Whew! Long time, no write! Ed and I have been burning the candle at both ends. Since last I wrote, we wrapped our second round of major boat work and dashed south from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida for round three of major boat work. We ended up making our jump to Florida in basicallyContinue reading “Panama Bound”
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Happy First Anniversary Serenity!
Today marks a major milestone for Ed and me: it’s been one year since we officially became owners of our live-aboard sailboat. When we jumped into this adventure, we committed to cruising for at least one year before making any decisions on whether to continue on or sell the boat and return to land life. Continue reading “Happy First Anniversary Serenity!”
We are back in the USA!
And reflections on our first trip. We finished our time in the Abacos just a couple of weeks ago. Ed and I island-hopped our way up the Abaco cays for about a week after we left Hope Town, and then it was time for us to leave. We got treated to some very calm weatherContinue reading “We are back in the USA!”
Hope is Alive in Hope Town
Hello from the Abacos! Ed and I were hoping to be making our way back to the U.S. by now, but the weather has other ideas. Looking at the forecast, we have at least one more week to wait before a window opens up. Typically, May brings milder weather, lighter wind, and flatter seas, butContinue reading “Hope is Alive in Hope Town”
Little Harbour, Abaco
It’s been a while since my last update! We wrapped up our time in the Exumas just a few days ago and made our way north to the Abacos as we must make our way back to the States in a couple of weeks. Although many areas of the Exumas have a cell signal, mostContinue reading “Little Harbour, Abaco”
Enjoying our Stay in George Town
Hello from Elizabeth Harbour near George Town, Exuma! Ed and I have been anchored here for nearly three weeks which marks the longest stay we’ve had anywhere on the boat. The scenery and community are awesome, but we are itching to move along to something else as soon as the weather allows…hopefully next week. ElizabethContinue reading “Enjoying our Stay in George Town”
I Learned About Sailing from That.
We got incredibly lucky. Ed and I almost got to the end of an error chain that could have very likely ended in his death. I apologize up front for starting with an austere tone, but we just learned some VERY important lessons that I am morally obligated to share with as many people asContinue reading “I Learned About Sailing from That.”
Riding out the blow at Black Point
And FINALLY getting to Georgetown. The Exumas, and Bahamas in general, is a windy place. While this is awesome for living a fairly insect-free existence, weather is always a concern for moving the boat or finding a good anchorage. Monday, March 8, found us picking up anchor near Staniel Cay and moving further south toContinue reading “Riding out the blow at Black Point”
Staniel Cay and neighboring cays.
Hello family and friends! Our next stop along our southerly stroll in the Exumas was Staniel Cay…sort of. We actually anchored a little bit north as we primarily had west winds to contend with for the week, and Staniel Cay is exposed to the west. We made a short motor down from Compass Cay asContinue reading “Staniel Cay and neighboring cays.”
Compass Cay, Exumas
Our weekend stay at Compass Cay Marina has been a highlight so far on our travels. After getting a little beat up with upwind sailing and rolly anchorages, it was a VERY welcomed rest. Navigating into the marina was a bit of a process, but we went in at high tide, and the series ofContinue reading “Compass Cay, Exumas”