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Apr 26, 2013 - Salt Pond, Long Island Anchorage

Yesterday we drove and toured most of the island. We went to Deans Blue Hole, which is 663 feet deep and only about 20 feet off shore. We were able to watch William Trubridge, a world record holder, perform a practice dive of 387 feet - 3:36 minutes. I mentioned Charlie, Neil's friend from Hawaii. He is very well known on the island. In fact check out him in "The Journey of Long Island Bahamas". I will try uploading photos when I have faster connection. Later!

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Apr 25, 2013 - At our Southern-most destination, Long Island

We stopped in George Town for an overnight, fueled up and made it to our final destination, Salt Pond Long Island. 400 miles We where greeted by Neil's friend from Hawaii, Charlie. He and his wife have a great little place on the beach. They had a cookout with a dozen other friends from all over the world. Believe it or not we met a technical cave diver from Figi, (don't worry, this gal is not going in any caves). This is a very small world. She knows our friends from Key Largo. She was their dive master in Figi while they were on their...

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Mar 7, 2009 - Homeward Bound

Current location: Long Island (Bahamas, not NY). We are anchored in Thompson Bay just off the settlement of Salt Pond. Current weather: Sunny, high in the 70’s but with constant strong wind (“breezes”). Favorite boat name seen recently: Hullabaloo (their young son explained to me that they have lots of kids and it is always a "hullabaloo" there) We have reached the southern most point in our journey, here in Long Island. From here we turn back, heading north toward home. We think that we will begin tomorrow, as it seems the winds may die...

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Mar 4, 2008 - Exploring Long Island

23 54.6 North 75 03.3 West Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas As we wave a hearty good bye to SCANDIA and her friends we begin making plans for our stay on Long Island. We have reserved a car rental for 24 hours beginning tomorrow to take the tour of the island. We make the long dinghy ride to Salt Pond and are rewarded with two very well stocked, reasonably priced grocery stores that make George Town look like the third world country that it so proudly clings too. The people in this town are incredibly friendly and helpful which again is...

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Jan 18, 2008 - Conception - DONE

23 51.0 75 07.2 Conception Island Exuma Land Park The Bahamas We survive the weak cold front and attendant westerlies that pass over the Bahamas and enjoy our last day of diving, fishing and exploring Cat Island. With the north easterlies filling in to 17 knots tomorrow it is time for us to make the 45 nm trip SE to Conception Island, a small outcropping of rock that is protected by law and by its location just around the corner from nowhere. We are up early to make the 10 nm diesel run out of the Bight before turning the nose of MM to...

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Feb 27, 2007 - Back to Rum and the internet

The Bight of Acklins is formed by Crooked Island and Long Cay to the west and north and the Acklins on the east with a very wide opening to the south. This 25 Nm bay has water of no more than ten feet thru the center and considerably less in toward the islands. It is also remote and less charted. Through our four day stay the winds were northeast and while we were in a contant lee, it affected the mean water level and tide tables were only a starting point. We left Albert Town on Saturday 24 February and arrived at anchor in Delectible Bay...

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