Category Archives: Abacos

Lost In a Mangrove Forest!!! (An Abacos Adventure)

LOST!: Scaf and Crystal venture into the mangrove forest of Cormorant and Snake Cays, perhaps never to return...

(Music: "Don't Get Lost in Heaven" by the Gorillaz)

An Excerpt From Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (Day 5), Captain Scaf's Log:

"We cruised south to the Tilloo Bank—a 3-5 ft deep sand bar that reaches a third of the way across the Sea of Abaco, and then we cut across to Snake Cay where there are a ton of mangrove forests to explore. We found a suitable anchorage after much searching, donned our flats exploring garb (hats, sunglasses, cameras, extra water and Tevas!), and head into the great unknown. Wrong turn after wrong turn brought us to dead-ends and flats too shallow to pass.Read the rest

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Captain Scaf’s Log: Abacos (FINAL, with MAP!)

Captain Scaf and Admiral Scripps The Scafverse Goes to The Abacos! Captain’s Log: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Packing goes slowly. Crystal is crunching work to be able to get out of here in time. Flight is in six hours. Total sleep tonight between the two of us will be less than four hours. Friday, November 11, 2011 Cruising 30,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico as I write-- will be in Miami in an hour. Still haven't slept today (Crystal not at all!), but put our heads together and came up with a good working straw man for an itinerary. Only complicating factor is rough seas from subtropical storm Sean may be making the Whale Cut open ocean passing undesirable at the moment. Last I read people were still making the pass... May look to do this in reverse order if weather substantially different later in the week. On a lighter note: staying at the South Beach Shore Club tonight, having dinner at Nobu, and we were given table passes for Skybar. Visibility is pretty good as we coast across the everglades, and it will be time to turn off all electronics soon…
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Paddling the Abacos, a Big Four-oh, and Guanabanas!


Welcome to the travelling Scafverse!  We'll be in the Abacos, Bahamas November 11-18, and in Jupiter, FL November 18-20.  If you are planning to be in the area, please "Leave a Reply" below so we'll know to look out for you-- and we'll know who to contact if we're doing anything interesting.  Our most current plans will always appear on this site (we actively use these blogs for our own travel prep!)... I'll update it with new info as it comes in.  Log-in for the details we do know (or create a log-in if you do not already have one- my apologies in advance-- you're going to have to jump through a bunch of security hurdles-- you know how it goes, protecting the privacy!… Read the rest

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