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Hi Folks, We’ll be updating our blog software to the newly released WordPress 2.5 today. So if the site is down, not to worry, try again later. We will also flesh out the other pages, including the broken kids page and the boat page. We will also be adding a cruising guide/local knowledge type page for those interested in treading where we have trod. The site won’t be down long but the page content changes may take a while. We’ll keep you posted!

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We arrived in Georgetown this afternoon. This is a real town.

They are having a music festival in town starting tonight and tonight is gospel night. We are anchored right offshore from downtown so we can hear the music very well. They just finished a rocked-up island beat version of “Victory in Jesus”. It was awesome.

We had a great sail down from Musha Cay today. We were gonna wait another day and do some snorkleing up there but we had a nice west-southwest wind so we figured it was a gift from God to make our trip to Georgetown easy. So far it’s worked out great…what with the gospel music and all. Now they are doing Kirk Franklin’s “Stomp.” Very cool!

Internet is a little dodgy on board right now so I’ll go ahead and end this post before I lose it. We’ll post more later.

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Well we left Warderick Wells yesterday. After creating a sign for Boo Boo hill, we bid farewell to Exumas Cay Land and Sea park. Now we are anchored just west of Big Majors Spot (it’s and island) which in just next to Staniel Key. This is where they filmed the movies Thunderball and Splash among others. There is a cave that you can swim into that is supposed to be awesome. It is called Thunderball cave or grotto. We are gong to go check it out this afternoon. We don’t have an underwater camera so we’ll just have to describe it for you after we check it out.

Tomorrow we are heading south again toward Georgetown. We will spend the night somewhere along the way and then arrive on the 13th. So until then, here is a picture of a Bananaquit eating sugar out of Garrett’s hand. Check out the gallery for more.

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Well we have been at Warderick Wells Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park for two days now and I still haven’t taken any pictures. I’ve been volunteering each day with the park folks. Yesterday Kimi and I volunteered. Kimi sifted sand on the beach. She sifted 10 gallons of sand. The park uses it for sandblasting and cement I think. I worked on the plumbing on the parks desalinization watermaker system.

Today the whole family turned to and worked from 9am till noon. Travis and Garrett got to try there hand at being “wreckers.” They cleaned up the remains of a wrecked Haitian boat that was up on one of the beaches. Shirley and Kimi got to dig in the sand. They dug up some long round timbers that were buried near the park headquarters. I’m not sure what they are going to use them for. Kimi also got to search the garden fence for a hole in the chickenwire (which she quickly found). A hutia got in last night and was eating all the veggies. He got caught in a live trap and was a really cute little guy. Looks kind of like a prairie dog. I got to work on the watermaker again. It seems that there was a problem with one of the pump relays that prevented the saltwater feed pump from shutting off. This led to the pump overheating which caused lots of problems with the PVC piping adjacent to the pump. I was able to troubleshoot that problem and get it fixed. Now Warderick Wells is making water again.

Everyone was worn out by noon since we have been pretty sedentary lately. So we adjourned back to Cannibal and chilled out the rest of the afternoon.

Since I don’t have any new pictures posted, I thought I’d share a special treat. Here is a little video from our trip so far. Just click the picture!

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Well the time has finally come. We are leaving the USA tomorrow AM. The weather is gonna be great, 10 to 15 knots out of the SSW. We are currently anchored north of Rodriguez Key which is a the south end of Key Largo. The island is part of the John Pennekamp State Park and is a totally undeveloped wooded key. Around sunset, three “jolly boats” full of young people pulled in and are over at the island camping.

Jolly Boat

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Well we are back in action after too long in Key West.

No more sunsets in Key West for us!

We left this morning and headed NE toward Tavernier. We got off to a late start because we had to stop in to Oceanside Marina on the east side of Key West. That is where the Yanmar distributer is. We needed to get a couple of fuel filters for the “Iron Jenny” before jumping off to foreign lands. Due to our late start we only made it as far as Marathon. We are anchored Read the rest of this entry »

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