Tag Archives: Sailboat Cruising

The Mighty Conch

If there is one food that comes close to defining the Bahamian cuisine in the mind of most travelers, it it the Queen conch. Conch fritters, “Cracked” (i.e., fried) conch, Conch bisque, Conch salad. The conch is a very large … Continue reading

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Lucky? or Good?

Yesterday morning we left Bimini and started sailing in conditions that really could only be called “idyllic.” Winds were light, but more than enough to keep the boat moving at 5 knots. Sunny. Calm seas. Perfect temperatures. Pretty much reminding … Continue reading

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The Island in the Stream

We are now fully, and officially, out cruising again. We checked into the Alicetown on Bimini, Bahamas yesterday, uneventfully. We now have a 90 day cruising permit for the country of the Bahamas, and are working on more specific plans … Continue reading

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The Paper Chase

The Bahamas has instituted a relatively new online check-in procedure. You enter all the data they need, make payments, pretty much everything except get the final approval stamps which we still have to do in person. After we got the … Continue reading

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Product Review: Fujinon TechnoStabi TSX1440 Binoculars

Let’s get right to the heart of the matter: If you are looking for a Christmas present for your favorite sailor, or just to gift to give to your boat: Fujinon TSX1440 binoculars are awesome. They are good for ALMOST … Continue reading

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Gulf Stream Phobia

The Gulf Stream is the elephant in the room for everybody sailing the East Coast of the United States. If you are head from south toward the north, it can be your best friend, taking days off your passage time … Continue reading

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A Journey of 1000 Miles…

… Begins with a single step. OK, we are not going 1000 miles (only 600), and our initial move is a bit longer than a single stride, but we are officially underway. At 15:00 this afternoon we dropped lines at … Continue reading

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Road Trip for a Project!

We have been a bit quiet–but busy–during our stay here in Annapolis. A couple significant projects were done, and a bunch of minor ones. Avoiding Weak Links The road trip project was our anchor chain. It was inexpensive chain when … Continue reading

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Fishing Fun

We think you might find this little slice of our fishing adventure a brief, enjoyable diversion. Big tilefish, and jumping sunfish! Who knew? We had tilefish for dinner last night. It was divine!

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Success… on all levels

Our three day trip out to the Norfolk Canyon and back was a success in every way you care to measure. First, and most importantly, it was FUN. The 80 mile sail out, and then 80 miles back, was delightful. … Continue reading

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