Sail the Bahamas
We had a nice trip east to Tallahassee. We’re at A Camper’s World in Lamont. All is well. Our crew are all well fed thanks to Rebecca Diaz. We had chicken spaghetti and vegetables on the side. Tomorrow morning we’re heading south!
We will meet at 9 AM in Ocean Springs to begin our trip. We’ll spend the night in Tallahassee on July 4th. See you soon!
Our trip dates are July 4 – 19. We will meet in Ocean Springs on July 4 at 9 am. If you need to arrive early or the night before, it is not a problem. We will just be getting ready for the trip and you can help. Our plans are now firm to sail … Continue reading
Right now our schools are shut down and the Bahamian ports are closed. It is too early to know for sure now, but we’re hoping that by summer things may return to a more normal state and we’ll be able to go on our trip. A lot of that depends not only on what happens … 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