CRUISE THE BAHAMAS
Cruising from Great Harbour Cay to Allan’s Cay A series of mishaps—with a happy ending—marks our journey to the Exumas By Paula Shur
climbed off Island Time, our Catalina 355, on to the Great Harbour Cay Marina dock in the Berry Islands, Bahamas. “Are you and your husband coming to the potluck tonight?” asked Robin, our slip neighbor. “I don’t know what to bring.” “Don’t strain your brain,” she responded with good advice for more than just potlucks. “Ok. We’ll be there.” The Berry Islands had not been on our cruise itinerary until Chris Parker recommended a route through Great Harbour Cay to avoid bad weather during our crossing from Florida. We were learning to be flexible, without a schedule. I reminded myself to focus on our journey and not our destination: the captivating, undeveloped Exuma Islands. Three years ago, our friend Moira planted the seed for our cruise of a lifetime. Ignoring the tools, spare parts, electric dinghy motor, light air sail and life vests crammed into
Great Harbour Cay to Allan’s Cay via Nassau.
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