Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Bahamas

BellaLuna arrived in Florida June 3rd and we have been here looking after a number of boat jobs.  Two tropical storms have delayed our departure so we have decided to leave BellaLuna here and fly home.  We will fly to Detroit and attend our nieces wedding on July 27th in Jackson, Michigan.  Then travel with family back to Orillia for the month of August.

Below are a number of photos of our trip from San Juan to Florida.  Sailing through the Bahamas was fantastic.  We look forward to spending more time in that area next winter.

Cruise ship in San Juan harbour
This gentleman lives on his working tug in a marina in San Juan.  Very interesting man with lots of interesting stories.

Our new friend Miguel in San Juan

Departing San Juan Harbour

It wasn't until San Juan that we where able to get our fishing gear to the boat and organized.  So we wet the line after departing San Juan.  We were both amazed to catch a fish so fast.  It was so exciting to reel it in, clean it and then bbq it for supper.  The only thing we need on board is a garden then we can get off the grocery grid!!!
Gord's first Tuna

Beautiful sunset

Manatee in Clarence Town, Long Island

Santa Maria, Long Island
Looking out at gorgeous Santa Maria Beach, Long Island Bahamas

Debbie in Nassau harbour

entering Nassau harbour

This is not BellaLuna!!!

Going under the Nassau bridge

Moon over Nassau harbour
New friends Kathy & Alex in Grand Bahama
Playing pool with the boys in Lucaya, Bahamas, Coral Reef Yacht Club

Florida with sister yacht "Ona"

Ona & BellaLuna

Debbie and I have had a fantastic first year of living aboard BellaLuna.  We have traveled 8000 miles (wow), met so many interesting people and have seen so many fantastic places.  We will be back to blogging in September when we return to BellaLuna and sail her north up the east coast of the USA.

It's great to have you following us on our adventure.

1 comment:

  1. Hello!

    My name is Christine Hayes and I work at the editorial department at SAIL Magazine in Boston, MA. I found your blog so I wanted to drop you a line as I'm looking for people who live aboard a multihull to interview. I'm going to be writing an article featuring these "cat people" as the section was called in our first issue of The Multihull Sailor.

    I'm wondering if you're interested in a short interview about why you decided to live aboard, where you like to cruise, what you enjoy doing on your boat, and the like? If you are indeed interested, I could send you a sample page of the recently published story.

    I can be reached at

    Christine Hayes