We anchor just off pig beach at Big Majors Spot here in the Exumas. Before we head ashore, I slice up what’s left of our cabbage—my boys are super excited to give their share of this loathsome veggie to the Read More

Exuma Land and Sea Park

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Cruising through the beautiful Exuma Land and Sea Park means pristine anchorages, rich and abundant sea life, beautiful walking trails with amazing views and wonderful bird life. It’s a no-take zone… so no fishing, Read More
Finding the Conch My dad said he saw a bullshark on this little island inside Norman’s Cay once. He was wading offshore with the dogs when a bullshark swam between him and the sandy beach. We decided to call this Read More
Two more days of north wind are predicted and then the easterly trades settle in at 15-20 as far out as the forecast goes. So, we decide to use this north wind for a comfortable ride over the tongue of the ocean and Read More
Wind from the north is predicted to be 25-30 knots, so our stay in Morgan’s Bluff is cut short. This anchorage is entirely open to the north and reportedly “untenable” when the wind blows from any northerly Read More
We dive over the side of the boat into crystal clear water. There are broken-out conch shells everywhere in the grass below the boat. Someone has been feasting on these delights. We see cushion sea stars, thorny sea Read More
It’s 8 a.m. on Saturday April 1 as we slip our mooring lines and make our way out of Boot Key harbor. It’s not too early, but it seems like everyone is still asleep. We motor out through Sister’s Creek because our Read More
We went to the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida with our friends and other homeschoolers on Friday. They have a cool mission: “Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes Read More
After driving past it so many times, we finally made it to Calusa Beach at the Bahia Honda State Park. It’s one of the prettiest little beaches in the Florida Keys with powdery white sand and a scenic abandoned Read More
We tie up to a mooring ball located just above the magical, aquarium-like Sombrero Reef. About 3 miles offshore, this under water protected sanctuary and preservation area sits below the 140-foot Sombrero Key Read More