What we get for our trouble

Some might ask, “Why would you bother to sail several hundred miles, dodge coral reefs, leave family behind, and fight off pirates (just kidding – on the pirate part)? Here’s why!

Michelle showing off our new canopy on "Trailer Trash," our dinghy

Michelle showing off our new canopy on “Trailer Trash,” our dinghy

The beaches at Shroud Cay go on for EVER!

The beaches at Shroud Cay go on for EVER!

Clark at Shroud Cay - How about that hat!!??

Clark at Shroud Cay – How about that hat!!??

Sailor looking for "critters" at Shroud Cay

Sailor looking for “critters” at Shroud Cay

Clark, Tugboat & Sailor at shroud Cay

Clark, Tugboat & Sailor at shroud Cay

Michelle at Shroud Cay

Michelle at Shroud Cay

Shroud Cay

Shroud Cay

Warderick Wells - in the Horshoe

Warderick Wells – in the Horshoe

Natural Channel just behind Pipe Creek Cay - you can travel up this channel for about 1/2 mile and it opens in to a fantastic anchorage!

Natural Channel just behind Pipe Creek Cay – you can travel up this channel for about 1/2 mile and it opens in to a fantastic anchorage!

Looking across to Little Pipe Creek Cay

Looking across to Little Pipe Creek Cay

We spent most of this week in the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park, which was the first park of its kind in the world. Here’s a link to Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park for more information. With the exception of the Pipe Creek pictures all the rest were taken within the park.

It is said that the Eskimos have 180 words for Snow. In the Bahamas, there have to be at least 180 words to describe the different shades of blue you will see within the waters of the park – unfortunately, I don’t have the words to describe the beauty. You’ll just have to see it for yourself sometime — put it on your Bucket List and you won’t be disappointed!!


   3 Comments


  1. Capt James Fachtmann
      March 13, 2015

    Thank you for sharing pictures of my favorite part of the Bahamas!!
    — Capt James Fachtmann
    954-SEA-LUCK
    Yachtmann.com
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  2. Mark Haley
      March 16, 2015

    HEY GUYS… Florida Haley’s here… OOHHH does this leave us longing for the Exumas !! Like you say, the photos are amazing, but to be there is simply leaves you speachless. We just returned from Jamacia’s northwest coast & we found ourselves comparing the colors to the Exumas.
    Enjoy, your time in the “Land & Sea Cays”, encountering life as you have never before.

    Love, ~FL Haley’s
    Mark / Karen & Kayla… oh and Cloe too.. our little mutt.

    • Clark Haley
        March 22, 2015

      Hey Mark! We’ll be back in Florida in April and we’ll make a point of calling you to see if we can get together. We’re going to leave the boat at Stuart FL this summer/fall, so hopefully we’ll be able to spend some sailing time together this year…