To The Bahamas, Part 7: Miami to West End and Great Sale Cay

2012-04-11, 19:30 — Great Sale Cay, Northwest Harbour anchorage

Yesterday, we were up bright and early. Well, early. Well, we got up, anyway. The first thing we had to do was return the rental Fiat to Enterprise. Frank and I drove over there around 08:00, turned the car in, and walked the 10 or 12 […]

To The Bahamas, Part 4: Key West to Miami

2012-04-05, 14:00 — Miami, Miamarina, slip #C-1

We’re here in Miami, finally. And we’re tired.

Yesterday (only yesterday?) morning, we got up pretty early and headed back over to West Marine to buy some more line to install for our second reef. We were there as they opened, so we were back on the boat […]

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 […]

When, oh, when, will I sail again?

In an earlier post (I Got Dem Old DB Blues), written ‘way back in August, I wrote about Dream SeQueL’s expected “three to four months” on the hard, having the blisters on her bottom ground out where necessary, then her hull dried out, followed by gelcoat, a new barrier coat, and a fresh bottom job. […]