Category Archives: Caribbean Cruise 2014 -2015

May 16th to May 26th – Charleston, SC to Annapolis, MD

At 8 AM on Saturday, May 16th, we bid a fond farewell to friends Sharon and Greg of s/v Dream Catcher and depart Charleston Maritime Center at high tide, riding the ebb at 7 knots through the channel, past the … Continue reading

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May 8th to May 15th – Green Turtle Cay, Abacos to Charleston, SC

On Friday morning, May 8th, a conversation with marine weatherman extraordinaire, Chris Parker, reassures us that Tropical Storm Ana will exit Charleston prior to our arrival on Wednesday.  Except for a few residual squalls, the weather is now calm in … Continue reading

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April 22nd to May 8th – Abacos

At 0630 on Wednesday, April 22nd, the anchor is up at Royal Island for the 62-nautical mile run to Little Harbour in the Abacos.  Today’s cloudiness is associated with a persistent TROF that influences the local weather picture.  This morning, … Continue reading

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April 17th to April 21st – Eleuthera

On Friday, April 17th, we bid farewell to the Exuma Cays and set sail to Rock Sound Settlement on the Island of Eleuthera.  There is a light breeze in the 13 to 15 knot range from the southeast this morning.  … Continue reading

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April 15th and 16th – Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park at Warderick Wells

  In terms of Exumas cruising, we have saved the best for last.  On Wednesday, April 15th, the anchor is up at Shroud Cay for the 20-mile journey to the island of Warderick Wells, headquarters of the Exuma Cays Land … Continue reading

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April 10th to April 15th – Cruising the Exuma Cays

The anchor is up in Elizabeth Harbor at 7:20 AM on Friday, April 10th.   After five days at anchor in George Town, it feels good to be underway again.  During the next leg of our journey, we will pass through … Continue reading

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April 5th to April 9th – George Town, Southern Exumas

Certain objectives in life require more time than others to come to fruition. In October of 1986, Pat and I had the good fortune of a chance encounter with Island Packet sailors Vince and Legare Kane aboard IP 31, Good … Continue reading

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March 30th to April 4th – Clarence Town, Long Island to Jumentos Cays to George Town

Following the passage of a weekend cold front, improving weather on Monday, March 30th sets the stage for the next leg of our journey…a visit to the Jumentos Cays.  The plan is to spend several days cruising the Jumentos Cays … Continue reading

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March 22nd to March 30th – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos to Clarence Town, Bahamas

At 8:30 AM on Sunday, March 22nd, the anchor is up in Sapodilla Bay, Providenciales for today’s 55-mile run across the Caicos Passage to Southeast Point on the island of Mayaguana.  The initial nine-mile leg of this trip follows the … Continue reading

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March 14th to March 21st – Ocean World Marina, DR to Turks and Caicos

The timing of our departure from Ocean World Marina is a complicated decision.  Saturday’s forecast calls for moderate winds with 8 foot seas.  On Sunday, the seas are expected to settle down considerably, but there may be insufficient breeze to … Continue reading

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