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  • Katharine Hesmer

DAY 79 | March 22, 2022

Staniel Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas


I'm continuing to play "catch up" on my blog from KORKZcrew's adventures in the Exuma Cays last spring. Please bear with me as there'll continue to be posts "from the past" that chronicle our journeys through early May 2022. Ron began "Round 2" of KORKZcrew's Bahamian adventures on 11.5.22. He's guest posting until I join him in the Abacos in December. You can find his blog posts beginning here. For more "real time" updates, follow me on Instagram here. I typically post current news about KORKZcrew in my Stories.


KORKZcrew is the blue dot on the map

Miracle of all miracles, we heard back from the Custom's broker who had helped us yesterday in our efforts to extend our Bahamian cruiser's permit. She was awesome. She simply asked for a picture of Ron’s passport and vessel documentation, and within 15 minutes sent back a photo of our newly issued cruisers’ permit which is valid through March of 2023. This saved us the time, fuel, and hassle, and was well worth the $50 fee.

Here's the link Ron used to find licensed Customs brokers in the Exuma Cays. The woman who helped us was Carlis Clarke. Hopefully this info can help someone in the future. She was great, and made the process relatively painless.

We are spending the day anchored at Staniel Cay, catching up on projects and hanging out. Or barking at the neighbor's dog if you're Steve.

Thank goodness we have such a trusty guard dog. He even protects my GoPro, from . . . I don't know what exactly, but still. Thanks Steve.

Oops so much for that.

Steve's boredom might stem from the fact that one of the projects on today's to-do list involves switching the toilet flushing mechanism from a traditional handle to a push-button system. All together now: 🥱

BUT! Lucky us that Ron is such a jack of all trades. And that he can contort himself to fit in tiny spaces like our itsy bitsy bathroom.

Ron claims not to know anything about electronics, but I beg to differ, as he somehow knows how to install this new push-button flush system, which connects to the electrical panel at the captain's station in the pilot house.

I wouldn't have the FIRST clue where to start with that assignment, but fortunately I'm quite accomplished at looking outside at that spectacular Bahamian water. Somebody's gotta do it.

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