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Author Archives: john-and-ria

End of this Journey

All good things must come to an end….. After waiting over three weeks at North Palm Beach Marina, the ship designated by our shipping company to carry His Idea from Florida to British Columbia finally arrived. This was a longer wait than we anticipated, however the Captain used this time to work on boat projects, … Continue reading »

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Florida’s Everglades and West Coast

How time flies – it’s hard to believe it’s been more than a month since our last post. During April we visited the Everglades, the west coast towns of Naples, Ft. Myers Beach, Venice and Sarasota, and returned to the east coast via the Okeechobee Waterway. Interspersed with our ‘urban’ stops were anchorages along the … Continue reading »

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Cruising South Florida – Destination Key West

This post covers three somewhat distinct areas of east coast Florida: the heavily populated stretch from Palm Beach to Miami; broad Biscayne Bay plus the chain of islands that are the Florida Keys; our final destination, the town of Key West. Although we briefly passed through to Miami last year on our way to the Bahamas, this … Continue reading »

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Quaint Harbours , Windswept Beaches and a Shallow Sea

The Sea of Abaco is defined by a series of cays that create a protected waterway roughly 5 miles wide and about 100 miles long. The outer cays shelter the inner waters from the winds and often rough seas of the Atlantic. The Sea is mostly shallow (5-15’ deep), with warm, clear water and a … Continue reading »

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Back to the Bahamas – the Abacos

After seven months in Vancouver, at the end of January we returned to Freeport to begin our second cruise in the Bahamas.  This time we will explore the Abacos, the chain of islands and cays in the far northeastern portion of the Bahamian archipelago. Before describing our experiences to date, a bit of history and … Continue reading »

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