Julie Richardson

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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 →

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 →

4. The Shipwreck of the Aldebaran Bay

The Aldebaran Bay was built in Holland around 1940 and was used as a training vessel for the German navy.  It was not originally a sailboat but had been converted to a schooner with three big steel masts at some… Continue Reading →

3. Part II: The Silver Bank

February 27, 1983 marked the inaugural start of Grand Prix Miami, yet what should have been an exciting and memorable day was nearly a disaster, both competitively and financially. A severe rainstorm turned the circuit into a quagmire and the… Continue Reading →

2. Part I: The Dragon’s Teeth

One of the deadliest shipwreck traps in the Western Hemisphere lies in the Southern Bahamas, about fifty miles north of Great Inagua Island. It is a place seldom visited because of the dangers involved and its isolated location. Nearly invisible… Continue Reading →

1. The Mystery of the Blue

I know not everyone has discovered the mystery of the blue ocean in cruising across open water, but for me and my family this is our life. The career of my husband, Walter, has run the gamut of many positions,… Continue Reading →

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