The past ten days have been spent anchored on Sailing Vessel Bueller between Great Exuma and Stocking Island. With excellent coverage from the sea waves and wind, this area has become a haven for a few hundred boats. We've stopped here while we wait for a crucial part for the engine on Bueller before heading south to the Ragged Islands.
Interesting things happen with such a large community of boats around. Each morning an interactive radio broadcast called "The Net" comes across the short wave hosted by volunteer Net Controller Sue. The schedule includes announcements and requests for:Weather, Local Businesses, Community Announcements, Buy/Sell/Trade, New Arrivals, Departures, and of course the Regatta Report with "DEEE-HARR-LOW".
We've been fairly active on The Net, requesting help from other sailors on everything from sewing a bimini, buying a guitar, the location of the elusive Pump-Out Boat, offering up quad-copter flyover footage for other boats. This leg of the journey has been a long acclimation to sailing life but we're all ready to move on and get to sailing hopefully early this week once our engine is repaired.
Each day is accompanied by amazing sunrises and sunsets, clear view of the stars, turquoise waters, and sugar white beaches. Here's a few shots I took over the past few days.