Monthly Archives: January 2018

Another storm in paradise

Hi Everyone
We are sheltering from our second storm in the Bahamas. The locals say it’s unusual to have 1 let alone 2 storms at this time of the year. Story of our life!
Once again we have chosen the idyllic Warderick Wells in the Exuama Land and Sea Park to shelter. The buoys are arranged in a horse shoe around sand banks within a group of islands which gives very good protection as the front passes over and the wind veers round. It looks like we will be here until Monday. There was torrential rain last night and now the wind has started. 30 kts sustained at the moment which is forecast to rise; the wind generator is loving it.
Warderick Wells is paradise on earth, white sand beaches and sand banks, superb clear azure blue water (although it’s a bit milky at the moment with the wind disturbing it) and limestone islands BUT there isn’t any thing here except for a bunch of yachties and the park office so no phone masts or internet. James took some wonderful drone shots when we were here before which I’ll try and post when we get the internet back.
It’s good timing for me because something in my back has ‘clicked’ and I’m hobbling around the boat at the moment so it will be good to rest up for a few days.

Love to everyone from both of us. XX

This post is being sent through the SSB radio and will hopefully come through to facebook but we won’t be able to see any messages until we are back in wifi range.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our friends and family. Sorry we haven’t been in touch but we are stuck in paradise without a phone or wifi signal. Warderick wells in the Exumas, Bahamas is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Camomile is on a buoy alongside a number of other yachts because we are waiting for a front to go over on Wednesday that may have 35 to 45kt gusts in it. The bay is very protected so we are staying here until the weather clears but there aren’t any phone masts near, hence no internet. At the moment we have blue skies, gin clear water, white sand beaches and sand cays at low tide, it’s stunning.

We celebrated the New Year last night at midnight GMT which was 7pm here. The anchorage the previous night had become very bouncy in the middle of the night because of a wind change and poor James and Kristina ended up sleeping in the cockpit. It was decided to leave at first light and the anchor came up at 6.30am so we were all very tired. After our ‘midnight’ at 7pm with our ‘bubbles’ Kristina and I were dancing on the deck while Bill and James smoked a big cigar each until they joined us. We went ashore at 9pm for a cruisers evening with chatting and pot luck nibbles but returned to Camomile at 11pm finally seeing in the new year on Camomile before falling into bed. It was a long day.

This morning the 4 of us took the dinghy, along with 3 other dinghies with cruisers, for a New Years day snorkel. The sun was out and the water so clear and warm. Kristina is doing really well with her snorkeling even though she hasn’t snorkeled before. When I get the internet back I’ll post some photos.

So again Happy New Year to everyone.

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