Georgetown

Stocking Island Tide Pools

Georgetown is like the cruisers mecca of the Bahamas. I’d say there were over 300 other liveaboard cruisers in the harbor when we were there. The amount of mast headlights beneath the stars was like it’s own skyline. Pretty cool to see! We caught the tail end of the Cruisers Regatta when we got there, so there was a lot going on. We decided to attend the closing dance party at the Chat N’Chill beach bar with a couple of other young cruisers we met. It was a lot of fun and we even ended up hanging out on an 85 foot yacht before calling it a night. It was nice to “get out” since it’s usually just Jordan and me. No complaints thoughsomehow we manage not to get sick of each other : )

One of the days we were anchored in the middle of the harbor Jordan jumped off the boat into the water for some exercise since we’d been cooped up the day before with bad weather. The water was extra inviting that day so I jumped in too. Plus, I needed to work on my divingwhich I’m getting better at! Anyways, we were swimming around the boat and decided to dive on the anchor (Note: for some reason, the visibility was pretty poor). After checking out the anchor, I was on my way back up for air and a big dark shape passed in my peripheral. My first thought was “OMG it’s a huge shark and it’s in between us and the boat”. Still holding my breath and keeping my eyes on the dark shape, I realized it was the much friendlier shape of a dolphin. I came up for air with Jordan still thinking it was a shark because he just saw the dark mass from above the water line. He was happily relived with my confirmation that it was a dolphin. Next thing we know, there are three dolphins swimming in and around us at near arms reach. Basically, we jumped in the water for a quick dip, but ended swimming with dolphins for an hour. There was a baby and two adults, and they did not want to stop playing with us. It was totally unreal. We thought about one of us going aboard to grab the GoPro, but decided it was too beautiful an experience for either to leave. I’m pretty sure play time would have lasted longer, but a powerboat full of people spotted the dolphins and came over. I don’t blame them because I would have wanted a closer look too, but I do blame them for scaring them away : (

Georgetown was wonderful. The people were friendly, the cruising community was awesome, we found delicious burgers at the Chat N’ Chill for $5 and they even offer free water at the dinghy dock. Oh, and if you’re lucky you can swim with dolphins!

Stocking Island breakers

Stocking Island breakers

Jordan cleaning conch

Jordan cleaning conch

Fillet table Jord found while swimming with the dolphins

Fillet table Jord found while swimming with the dolphins

Laundry Day on Nami

Laundry Day on Nami

Squall rolling in over the sunset

Squall rolling in over the sunset

Stocking Island Beach

Stocking Island Beach…this is for you mom : )

Stocking Island

Stocking Island

Dinghy issues...cleaning the outboard carb

Dinghy issuescleaning the outboard carb

Stocking Island Trail

Stocking Island Trail

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  8 comments for “Georgetown

  1. Dennis Lorton
    20 March, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Beautiful! What a great experience! Dolphins are amazing!

  2. Marian Cataldi
    20 March, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Sounds so wonderful! Wish you got pictures of swimming with the Dolphins sounds like it was a beautiful experience.
    Wish you both many more great adventures!

  3. mike allegretta
    21 March, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Oh my god what an awesome experience. I have one of your photo as my screen saver . Jordan the owners architect meets with me by weekly and I told him about your adventure he is a big sailor out of Connecticut the first thing when he comes to my office is what’s new with Jordan and Erica.

    • 29 March, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Hey Mike. Haha that’s awesome about the architect.

  4. 21 March, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Wow, 300 boats? I thought Marsh Harbour was bad! That’s so incredible about the dolphins – I’m still waiting for something like that to happen to us. We found a spear while diving once, but a filet table is pretty awesome :)

    • 29 March, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Hey a spear is cool too! We ended up seeing more dolphins again on our second trip back through Georgetown, so if you’re planning on stopping there, hopefully you see them too! Hope all is well out there in Eleuthra…we’re heading that way in a week or two so maybe we’ll run into you guys : )

  5. 27 March, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Just found your blog through one of your YouTube videos. It’s great! My wife and I are planning to head over on a similar route to what you’ve taken so it’s good to see some first hand accounts. Beautiful pictures too!! Thanks for posting.

    • 29 March, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Bill! Thank you for the nice comments and I’m excited for you and your wife’s upcoming journey!

      Crazy story for you… we spent a long weekend in Florida when we were searching for our cruising boat and we had a list of about 10 boats we planned on checking out. We started in Orlando and planned to work our way down to Miami over the three days we had. Wanderer was our last stop, being that she was in Miami! Well, we didn’t get that far south before we fell in love with Nami (our current boat) in Ft. Pierce. Crazy! Glad to see she found nice new owners : ) Beautiful boat!

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