The Baars' Adventure Aboard EIRA

Menno, Valerie, Daniel, John and their dog Daisy are off to explore the Caribbean Islands for two years-no-make that three years!

23 June 2008 | Wilmington, North Carolina
20 June 2008 | Wilmington, North Carolina
06 June 2008 | Charleston, South Carolina
05 June 2008 | Passage in the Gulf Stream
04 June 2008 | Little Bahamas Bank
03 June 2008 | Green Turtle Cay, The Abacos
27 May 2008 | Little Harbour, The Abacos
26 May 2008 | Little Harbour, The Abacos
25 May 2008 | Hope Town, The Abacos
24 May 2008 | Hope Town, Elbow Cay
23 May 2008 | Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay
22 May 2008 | Marsh Harbour, The Abacos
19 May 2008 | Lynard Cay,The Abacos
27 April 2008 | Paradise Island, Bahamas
20 April 2008 | Normans Cay
19 April 2008 | Normans Cay
18 April 2008 | Passage from Nassau to The Exumas
06 April 2008 | Normans Cay
02 April 2008 | Normans Cay
31 March 2008 | Normans Cay

On the Hard!

18 October 2006 | Tyrrel Bay Yacht Haulout
We are on the hard in Carriacou! Eira was hauled out of the water on Monday. She has been pressure washed, sanded and is now being painted. We are raising the water line about an inch, the second time we have done that! So far so good. Eira is covered in a thin layer of blue paint, the result of sanding the bottom paint off. We can't wash her off because there is no water hose that can reach and the water pressure is not strong enough... that's ok. The boat yard is a nice small yard and the workers work! good! Edwin and Sam are in charge of Eira and we keep them happy with cold drinks and cold beer at quitting time!

We are staying on Eira and it is OK. Daniel likes living on the hard because we can use as much power as we want! We climb up a ladder to the swim platform and have to rinse our feet otherwise we track blue sand throughout the boat! Daisy looks like a blue smurf dog! We have been having school in the Yacht Club which is next door and it is very comfortable. Today we had an abbreviated day, we made Halloween decorations in the morning and then did reading and some writing.

The boys go over to Carapan and La Gallipote in the afternoons to swim and play off of their boats. Last night we had dinner on La Gallipote- a fun evening! It's ok to cook while hauled but washing dishes et al is a pain. We have breakfast and lunch on Eira and did have one dinner so far.
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Vessel Name: EIRA
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
Hailing Port: Solomons Island, Maryland
Crew: Menno, Valerie, Daniel and John Baars
About: Valerie, Menno, Daniel, John and our dog Daisy are aboard Eira off to explore The Bahamas. We will island hop south through the Caribbean with plans to be in Grenada by Hurricane season. Our second "windy season" will be spent in the Spanish Virgin Islands.
Extra: "Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in you sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."--Mark Twain
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