It’s been almost six months since I last wrote (To The Bahamas, Part 16: Lake Worth Beach to Clearwater Beach — the End of the Journey), but that doesn’t mean that nothing’s been going on.
I spent the first 16 days (including two travel days) of August down in Clearwater Beach, FL, working on Dream SeQueL. [...]
2012-04-30; 21:00 — Clearwater Beach, Florida, Home Dock
Whew. We’re back at our home dock for the first time in nine months — ever since I sailed the boat down to SIBW for what I expected to be a week-long bottom paint job.
Our time in Lake Worth Beach was fairly relaxed. We did a bunch of [...]
2012-04-20, 11:00 — Lake Worth Beach, Cannonsport Marina
Wow. We set sail roughly 48 hours ago, rather later than we’d planned, but it all worked out perfectly. We didn’t throw loose the dock lines until about 10:30 on 2012-04-18, because the dockmaster had to read our electric meter and he took his sweet time coming around. [...]
2012-04-17; 22:30 — Marsh Harbour/Boat Harbour, Boat Harbour Marina slip #422
What a great day! We had a wonderful time all day, although it got a little bit tiresome at the very end of the day. But I should start at the beginning.
We actually got up fairly early and threw off the docking lines just after [...]
2012-04-16; 22:00 — Green Turtle Cay, White Sound, Green Turtle Club Marina slip #14
We’d kind of planned to stay here only one night. We’re beginning to feel the pressure of time as the days drift past and the date of Frank’s flight back north (and that of my flight to Phoenix) race toward us. It’s [...]
2012-04-15; 20:00 — Green Turtle Cay, White Sound, Green Turtle Club Marina slip #14
Another very easy and pretty short day. We weighed anchor just before 11:00 after having our breakfast and doing a few boat chores. The wind was still from the east today (as it really should be most of the time), so we [...]
2012-04-14; 17:00 — Tucked behind Crab Cay
We had a serious scare around 06:00 this morning! Barbara and/or Frank awakened with a start as they realized that there was an alarm going off. I raced to the nav station to look at the chartplotter and saw that it was, indeed, our anchor drift alarm that was [...]
2012-04-14, 01:00 — Hawksbill Cays
Shortly after I wrote the preceding blog entry that documented our grounding off Foxtown, near the Hawksbill Cays in the Bahamas, I realized that we were starting to hear the occasional “bump…bump” beneath the keel. It took me several minutes to realize the implication — the tide was coming in, raising [...]
2012-04-13, around midnight — Just west of the Hawksbill Cays, Bahamas
Here’s what my logbook entry shows for today:
And, as the line from the Rocky Horror Picture Show goes, “that ain’t no jive”. So far, this has been a really, really, REALLY, bad day. Actually, in fairness, the really bad part didn’t get started until late [...]
2012-04-12, 20:00 — Great Sale Cay, Northwest Harbour
We made the decision — almost by default — this morning to not go anywhere at all, but to take a kind of rest day right here in this peaceful anchorage. I said “almost by default” in part because Barbara and Frank let me sleep in. In fact, [...]