My buddy Stretch flew in on January 31st to hang out with me while Sabrina is gone. (Currently I’m working on a longer post to talk about what we did during his visit.) Yesterday morning before Stretch flew out we heard that there would be a softball game at 9:15. We figured, “Hey, why not?” … Continue reading
Georgetown is famous (infamous?) for the community of cruisers that has blossomed here in Elizabeth Harbour over the years. Some people come back year after year, some people plan to stop over for a few days and end up spending a few weeks, and some people just leave their boats here and fly in. There … Continue reading
We’re taking care of some chores here in Georgetown, and I found some wifi. Here are some photos from the last couple days.
We’re anchored outside of Current Cut, Eleuthera awaiting a tide change so we don’t have to fight the current. Amazingly enough, in this remote area there is a blazingly fast un-secured wifi connection! Enjoy the pics!
Tuesday began our first of two exhausting days exploring Manjack Cay. We snorkeled a few spots, found a conch and generally hung out with Jay and Tanya. Dinner was aboard Joint Venture and we had goose burritos, courtesy of the farm fields of Cecil County, Maryland. Wednesday we dinghied through the cut between Manjack and … Continue reading
Since we learned that we would be delayed getting to the Bahamas we’ve been planning on spending a night or two at the Ft. Pierce City Marina to drop off my dad and visit my aunt and uncle who live in the area. On Wednesday we called to make a reservation and learned that they … Continue reading
Lately we haven’t caught many breaks. Our trip south was maligned by running aground, a winter storm, a tree blocking our path, strong winds, light winds, and our latest misadventure – canal lock maintenance. Since I last posted on New Year’s Eve from Great Bridge, VA we’ve made some miles, to say the least. We … Continue reading
The guys that were trying to move the tree gave it their best effort but were unsuccessful. They’ll be bringing in a crane to clear it on January 2nd. So we left the Dismal Swamp Canal and North Carolina and motored back to Norfolk to head back south via Virginia Cut. Currently we’re tied up … Continue reading
Joint Venture is ready to go. Her crew is showered, the laundry is done, the car is dropped off. The freezer is packed, the fridge is overflowing, the Christmas cookies are secured. The strong winds have abated, and it’s a beautiful clear night. Only one thing remains… the tide. Currently we don’t have enough water … Continue reading
After a lot of Brad’s hard work, finally Joint Venture is ready to head south. The weather has changed again, so we’re now targeting the morning of December 27th to cast off the dock lines. First “gaining” a day, and now “losing” a day has caused us to scramble to complete some tasks that needed … Continue reading