Last Stop in the Bahamas: Long Island


Cape Santa Maria

After leaving Georgetown, Bahamas, we sailed towards Cape Santa Maria on Long Island, where Columbus made landfall in 1492. A large monument had been erected in his honor on the rocky sandstone cliffs. It was both humbling and a great teaching opportunity to sail the same waters and approach the same landscape that Columbus did over 500 years ago. 

A pod of bottlenose dolphins kept us company as we continued on around the north side of the island, where we caught a few small dolphins. Don’t worry, not the bottlenose type!

Clarence Town

We arrived in Clarence Town just before dark on April 29th. We made our favorite spicy coconut fish curry for dinner and spent the next couple of days exploring the area. We spent time on the beach, saw hundreds of sea turtles, and hiked to St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

After nearly five months in the Bahamas, it was time to move on to the next country. We decided to sail past Turks and Caicos and head directly to the Dominican Republic. So, we fueled up, had lunch at a small restaurant called Rowdy Boys, and said our goodbyes to the Bahamas.

St. Peter's and St. Paul's

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