As we settle into our new anchorage in Saddle Cay, we run into a bit of trouble. We set our anchor during slack tide and didn’t realize how shallow the water was close to Satori. As we enjoy some “play time” on the beach, Satori quickly drifts over to shallow side and we run aground! After trying to figure out a plan of action, the tide slowly brought us back to deeper water and our Mantus reset like a champ. It was much less of big deal then we thought it was going to be. This was a lesson for us and we were so happy it was in the best conditions possible. 🙂
We depart Nassau and head to the Exumas. We sailed the whole way! After arriving in Highbourne Cay, we enjoy a day at the beach exploring with King Arthur and we make new friends with pink iguanas. After the super yacht shared their delicious Kobe beef hotdogs with us, we take a dinghy ride over to the SW side of HIghbourne Cay for some snorkeling. Nick caught his first fish on a spear, yeah! As weather become rough, we left for Saddle Cay which was a short 2 hour trip. The water was crystal clear…amazing!
Lots of Love,
Nick, Kelly, and Arthur
As we hold up in Nassau for a few days, repairs are a priority. We hunt down parts, attend the Junkanoo celebration, and do an Atlantis “drive by” with our “new” outboard.
As we leave our stunning anchorage in the middle of the Bahama Banks, the water is like glass for hours. When the water gets deeper, the waves begin to break but it was still a nice clam ride. After a stop in Chub Cay, we make it to Nassau where we wait out a nasty weather front.
We are on our way! Join us as we leave Bimini and sail across the Bahama Banks in the most beautiful water we’ve ever seen.
It’s been a long time coming, but we finally did it… Our first ever international crossing! Sure, it may only be a 10 hour jump to the Bahamas, but this was a huge mile stone for our cruising adventure. In the first episode of season 2, we break free from Florida and cross the Gulf Stream, escorted by ALL of the dolphins, in route to Bimini. Bimini is beautiful, but with strong weather coming, we quickly cast off so we can safely arrive in Nassau before the high winds arrive.
This is full lenght version of our trailer for Season 2. In this season we sail “The Thorny Path” through the Bahamas and to the Virgin Islands.
Check out the SHORT VERSION here: https://youtu.be/6revJGUXcSo
This is it, the end of Season 1! We are so excited to share the next chapter of our journey. Stay tuned after this episode to catch a sneak peak of Season 2!
The Right Stuff Gasket Maker – https://amzn.to/2ICJukN
Oh no! We are getting sucked into the Marathon Vortex! We have 99 problems going on! Join us as we plow right through them.
Download Instructions HERE
Ever want to tune your sailboat rigging, but didn’t know how… or didn’t have “the right tools”? Well, this is a simple, effective technique, using nothing more than basic tools. This is how we tuned our rig on Satori.