Monthly Archives: April 2012

Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th

  At 5 PM, Cutter Loose is underway from her mooring in Fernandina Beach.  Within 20 minutes, we are  outbound in St. Mary’s Inlet, headed to sea.  This is considered a Class A inlet to the Atlantic because it is … Continue reading

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Monday, April 23rd to Friday, April 27th

This week, relaxation gives way to purpose.  During the next four days, Cutter Loose will cover nearly 200 miles of Florida’s coastline.  Our objective is to reach the Florida/Georgia border by the weekend.  On Monday morning, Cutter Loose is underway … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 18th to Sunday, April 22nd

After a restful night, the anchor is up at Fort Pierce at 10 AM.  Our destination today is Vero Beach, 12 miles to the north.  Our course takes us through the Fort Pierce turning basin, then north through the narrow … Continue reading

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Bahamas Epilogue

The September, 2007 issue of Cruising World magazine featured a cover story entitled The Bahamas Beckon…World-class cruising right in your own backyard.  The cover photo depicts a cruising sailboat moored in the harbor at Hopetown, framed by the Elbow Cay … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 17th – return to the U.S.

Cutter Loose is underway before sunrise from West End, Grand Bahama Island.  Exactly twelve hours later, the anchor is down just south of the condominiums at Causeway Island near Fort Pierce Inlet.  Our journey today covers 90 miles.  With east … Continue reading

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Sunday, April 15th and Monday, April 16th

After 60 hours at anchor waiting out gusty easterlies at Great Sale Cay, we are finally underway.  Today the wind has subsided to 20 knots and has clocked around to the southeast, placing Cutter Loose on a broad reach across … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 11th to Saturday, April 14th

Wednesday morning begins with a hearty breakfast ashore at the Green Turtle Club.  The anchor is up at 10 AM.  Cutter Loose is bound for Great Sale Cay, some 55 miles to the northwest.  The forecast for today is benign, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 10th

Today’s journey of seven miles is short in distance but long on symbolic significance.  In transiting Whale Cay Passage, we leave behind the Sea of Abaco and officially begin our return to the U.S.  Once “above the Whale”, we will … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 5th to Monday, April 9th

The anchor is up in Marsh Harbour at 7:45 AM on Thursday morning.  Cutter Loose is bound for the resort community of Treasure Cay, some 14 miles to the north.  Treasure Cay is one of the all-weather harbors in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 4th

Daybreak at the Sugar Loaves finds Cutter Loose surrounded by flat calm emerald water for as far as the eye can see.   This attractive setting invites exploration by dinghy, including a circumnavigation of Sugar Loaf Cay with side trips to … Continue reading

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