Raining, Cats & Dogs (New Plymouth, Green Turtle, Abacos)
View from our boat in Green Turtle Cay’s
Black Sound, Abacos, pretty much
day May 16, 2014.
many Bahamas cruisers, we do not live our life by Chris Parker’s weather
forecasts, though we do listen in on our ham radio occasionally (6:30 am
Bahamas weather or 8:30 am Caribbean weather). And we do check a number of
online resources (Passageweather, Windguru and here in the Bahamas, Barometer Bob) to make our decisions on
when and where to stay and go.
cathouse, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay.
many colonial fishing village style houses in New Plymouth.
it was impossible to miss that the Abacos got the crap pounded out of them this
year, repeatedly.We listened
smugly, as we were not in the Abacos, and it seemed the rest of the Bahamas got
off lightly, weatherwise, in comparison.Besides, we weren’t planning on going to the Abacos.And then we did, but figured it was
late enough in the season, mid-May, the weather would be more settled.
point, we counted at least seven kitties
unhappily huddled here, ducking
it wasn’t nearly as bad as earlier in the year, with gusts in the 20s, not 30s
Took this view to Vert’s Model Shoppe* between
the Abacos as our last stop for this cruising seaason, we realize just how
spoiled we were, weatherwise in the rest of the Bahamas.It was warm, and usually sunny, and
mostly dry – exactly why we left the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington) to
cruise the Caribbean (and next year, the South Pacific).
dog” an adorable mini dachshund, Rumbly
kept me occupied during another
have two words to encourage Abacos-only cruisers to explore the rest of
Bahamas:better weather.(There are lots more other good reasons
to explore broadly – watch for my Bahamas “favorite places” roundup in a future
be fair, we don’t know if this year’s Abacos weather is typical or not.We just know what our experience has
been like this year.
for a future post on Vert’s Model Shoppe
enjoyed my petting but Vert’s brushing
took him over the top in puppy ecstasy.
18, 2014.White Sound, Green
Turtle Cay, Abacos, BAHAMAS (N26.46.646 W77.20.207).We’re getting set to leave White Sound, Green Turtle Cay for
Manjack Cay (not sure once we leave Green Turtle today if we’ll have any internet
between now and our return to the States).From there, current plans will take us to Allans-Pensacola
Cay, then either Great Sale or Double Breasted, where we’ll leave the Abacos
the first viable weather window to Florida.Most likely we’ll stop at Fort Pierce initially, then park our boat in
Green Cove Springs (near Jacksonville) until next cruising season.We’ll live where we land work, in the
interim.Lots more blog posts
coming up, especially once my March – May backed up iPhoto Library images are