Hiding out in Emerald Bay…

January 25, 2019 8’ breaking swells, followed by 4-6’ rolling swells times 5 hours will take its toll on your yacht. Beside the fact that my sea shells tried to hop back into the sea underway, my knife block wanted to wash itself in the […]

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Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

January 18, 2019 As yet another new front was on its way, with expected sustained winds in the high 20s and gusts in the 30s, sigh, we decided we needed to boogie down the Exumas and get somewhere that a) would be less affected by […]

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Allen’s Cay “for the win!”

January 5, 2019 On Saturday, we took off from Rose Island around 9a for the 6-hour sail to Allen’s Cay, which is best known as the first stop for those wanting to explore the Exumas. In Allen’s Cay, there are prehistoric iguanas inhabiting the islands […]

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It’s a rock-and-roll Christmas!

December 28, 2018 With a new front coming our way, we decided to duck behind Rose Island, which is a smallish island east of New Providence and Paradise Islands. We were excited to see we wouldn’t be alone riding out the storm at anchor, as […]

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Welcome to the Bahamas, now leave?

December 23, 2018 We left at 4am from Fort Lauderdale heading to Bimini, Bahamas. Tossing the lines was easy. Navigating out of the channel was easy. Getting around the massive cruise ships, not so easy. Me: “Honey, is that a cruise ship?” Erik: “Yep, that […]

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You spent HOW much?

December 15, 2018 Color me surprised, but I didn’t budget enough for emergencies at sea. Last week’s epiphany that we had NO clue what was wrong with the drive generator saw us getting a team of 3 experts on board while we were at the […]

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Houston, we have a problem

December 7, 2018 After 6 days tethered to a very expensive dock in Cape Canaveral, and we still can’t figure out the problem on the drive generator, we decided to take the next window south to get to Ft. Lauderdale, where there will be mechanics […]

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Our broken heart

December 11, 2018 Over the past couple of weeks our beloved puppy Sparticus started deteriorating very quickly. He lost the ability to control his bladder, and his bad eye developed another bleed. In the past 36 hours, things got even worse. On Monday, he lost […]

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