I think Kimberly jinxed me by complaining that I always get to write the glamorous entries in the blog. Our return to Bimini was supposed to be an exploration of all the wonderful dive sites we had seen when we first came to the island group in 2001 aboard a Black Beard dive boat. We […]
Posts in the Travels and Destinations category:
Where we have been and how we got there.
Water, Crap, and Power
For the record, why do I always get the technical entries, while John-Michael gets to wax poetic about our adventures? He writes about diving into a blue hole on an exotic island and I get to discuss our new poop processing machine. I know it’s rhetorical, but I just had to ask. Returning to the […]
Island Hopping Back to the U.S.
This entry starts where we left off in The Whale and the Abacos, as we were preparing for the passage south from the Abacos to the northern end of Eleuthera. We slipped from our mooring in Little Harbour early in the morning to beat the incoming weather front that would make the winds higher and […]
The Whale and The Abacos
This blog starts where we left off in “Stuck” in Paradise, as we were awaiting the right conditions to depart Green Turtle Cay, and continue to the southern Abacos. It was the morning we had decided to go through the potentially ominous Whale Cay Passage. The eastern winds had been howling for several days well […]
“Stuck” in Paradise
Sticker Shock in Fox Town We decided we couldn’t continue our passage through The Abacos without a stopover in Little Abaco. The first town we visited there was Fox Town. This is a very small, clean, and friendly village that runs along the shoreline to the Sea of Abaco. They have three small grocery stores […]
Adventures, Mishaps and Explorations…And One Nasty Storm
We finally made it to the Bahamas! Our first Gulf Stream crossing was extremely calm – too calm, in fact. Although it was carrying us north at 2.5 knots, we had no wind to assist its efforts, and we ended up motoring the whole 18 hours. Of course, things got more exciting when thunderstorms started […]
Last Days in the U.S. – Islamorada, Tavernier, and Key Largo
Getting to Key Largo The two day journey from Marathon to Key Largo was beautiful. We started out with a send-off visit by our neighbor and new friend, Buddy the cat. He actually boarded our boat in the morning and was scratching on our companionway doors to get in. (We let him in, gladly.) We […]
Key West After two days at sea, we arrived in Key West from Tarpon Springs earlier than expected, around 4am. We anchored outside the Northwest Channel to await daylight because all the guides tell you to avoid the Key West approaches at night unless you are very familiar with the area. We are so glad […]
Our Easy and (Not So) Breezy First Week
At the end of our first seven days as cruisers we still didn’t feel like cruisers. Seven to ten days was our usual vacation time aboard and, in the past, it typically meant sailing toward Pensacola. After our first week cruising, we were still in the Florida panhandle and I felt like we should be […]
I can’t believe I actually forgot the freakin’ mayo!
Our first, and (for a while) only, major passage is complete! We sailed Miami to New Orleans non-stop in five days. With the help of our delivery captain, Capt. Woody Henderson, we are now aware that this boat can handle almost anything. She laughs out loud at 30 knot, on-the-nose winds and 13 foot waves, […]