Flying into July 4th

Flying into July 4th

This July 4th fireworks show was amazing as always. Charleston, SC does an incredible job, the fireworks are shot from a barge in front of the historic “Yorktown” Carrier. The harbor is full of every type of boat ready to catch a glimpse of the insane...
Charleston Sunset Charters & Cruises

Charleston Sunset Charters & Cruises

By far the most popular Charleston Sailing Charter is the Sunset Charter Cruise.  As if Charleston did not have enough to offer, the sunsets from the water are breathtaking.  This town is filled with such beauty the only way to take it all in is from the deck of a...
And Time Rolls On

And Time Rolls On

The islands have a way of just taking away your concept of time, until that time runs out.  Then its back to the rat race of America.  Like all things it happens in the now, like right now.  The last month of my island adventure was full of that, adventure and...
Southern Out-Islands

Southern Out-Islands

The Southern Out-Islands Mayaguana was where we left off in our last conversation. The island is some 26 miles long and 9 miles high and has a population of 250. The population is basically in three small settlements.  Your not going to get away with doing much wrong...
No Mans Land–Samana Cay

No Mans Land–Samana Cay

  The Samana Cays lies in the far southern Bahamas and is a little known or visited place. In all of the cruising guides, charts and folk lore, its a place that only serious cruisers go that are completely self sufficient. The “Cut” or entrance to the...
Deep Diving IN Shallow Water

Deep Diving IN Shallow Water

Its been an incredible year to explore Abaco and have still not headed further south. Its been a sheer joy to get out on the reefs which are usually under lots of heavy wind and waves. This year on the way down to Little Harbour and the world famous Petes Pub, we...

Almond Butter in Paradise

Everyone that knows me, knows that there is a strong possibility that I am addicted to Almond Butter. Certainly there are worse things to be addicted to. In the island though this makes for a predicament. Of course you could buy the store bought variety of Almond...
A Day on the Reef-Abaco Reef Video

A Day on the Reef-Abaco Reef Video

Happy Winter Solstice! Fairly certain that everyone is happy that today was the shortest day of sunlight. We can now start our swing towards more sunlight and the promise of spring. Glorious time of year. Put together a really fun Video of what a typical day on the...
Friends In Low Latitudes

Friends In Low Latitudes

In a yoga class years ago, one of my great teachers told us the art of being happy. He said all you need are three things. Its simplicity though made me question it for years… 1-One needs something to do. 2-something to look forward to 3-and someone to to it...

The Concrete Jungle of Marsh Harbour

Marsh Harbour is a sleepy town as far as Americans are concerned.  For the out islands of Abaco, its their Big City and Concrete Jungle.  Really I could go into great detail on the life there.  Then again why take the time when I can just show you. This is the place...

Hope Town Box Car Derby

Videos are much more fun to watch than to read the written word. Attached you will find a short musical video of last Saturday. Every year Elbow Cay has a box car derby and these people really get into it. It was a lot of fun to make and even more fun watching the...

Transistion

One would think that simply coming to the islands, you would be able to slip into relaxation and enjoy your surroundings. We are all so busy with our lives in the states. Running to a fro, texting, instant replies to emails, delivery confirmations, advertisements at...

Sailors Midnight

One of the most asked questions about cruising to the Bahamas is “What are you going to do down there for 5 months?” Being the smart ass, my answer is always “Live my life”. Of course its all a bit more complicated than that, with lots of...

Charleston and BEYOND……

  November 22, 2014 As the cold blew into Charleston Harbor, Om Sailing Charters LLC closed for the season and sailed out of the habor for warmer waters. Thursday November 13th, Om and her crew set sail from Charleston at 11 PM riding out the leading edge of the...