Month: April 2014

Back in the USA

We are back in Florida today after a good Gulf Stream crossing, despite having no wind and having to motor the whole way. We had a great time in Bimini and still have a few stories to tell, but for…

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The Berrys

April 9 – April 18. Midnight, and the boat heaves from side to side. Time for the bridle drill. I go up on deck, pull in a kellet line, release the hook, and secure a bridle to the anchor line….

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How not to meet your neighbors

April 7 – 9. DUWAN: Bang!…Bang! It was about 11pm and I had been trying to fall asleep. I was hearing some weird noises. A dry bag had been left clothes pinned to a life line, I was worried about…

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Goodbye to Black Point

April 5 – April 7. We have one month left. Our first two seasons we decided when it was time to go back. Blue Wing and crew were seemingly held together by twine and bandages. This season we’ve simply run…

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Sou’ Side

March 27 – April 4. I love being in the middle of nowhere. No boats in sight, no people, no signs of civilization, no voices on the VHF radio. Only the sound of the wind rushing through the rigging, the…

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To Thompson Bay

March 19 – 25. On March 19th we saw Brandon off at the airport on Staniel Cay. Your humble narrator thought that a few beers from the Staniel Cay Yacht Club might help us melt from ‘visitor vacation’ mode back…

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Coconut Bread, Crown of Thorns, and Pigs

March 17 – 19. We awoke to a significant side to side roll with a strong current. Greg got the wind forecast, which was ominous indeed. Winds were forecast to be out of the South at 20 knots +, fading…

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