A Krogen Experience
A Krogen Flotilla in the Exumas
We have traveled over 15,000 nautical miles on Grand Adventure in the last three years, and one of the really wonderful aspects of our travels has been the fellowship of other Krogen owners we have met along the way. Krogen owners almost always make an effort to get together with any other Krogens in their vicinity. Nowhere else have we experienced this consistent camaraderie.
An example comes from one of our trips to the Exuma chain of the Bahamian Islands. We had just completed cruising through the Berry islands before continuing on to the Exumas. Our first stop in the Exumas was Highborne Cay, where we ended up anchoring right next to Puffin, another Krogen 39 owned by Bob and Nancy Anderson. After getting together for some socializing we agreed to buddy up for a 2 mile dinghy ride to see the iguanas at Allens Cay. We had a great time and decided to cruise together for a while.
From Highborne Cay, we traveled to Normans Cay with Puffin and we all went ashore for dinner. Next Puffin and Grand Adventure cruised to Warderick Wells in the Exuma Land and Sea Park, where we met up with the Krogen 48, Muddy Waters and the Krogen 52, Sea Fox. Cocktails and dinner on one of the boats each night became the norm, and our two boats traveling together became a flotilla of four.
The Flotilla then traveled to Staniel Cay, where we had lunch as a group ashore, walked and shopped the island and then snorkeled a cave called the Thunderball Grotto. From Staniel Cay, we all traveled down to Georgetown where we anchored for a couple of weeks and continued with frequent outings during the day and cocktail or dinner gatherings on a regular basis.
What a great time! For us this was an entirely unexpected and wonderful cruising get-together and a memory that we will not soon forget. They always say “When two or more Krogens get-together, you have a Rendezvous”.
Mark and Emily Little