To the Berries!

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During our two week lock down at Royal Island, it was decided that we would just head back to Florida relatively quickly. It was either that, or return through the Abacos which would add another month to our journey. Another month in the Bahamas would have been peachy, but we have a boat to sell and some engagements in New Jersey to make in August, so we figured we’d better get to it as soon as possible. We decided to cross to the Berry Islands from Eleuthera, which was about a 50 mile/12 hour crossing. We left the protected cove of Royal Island and anchored for our last day in Eleuthera at the westernmost tip of the island to stage for the early morning departure. It turned out to be the most beautiful area we’d seen in all of Eleuthera!

The crossing the next day was as expected…calm and relaxing, though the hefty Mahi-Mahi we caught was pretty exciting : )

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nassau-grouperJordan speared a nice sized grouperthe last one we had in the Bahamas!

sunriseSunrise as we sailed away from Eleuthera.

pretty-oceanPretty ocean!

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reeling-in-mahiHand reeling a BIG mahi-mahi is a serious workout that leaves you sore the next day!

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  8 comments for “To the Berries!

  1. Dennis Lorton
    7 June, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Nice Dorado,sorry you have to head back! Beautiful trip that was just think about! Dennis

    • 9 June, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you Dennis!!! : )

  2. Dennis Lorton
    7 June, 2014 at 11:24 am

    That most just think about!

  3. 7 June, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Nice sized Mahi Mahi. Good job getting that one in.

  4. Aaron Matthew Duff
    8 June, 2014 at 4:29 am

    that thing is sick. (FISH) What spot outside of Royal you talking bout?

    • 9 June, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Hi Matt! The very western-most tip of the island.

  5. Mark H
    9 June, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Are you quitting.cruising?;buying a Westsail 32?

    • 9 June, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Not forever…for the time being we’ve (sadly) decided to sell her and go back to work/make some money and pursue some other adventures. We LOVED our little Nami, but when we do it again one day we’ll upgrade…a 32 wouldn’t be a bad choice : )

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