To the Abacos!

The Red Head crew pulled anchor at first light and headed for the Abacos.The trip was a bit more lumpy than predicted. So Dad sat with Dora who immediately climbed onto his lap. Spoiled girl…

Exploring Eleuthera

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” – Brad Henry

One afternoon when the little ones were resting Stan, Eric and I went exploring. Our first stop was Hatchet Bay Caves. These caves are located on the western side of Queen’s Highway, just outside of the Hatchet Bay settlement…easy to find, just enter the name into your Waze app. It’s the most extensive cave system discovered on Eleuthera, extending about 1100 feet underground, with over a mile of twisting passages. We didn’t have the right kind of footwear for the adventure, so we didn’t venture in very far in. We weren’t too impressed with what we saw, but fun to see something a little different. The area is rumored to have been a favorite playground for pirates…maybe there are buried treasures in the cave.


So Long GHC!

Today Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora left their beloved Great Harbour Cay. There’s a lot the crew will miss.

Top on their list is good buddy, Mico, who came to see them off. Don’t worry the crew will be back. For now they’re off to new adventures in the Abacos.

Crewing to Annapolis: Wild Weather

We departed Sarasota at 10:30 AM on Monday morning with bright sunny skies and a slight north wind and preceded south on the ICW to Venice where we turned west out into the Gulf. Once on the Gulf, we plugged in the Gulf Stream …

Favorite One

Tomorrow is still looking like a good day to leave Great Harbour Cay and head to the Abacos. The Red Head crew has much more exploring to do. How will Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora remember their time here?Like this…

Spring 2019 Commissioning

We are happy to be back aboard Idyll Time. Our 3300 mile cross country RV trip went well. We crossed off two National Parks from our bucket list, Hot Springs in Arkansas and Arches in Moab Utah. The highlight of our trip was a week spent along the Oregon Coast. We enjoyed some great hiking […]

April 1 – Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera

“You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.” – Rod Stewart

Our first full day in Eleuthera was spent shopping for supplies, playing in the pool and relaxing at Cocodimama Beach. Our Grands and their Momma’s spent the morning at the neighborhood pool, while the rest of us went into Governor’s Harbour to look around and go to the grocery store…it takes a lot of food to keep 10 people happy.

Finish with a Bang!

Today was (probably) the crew’s final trip to the beach here at Great Harbour Cay. Thursday is shaping up as the perfect day to leave for the Abacos and tomorrow is a walk day. Mom was looking forward to getting some final photos to remember the fun times we all had.

Dee Dee and Dora chased the bumper.

Dora put in a bit of coconut digging.

Dylan and Mom wander down the the beach and found a pyramid. It was looking to be the perfect end to our stay. Then all hell broke loose.

Mom heard a commotion and turned around to see the beach empty of the crew but Dad’s red shorts disappearing into the dunes way down the beach. She ran as fast as poor old Dylan could keep up. Turns out Dee Dee decided to run after a couple walking the beach and Dora somehow slipped her collar and joined in. Eventually, all dogs were corralled and beach time was over. The silver lining – Dee Dee and Dora were so tired they hardly pulled a bit on the way back. Dylan was dragging too.

Listen up girls, this better not be an omen for the rest of our time in the Bahamas…

Mar. 31 – We’re in Eleuthera

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”  – John Wooden

Blogging last week while we were on vacation was just too time consuming and I was having way too much fun playing with our grands, walking on the beach, swimming, listening to the waves from our amazing house and exploring. This week I’ll try and catch up on my posts and share a few more pictures of our wonderful adventure.

City Marina IJDok

City Marina IJDok was an exceptional winter home for us. We were lucky to get a spot in the small marina in downtown Amsterdam that is an easy walk to the train station and countless restaurants and attractions. In addition to exploring the city and enjoying the Amsterdam Light Festival and the city’s extensive New…