To The Bahamas, Part 14: Green Turtle Cay to Marsh Harbour

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 […]

To The Bahamas, Part 3: Charlotte Harbor to Key West

2012-04-03, 21:00 — Key West, A&B Marina

We left our little anchorage just inside the Charlotte Harbor entrance at about 09:45 yesterday morning (2012-04-02), planning a roughtly 56-hour nonstop sail (and/or motor) to Miami. Our planned route would have taken us through a pass (Boca Grande Channel) just barely east of the Marquesas (uninhabited small […]

To The Bahamas, Part 1: Start of a Real Cruise

2012-03-31, 20:00 — Eggmont Key

Well, the long-rumored and long-planned sail to the Bahamas is finally here. Dream SeQueL has been on the hard at Snead Island Boat Works (SIBW) in Palmetto, FL, for almost eight months! I sailed her to SIBW in late July 2011 for a simple bottom job…renew her antifouling bottom paint. […]

I Got Dem Old DB Blues

DB is, of course, the Dreaded Blisters!

It’s been several months since I’ve blogged, mostly because my day job has been more-than-usually overwhelming. But Barbara and I had planned a long trip to Florida to work on and sail Dream SeQueL during August of this year. Neither of us had been down since the end […]