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Misconceptions and the Realities of Cruising

For those of you who may be considering the cruising life, we think it’s important for you to have an idea of what to expect. We’ve learned in our time afloat that while we do have our share of lazy, relaxing days…

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Beautiful vistas…

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Gorgeous anchorages with crystal clear water…

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And amazing sunsets…

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It all comes at a price. One you have to be willing to pay to enjoy the moments of splendor. You may have seen something like this before:what-i-do

Well, Mom had it almost right. While the Bahamas are indeed beautiful, the weather leaves quite a bit to be desired. In our three months of exploration, we felt lucky if we had one decent day a week. Quite often we’d find ourselves pinned in place for 10 days or more, waiting for conditions to improve enough to let us move to another destination.

Travel along with us on a typical passage from Emerald Bay Marina to George Town. This was the best weather we found in almost two weeks of waiting. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride…