Winter Getaway Aboard Rode Trip - Week #2

  Sunday, January 5, 2014 / Stephanie / Uncategorized  

It's hard to believe that two weeks have already ended and our friends, Brian and Jennifer, are making their way back to Honesdale, PA. Brian and Jennifer adapted to Rode Trip with ease! They could practically sail and maintain this ship by themselves, not to mention that they totally kicked back and enjoyed the cruising lifestyle. I think it is safe to say that they had a spectacular vacation; and we were sad to see them go. During our first week with Brian and Jennifer, we had explored Staniel Cay and nearby Big and Little Major. We had celebrated a festive Christmas on Great Guana Cay with the fabulous residents at Black Point. During week two, we island hopped southward along the Exumas. At Great Guana Cay we followed the trail which led us to a cave just north of Oven Rock. Snorkeling opportunities were plentiful...even frolicking with mermaids! Fishing comprised a large part of each day. Fish tacos were on the menu the evening the guys harvested roughly 20 lion fish. Deep sea fishing was less successful. We didn't land any mahi-mahi's, although we did manage to select the best lure for barracudas...and each catch was larger! Finally we opted to take the line out of the water, we'd had enough barracudas. The guys tried their best...but sometimes even without fish a night of burgers and BIG beers really hits the spot! MMmmmmm! Glamorous sunsets were the perfect ending to each fun-filled day. Kayak excursions provided a nice change of pace. Brian and Jennifer took a turn and explored the salt pond at Normand's Pond Cay. Fishing was a hit at Normand's Pond Cay and the small blue hole provided a great backdrop for photo shoots. Brian landed this new find for us, a stone crab, which was delicious. On the trails a Stocking Island, we hiked to the top of Monument Beach for beautiful views. Termite mound. "It's a starfish!" We chilled at Chat'n'Chill where we enjoyed rum punches, goombay smashes, and Kalik. It was a spectacular vacation and we are looking forward to Brian and Jennifer's next visit...wherever Rode Trip may be!


  1. From stephanie on Jan 13, 2014
    We can't wait to welcome Brian and Jennifer back aboard to explore more new places! They have Rode Trip's official seal of approval as crew...and are fabulous friends too!

  2. From Brian & Jennifer Schmoyer on Jan 12, 2014
    We want to thank Brian and Stephanie once again for letting us come aboard Rode Trip. We did in fact have the best time spending Christmas and New Years with you. The experiences we had and the adventures we endured will not be forgotten any time soon with some of the greatest friends! We are already looking forward to our next trip aboard Rode Trip.

  3. From stephanie on Jan 07, 2014
    I've heard of those trendy airport getaways. As a matter of fact, when we said farewell to our friends from PA their flight was still scheduled but once they had landed in Nassau for their connection it had been cancelled! They have been stranded in Nassau for the past 5 days...well "stranded" with rum and sunshine. Nonetheless, they are finally getting a flight home. Not missing those bone chilling snow storms, nope, not really missing them at all.

  4. From stephanie on Jan 07, 2014
    Scott, that kayak is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing...that would certainly free some deck space. If they ever need a consumer review, we're willing to give them a good test.

  5. From stephanie on Jan 07, 2014
    No problem, Tom, just doing our part for the environment and our tummies!

  6. From Ann Landau on Jan 06, 2014
    I notice that your weather is just a TEENY BIT better than our weather here....:-)) I can't imagine why Jet Blue has suspended air travel to Boston, NYC and NJ for a few days, wooses....and in your next vacation adventure you can try spending four days and nights in an airport .....this is all the rage in New England and other parts of the country. Sigh. Glad things are going well with you and your guests ....

  7. From Scott Kuhner on Jan 06, 2014
    Great Pictures. From the pics it looks as though you carry two kayaks on deck. If so you should look at this kayak, built by the son of an old friend, that can be folded up and put into a big suitcase. To see what I am talking about, go to: It is truly a great development in the art of kayaking.

  8. From Tom on Jan 06, 2014
    Nice work with those lionfish. Keep up the good work.