Author Archives: Captain Dan
Our next trip to the Bahamas will be May 28 – June 12. If you’re interested in the trip, please sign up quickly as the spots are already filling up! Click here for all the details and forms. Itinerary: Depart from Ocean Springs – Thursday May 28, 2020 Arrive in Fort Lauderdale – … Continue reading
Here are the pictures I have from the trip. Thanks to David Beaugh for his pictures. Please share your pictures with me and I’ll post them here too! Download them all here.
Our drive home from Marianna was beautiful. We stopped at Florida’s “highest waterfall” in Falling Waters, Florida. It was a nice diversion from the drive, but we didn’t spend very long there. Everyone was intent on getting home so we kept rolling. Turkey sandwiches and ramen noodles kept the group happy as we got closer … Continue reading
We had a great day on the road with only one stop for lunch on the Turnpike. We stopped for the night at Dove’s Rest RV Park in Marianna. Everyone is looking forward to being home tomorrow!
We had a very nice crossing yesterday after a great day at the Sapona and Honeymoon Harbor. On the way in, we fueled up at Lauderdale Marina, went through 2 bridges, then dropped the hook to grill some chicken for dinner. We organized personal gear and then came in to the dock. A highlight of … Continue reading
Today we began our sail back across the stream. We left at about 10 am with winds of about 15-20 knots mostly from the southwest. This put us on a beam reach, the fastest point of sail toward Ft. Lauderdale. As we approached Ft. Lauderdale, the wind took a more westerly turn and increased briefly … Continue reading
We’ve had a couple of interesting days. Recall Tuesday, our port sail drive (forward/reverse gears) went out. This is very unusual and not fixable in the Bahamas. Without power on both sides, the boat is extremely difficult to maneuver in tight quarters. The good folks at Fun in the Sun Charters brought us a new … Continue reading
What do you do when you’re stuck in Bimini? Of course you go to C.J.’s Deli. C.J.’s Deli is the place to go for authentic Bimini food. It is a great little place with the best food ever. We had conch fritters, fried conch, chicken wings, french fries, and even a club sandwich. Of course, … Continue reading
Today, Tuesday, we’re about to head out to Great Isaac Island, then tonight back to Bimini for the night. All is well! Ya mon! We sailed to the dolphin grounds on Moselle Bank, but alas, we did not spot any dolphins. We decided not to go all the way to Great Isaac due to the … Continue reading
Today we spent the day on Bimini. Around noon time, we had a picnic on the beach with the locals. Mr. Hank Weech cooked hamburgers and hotdogs. Mr. Bob made his world famous potato salad and that was awesome. All the kids have been enjoying Big Game. We spent a good bit of time in … Continue reading