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back with, “I’m in!” A few weeks later, Dave Blake arrived from Arizona and Phil Lugger arrived from Michigan, and we all met in Nassau to begin our adventure. Arriving on a Friday, we had a few days to prepare for MailBoat one, as our first choice, M/V Moxey, wasn’t departing for South Andros Island until Monday afternoon. Our first act was to check out Potters Cay and investigate how we might get tickets. Few places on Earth are as chaotic as Potters Cay. With the upscale Atlantis mega-resort looming in the background on nearby Paradise Island, Potters is a beehive of MailBoat at Potters Cay rests under the Nassau-Paradise Island Bridge shipping activity whose seemingly disorganized with a couple days to spare and a rental car, we headed choreography is a marvel to watch. We would spend a lot of across the island to where I had visited in my Catalina 30, time doing just that! We located the berthing spot where Rhombus, during a 2012 sail. Although considerably more Moxey would dock upon her return on Sunday, and satisfied up-scale than many other places we would visit, New that we had a plan for Monday’s departure, we set out to Providence outside of Nassau is a delightful Bahamian explore our immediate surroundings. island worthy of exploration. We happened upon a tiny Most visitors to New Providence Island venture no furport called Stuart Cove, home of a dive and snorkel tour ther than Nassau, or maybe taxi over the bridge to the nearcompany that also offered underwater tours in tiny yellow by Paradise Island beaches and the Atlantis resort. Armed A Typical Schedule for the Mailboat Bahamas Daybreak III Destinations Eleuthera Rock Sound Davis Harbour Harbour Island

Nassau Departure Time Mondays 5pm Wednesdays 6pm

Return Time / Length of Trip Tuesdays 8pm, 5 hours Sundays 3pm

Fare (US$) $30

The MailBoat goes to all four island destinations in the above order, taking five hours to reach the last stop, Harbour Island. It then returns to Nassau, visiting each destination in reverse. Cost is $30 no matter which destination you go to. Note: MailBoat schedules change frequently. The above schedule was accurate at the time of this writing but is offered here as an illustration.

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Southwinds December 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...

Southwinds December 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...