Long Island, The Bahamas

Long Island, The Bahamas Monday, March 8, 2004 We hoisted the anchor about 6:30 am, went to Kidd Cove and reanchored in order to check, one last time, for our mail. Carl sent it over two weeks ago and we’d like to get it before we leave so that we’d be free to head north … Read more

Long Island to Cat Island, The Bahamas

Calabash Bay, Long Is, to Hawks Nest, Cat Island, The Bahamas Tuesday, March 16, 2004 The weather report that our fellow sailors got on their SSB radios was not the best, we thought, for heading to Conception Island. We were afraid the anchorage would be lumpy and the water too rough to snorkel. So, while … Read more

Cat Island to Little San Salvador, The Bahamas

Hawks Nest, Cat Island, to Little San Salvador, The Bahamas Sunday, March 21, 2004 The morning started with a heavy overcast and a light shower. We picked up anchor around 7:30 and quickly raised sail in a northeast wind of 15 knots. We had a delightful broad reach to little San Salvador. For company today … Read more

Little San Salvador to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, The Bahamas

Rock Sound to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, The Bahamas Sunday, March 28, 2004 Finally a day of moderate winds. We had the anchor up by 6:00 and left, along with six of the other boats in the Rock Sound harbor, for Spanish Wells at the north end of Eleuthera. A few of the other boats stayed … Read more

Spanish Wells to Hope Town, The Bahamas

Spanish Wells to Boat Harbor, Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas Thursday, April 1, 2004 We were up at 5:45 for departure at 6:15. Today we would head across an open water leg to Great Abaco Island and the northern Bahamas. The evening before one of the other boats had arranged for The “A-1” pilot to … Read more

Hope Town to Man-O-War Cay, The Bahamas

Hope Town to Treasure Cay, The Bahamas Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004 We took early showers, got dressed in our “almost finest”, dinghied in to the dock and headed to St. James Methodist church. This is a small, plain church building but, flanking the altar are picture windows that look out over the ocean. It’s … Read more

Man-O-War Cay to Vero Beach, FL

Man-O-War Cay to Settlement Harbor, Great Guana, The Bahamas Sunday, April 18, 2004 The cool weather continued. Although the days are comfortable, we’ve had evening and morning temperatures in the 60s. Listening to the weather forecasts, it continues to look like this week will be an excellent window to cross back to the US. Although … Read more

Vero Beach to New Smyrna, FL

Vero Beach, FL Saturday – Wednesday, April 24 – 28, 2004 Bill headed ashore for morning coffee in the marina office and read for a while. Later, we called Pica and they joined us for a shopping trip to Wal Mart where Bill bought a new wrist watch to replace the one he’d broken and … Read more

New Smyrna, FL, to Port Royal, SC

New Smyrna, FL Saturday – Monday, May 1- 3, 2004 Saturday After a great breakfast, Sandy & Edie walked some of the great paths through development. Then they joined Barb to head out for some serious shopping. Meanwhile, Jack dropped Bill off at the boat to install a replacement for the troublesome little plastic arm … Read more

Conclusion

At this point I began to resemble the horse who smelled its barn and so my dedication to recording and updating this website finally ebbed. Suffice it to say that we arrived safely back at our home port in Rock Hall, MD, and were picked up by Sandy’s sister and her husband who ferried us … Read more