious.

Marcia Talley

I couldn't agree more about the cruise ship ports! Nassau. Ugh. What I recommend if you have to go to Nassau is stay a day, then take the fast ferry over to Eleuthera and Harbour Island. The ride is a thrill as it speeds along The Devil's Backbone just yards off the beach. And Harbour Island is old British colonial resort, like Nassau used to be. Quiet, laid back, classy.


This reminds me of my one and only sailing trip in the Bahamas, with Terry and David on their beautiful cat. I'd never been in such shallow, clear water and was blown away by the environment.

Marcia Talley

How can I describe it? On a night with just half a moon, one can hold out one's hand and see the shadow of every finger on the bottom of the sea.

Susan O'Brien

I love this post! Thank you for cheering up my day! Wishing you continued wonderful travels.

Elaine Viets

So romantic. What a wonderful cruise. Welcome back.
It's sad what Nassau has become. I remember going there in the 1970s when Bay Street was still a charming place to shop and the locals sent us to the Three Queen for guava duff, a fabulous local dessert.

Marcia Talley

When we tied up at an East Bay St marina a few years ago, a 12-ft high chain link fence with razor wire on the top, facing out, separated the marina from the street. Not. A. Good. Sign.

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