Got Ya Back
Neither sailing back nor backwards into the Bahamas, Lainie and I steered Mystique from Miami to North Bimini to Gun Cay to North Cat Cay to Chub Cay to West End, New Providence to Little Ship Channel, Exumas about 250 miles. That's forwards into a natural paradise. Then from unspoiled beauty we attempted to sail back to the United States, but we only made it halfway under sail. Yea, coming back to our starting point was indeed challenging. Returning home after that was indeed easy. But this blog is mostly about backing away from our story and giving our readers a view of some of the highlights of our sailing experiences.
While our backs were not up against some arbitrary deadline, Mystique eventually found itself up against a stone wall and some looming a jagged coral cay. As we sailed back to where we began, we found ourselves finding a way back from our Bahamas. We suddenly discovered we were unable to sail our way back to Florida much less entertain the idea of sailing to the Chesapeake Bay in the winter of 2018,
While Lainie is the professional photographer, I act as her backup picture-taker. I am intrigued by her ability to capture moments with her camera. So I decided to bring back home some photos not only of her back, but some of the behind the scenes beauty we both shared. I think these photos show her often taking shots at our scenery more than my taking photos of her back. While I indeed have her back, I actually often have her view, if not her perspective of what is in front of both of us. And we most fortunately made it safely back to our home.
She knows I’m here and there for her. She can count on me anywhere we go. She trusts me to come to her when she needs me. Lainie knows I have her back.
To be clear, I'm not referring to walking behind her or giving her soothing back rubs. No, I'm mentioning having her back as my giving her my total support. But, total truth be known - I however, do not want to mislead my readship. So this blog article is more photo essay than narrative. So here are photos from our challenging three-month sailing adventure into the Bahamas.
The morning after our arrival in Little Ship Channel in the northern Exumas we saw this sunrise.
The most important part was I got Lainie back safely home.