Bahamas Trip 1993

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Lost Buck goes to Florida and the Bahamas.

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Lost Buck goes to the Bahamas : 

Lost Buck goes to the Bahamas Alice and Bill Harrison AKA: A better way to spend the winter..

Introduction : 

Introduction Lost Buck wanted to get out of the Chesapeake Bay.. We wanted to avoid winter.. The first decision was which route of the ICW to take.. ?

We took the Dismal Swamp Canal.. : 

We took the Dismal Swamp Canal.. It is the more historical route.

Locking: Suddenly you go from a deep cavern to the top of the world.. : 

Locking: Suddenly you go from a deep cavern to the top of the world..

Dismal Swamp was just that.. : 

Dismal Swamp was just that.. Note the black water due to tannic acid content. It sure brightened up the bottom paint!

First Stop: Elizabeth City. : 

First Stop: Elizabeth City. Free dockage Sometimes use of a car. “Rose Buddies” throw wine & cheese party.

Entrance to Alligator Pungo Canal : 

Entrance to Alligator Pungo Canal Can’t travel at night. This anchorage was worth the wait!

Along the way.. : 

Along the way.. How’s this for a long tow? Wild Horses have all the fun..

Northern Florida : 

Northern Florida St Augustine Haulover Canal The neighbors..

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Indian Harbor Beach, Fl The famous Dragon Point Monster at the southern tip of Merritt Island

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The famous Mathers Bridge Restaurant (Now deceased). One dog power! Beautiful, wasn’t it?

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Getting ready to go across..

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Down the ditch to Lake Worth.. Dolphins join even small boats Cormorants dry their wings..

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Waiting for a weather window is tough! Supporting the Lake Worth economy with the Seagraves Cruisers congregating below Peanut Island waiting for the weather to break.

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On to the Bahamas.. Marina at defunct Jack Tar Resort A victim of graft and local bribes.

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Winter fronts whip up the weather suddenly. This is the only light you see coming in..it had many breaks in the wire, and of course didn’t work most of the time.

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Sailing can be tedious..

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Allens-Pensacola Cay and Cooperstown.. “Red at night, sailor’s delight? Nice church, but NO diesel!

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Green Turtle Cay Note the tidal range!

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Whale Cay Passage and Man-O-War Cay The dreaded Whale Cay Passage, which can wreck steel freighters in a blow! Map of the “city” !

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Man-o-War Where we dragged at 2 AM! Cruiser’s yard sale.. What IS it?

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Marsh Harbor Herb, Departing Triple J. -Water, showers, fuel, land access Natural Shade

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Hopetown and Elbow Cay Lighthouse View from the famous lighthouse

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Downtown Hopetown

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Hopetown Kiss Lighthouse from above and below.

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Great Guana Cay Only raft the whole trip Bahamas bus stop! You can see the bottom of the rudder!

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An then back to Green Turtle... White sound, North of Town Bahamas Sunset

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Waiting for the weather at West End.. Why not a picnic while you Wait?

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The lost fork story, (or how to spend your time waiting for weather..). I dropped my best fork! I can almost see it You can’t hook a fork! Diver Arriving Talk about a looking for a fork in a haystack.. More..

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Ta Da! And the reward… A BLOW JOB ! Success!

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Return a year later... Passing the dragon for the last time.. Ft Sumter in Charleston SC

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Traffic Sailboats Powerboats Tugs, and BARGES !

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Shrimpers in Oriental NC Bellhaven (Has Ice cream stand!)

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Alligator Pungo Canal..20 Miles of straight nothingness.. Pamlico Abermarle Bridge Deer Swimming in ICW

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Harrison’s Marina, Coinjock, N.C. Entering Virginia Cut Locks. Locking with barge traffic.

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That’s it..The beginning/end of the ICW south or Norfolk!

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