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Farmers Cay First Friday Festival & Regatta- Exumas Sailing Report – Part 7

IMG_2742Our next stop was Farmers Cay; a quick ten-mile sail to the Southeast.  They were having their annual Farmers Cay First Friday in February Family Fun Festival and Regatta.  I think I added a few extra F’s in there, but the big F was Fun!  This island knows how to throw a party.

After anchoring just off shore from the airport runway, we hopped in the dinghy to check out the regatta.  I have read stories and saw pictures about the Bahama regatta boats, but it was really cool to

Worlds Best View from a Laundromat – Exumas Sailing Report – Part 6

IMG_2718One of my goals shortly after college was to always live somewhere that I could have my own washer and dryer.  The whole laundromat process seemed depressing, and I was anxious to become laundry independent.  As we contemplate a future life of cruising, I am aware that it is very unlikely that any boat I purchase will have a built in washer and dryer.  I never really thought about this aspect of cruising life until

Blow Holes and Bird Peppers – Exumas Sailing Trip Report – Part 5

Black Point Settlement

 

We woke up in the Black Point Settlement anchorage dreaming of Coconut bread french toast.  We soon learned it wasn’t a dream and it was fantastic!  It was also a beautiful morning to enjoy breakfast al fresco in the cockpit.  I could get used to waking up to this life everyday.

Coconut bread french toast!

Coconut bread french toast!

After breakfast, we headed back ashore to see more of the island.  We took a short hike to windward side.  The rocks were very sharp so it was

Sailing to Black Point Settlement for Coconut Bread – Exumas Sailing Trip Report – Part 4

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After a great visit with the swimming pigs of Big Major, we decided it was time to start sailing somewhere.  Our destination was Black Point Settlement on  Great Guana Cay about nine miles south and the objective was to pick up loaves of their famous coconut bread for ourselves and a few of Jen and Jon’s fellow cruisers.  Winds were gusting to 20 knots, and we had a great sail between the cays.  It was fun to experience sailing on a large cruising yacht, and the Kelly Peterson hull really showed its awesome performance averaging 7.5 knots using

Hungry Swimming Pigs – Exumas Trip Report Part 3

The hungry pigs of Big Major Cay

The hungry pigs of Big Major Cay

After thoroughly celebrating our first night on the boat, we were all moving a bit slow the next morning.  Jen got some coffee brewing, and we had a great breakfast to rebuild our energy for our first day of sailing.  Before we left the anchorage we had to make a quick trip to the beach to visit some of the famous natives.  The boat was anchored just a couple hundred yards from the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay.  The weather was a little overcast and cool, but the pigs were ready for