Julie Richardson

Navigating Life One Seafaring Adventure at a Time.

How It All Began…

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At a party years ago I met a man who had the swarthy good looks of a pirate, complete with the red beard, blue eyes, and dangerous smile. I learned he had just been rescued after being shipwrecked and adrift… Continue Reading →

14. Crooked Flamingos, Painting, and Sticky Buns

Today is the day we had to leave Acklins Island and return to Crooked. For years I have fantasized about visiting Acklins. I imagined what it would be like, what it would look like, what the people would be like…. Continue Reading →

13. A Visit with Nay, Keneps, and Island Boys

Having heard my husband’s adventure stories on Acklins for the past 34 years, I have been wanting to visit this island. This is our last day in Acklins and I want it to be perfect, which means it must include… Continue Reading →

12. Salinas Point, Tamarind Tree, and Two Parties

At breakfast we learned from Velma that it would only take about an hour to make it out to Salinas Point. We grabbed our hats, some bottles of water, and the dive gear. The rental car was a Honda and… Continue Reading →

11. The Ferry, a B&B, and Club Rolex on Acklins Island

Saturday morning had us up bright and early as Walter was very excited to finally explore the island where he’d been shipwrecked years ago. We were up at 5:45 a.m. so we could catch the ferry at 8:30 a.m., which… Continue Reading →

10. Summering on Crooked and Acklins Islands

Years ago I attended a dinner party filled with guests who were clearly more well off than we. They were dressed better, the house was nicer, but they were friendly and the food was good. We clinked glasses with the… Continue Reading →

9. Debris and Danger on Gun Bluff

Before exploring Gun Bluff today we decided to have another go at crossing over the salt pond and finally exploring the old ruins on the other side. Since the first go was a bust, we headed to the little village… Continue Reading →

8. Sharks and Dolphins Visit Jason

Sometimes the magic happens and you get to see something special underwater. Jason got to hang out with a few inquisitive visitors today – dolphins and a reef shark. What a treat!       SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

7. A Misadventure Hike on Crooked Island

Today I was busily working on my writing, when Walter arrived and announced he wanted to go hike up to some old ruins on the island. “Cool. So where are they? How do we get there?” “We just drag a… Continue Reading →

6. Traveling at Sea on the Bahamian Mail Boat

Not long ago I stumbled on an article about the Bahamian mail boat service. I was intrigued by the idea of getting onboard a mail boat (I’d never heard of such a thing) and cruising through the islands to a… Continue Reading →

5. Adventure on Acklins Island

As early evening approached, the shipwrecked captain and crew continued to drift to the northwest. The young Virginian, Tim, captained the dory that towed the four rafted vessels. To get a heading for Acklins Island, they plugged in a Loran… Continue Reading →

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