March 8 – 13 — Marsh Harbor

The wind howls all around Blue Wing trying to blow us back out of the harbor into the Sea of Abaco, but our anchor has its mighty iron tooth dug firmly into the mud and hold us fast as we…

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March 2 – 6 — The Sea of Abaco

We finally have a good source for weather information, Cruiser’™s Net on channel 68 on the VHF radio at 8:15 every morning. The program, based out of Hope Town, Abaco, is run by cruisers in the Abacos. People in each…

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February 28 – March 1 — Abaco Passage

We rested up on the 28th. On Leap Day we sailed down to Soldier Cay to anchor and explore. We should have winds from the southeast for the next few days. Leaving from Soldier Cay will shorten the distance to…

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February 25 – 27 — Berry Crossing

The start of our crossing to the Berrys was pleasant enough. We were out of the anchorage by sunrise, and sailing eastward with a southerly 8 knot breeze, making minor adjustments to sail trim, making good progress, and asking each…

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Goodbye Bimini!

Bimini has such a light cherry name. It is sing-songy to say. It conjures up everything you imagine the Bahamas to be – bright, airy, paradise. Unfortunately Bimini is not as it sounds. Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to…

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Feburary 18 – 23 Cat Cay, Gun Cay, Bimini

Wow. Wind and tidal currents are really important to us now. We left Saturday to explore the cays below Bimini. After a couple of very choppy nights we are learning better how to select our anchorages. Saturday we waited on…

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We Made it to The Bahamas!

The sun is going down behind us and no land is in sight. Wednesday we left our Miami anchorage at 7:00am to sail for Bimini. We had an easy trip out the inlet under a light breeze. Out by the…

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February 14 — Miami

Today was the first time either one of us has left Blue Wing since we boarded her over a week ago. Greg took the dingy for a spin, which is technically off the boat, but not off of the water….

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February 9-12 — Miami

At our anchorage last night we had gusts of wind up to 20 knots. Blue Wing rocked and swung and the lazy jacks clattered against the mast making a horrible racket throughout the night. I worried we would slip anchor,…

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February 7 & 8 – Miami

We have been in Miami for 3 days. Tuesday morning we hoped we could sail to Fort Lauderdale and then to Miami the next day. Our plan is to leave from Miami to Bimini. Although it was sunny in West…

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