Star Shot Adventures

Vessel Name: Star Shot
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 40
Hailing Port: Waterport, New York
Crew: George and Penny Miller
About:
Two captains on one boat is a much tested formula for disaster. SHE is Dutch, with an opinion. HE is German, psychologically entrenched. The volatility of their interesting mixture is somewhat subdued by generous amounts of natural sunlight and large quantities of salt water. [...]
Extra: Penny's P.S. He gets a little wordy at times
19 March 2011 | Rock Sound
19 March 2011 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
15 March 2011 | Great Guana Cay
16 February 2011
16 February 2011
15 February 2011 | Sampson Cay
14 February 2011
08 February 2011
08 February 2011 | Big Major Cay
07 February 2011 | Big Major anchorage
07 February 2011 | Hawks Bill Cay
07 February 2011
24 January 2011
22 January 2011 | Frazier's Hog Cay in the Berrys
12 January 2011 | South Beach, Miami
07 January 2011 | Bethel Creek, Vero Beach
29 December 2010 | Vero Beach
29 December 2010 | Vero Beach
23 December 2010 | Charleston, SC
01 December 2010
Recent Blog Posts
19 March 2011 | Rock Sound

four Points

Picture is of the little creek at low tide where we park the dinghies to walk into town.

19 March 2011 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera

Keeping busy

The picture is of the lobster and hogfish we bought from the fishing boat in Flamingo Cay. Often people ask us what keeps us from getting bored all day on a boat.

15 March 2011 | Great Guana Cay

Heading North

We left George Town today heading north. It was a beautiful sailing day. We haven't had much luck with internet so a month has gone by since our last posting. George Town is the location for the annual cruisers Regatta and we did enjoy some of the activities. We were there for about a week.

16 February 2011

Back inBlack Point

We are in Black Point for the second time. After our first visit it got windy with lots of wind from the North East and some from North so we went back to the anchorage near Staniel Cay called Big Major Spot, which has great protection for that wind direction. It has a beach with pigs and it is fun [...]

16 February 2011

anchoring at Pipe Creek

Anchoring is usually pretty easy thanks to our electric windlass. Here we were about to anchor at Pipe Creek We love our Rockna anchor. It holds the boat really well and lets us sleep at night without worrying about dragging anchor

15 February 2011 | Sampson Cay

Sliders at Sampson Cay

On tuesdays Sampson Cay has $2.00 specials Their dock fee is $2.00 a foot including water. That is a good deal if you need to fill up your big water tanks.(100 gallons) For lunch they had $2.00 sliders, chili, chickenwings or macaroni and cheese. So we all took a dinghyride to Sampson Cay just north of Big Major for lunch

four Points

19 March 2011 | Rock Sound
Penny
Picture is of the little creek at low tide where we park the dinghies to walk into town.

Keeping busy

19 March 2011 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
Penny, full moon
The picture is of the lobster and hogfish we bought from the fishing boat in Flamingo Cay. Often people ask us what keeps us from getting bored all day on a boat.
It is amazing how much more maintenance occurs on a boat than in a home. The other day all of a sudden our new solar panels didn't work any more. Since the solar panels keep our refrigerator going as well as anything else electrical, they are very vital. George checked every connection, nothing wrong. There is an electronic controller, so in the end George disconnected everything from the controller and then reconnected it. It is just like turning your computer on and off. Low and behold the solar panels were fixed.
At the same time another boat item needed fixing so most of a day was spent.
The next day we walked into Rock Sound to find a laudromat. Later we went back to get our laundry done. That took care of an afternoon. There was time to go to cruisers happy hour at the Four Points bar and to spend some time doing email.
Today we'll get underway to Alabaster Bay, Eleuthera

Heading North

15 March 2011 | Great Guana Cay
Penny
We left George Town today heading north. It was a beautiful sailing day. We haven't had much luck with internet so a month has gone by since our last posting. George Town is the location for the annual cruisers Regatta and we did enjoy some of the activities. We were there for about a week.
In February we left Black Point and we went to Long Island and from there to the Ragged Islands . There were quite a few anchorages along the way. Some very quiet, like Barraterre and some like Thompson Bay, Long Island with 32 boats at anchor.
In general it has been breezy at times, but very few storms with high winds out of many fast changing directions.
The picture is of Barraterre, a tiny community, one bar with internet, a tiny store and not much else. The school is abandoned, because there weren't enough children to keep it open. They take a bus to a different community.

Back inBlack Point

16 February 2011
Penny, sunny wind NNE 15 knots or less
We are in Black Point for the second time. After our first visit it got windy with lots of wind from the North East and some from North so we went back to the anchorage near Staniel Cay called Big Major Spot, which has great protection for that wind direction. It has a beach with pigs and it is fun to go bring them scraps. The big sow is pretty nasty to the little ones. She won't let them eat anything she can get her snout into.
There are also goats on the island. They seem to use the caves for shelter and stay mostly hidden amongst the bushes. You hear them bleat at dawn or dusk especially.
Yesterday on the second beach we call Pirate Beach, where we have our late afternoon Happy Hour a rooster, hen and four smaller hens came to the beach. So the domestic animals do OK there. Nobody seems to feed them on a regular basis.
Black Point has a good size Bahamian population. The mail boat came in this morning so our first stop was the store to buy Romaine lettuce, fruit, sweet peppers and rollsgeorge almost closed his wallet when she told him the rolls were $6.00. Black Point is very nice to cruisers. We can drop off our garbage for a donation and they allow us to fill our jerrycans with fresh reversr osmosis water, which is very good. On top off all that our WiFi antenna lets us pick up internet so we can receive and send email.
The daytime temp on the boat is 80 degrees. We had a very nice sail on the way over here. The solar panels are recharging the batteries, so life is good.
PS these nurse sharks were at Staniel Cay. They hover near the fish cleaning area

anchoring at Pipe Creek

16 February 2011
Anchoring is usually pretty easy thanks to our electric windlass. Here we were about to anchor at Pipe Creek We love our Rockna anchor. It holds the boat really well and lets us sleep at night without worrying about dragging anchor

Sliders at Sampson Cay

15 February 2011 | Sampson Cay
Penny
On tuesdays Sampson Cay has $2.00 specials Their dock fee is $2.00 a foot including water. That is a good deal if you need to fill up your big water tanks.(100 gallons) For lunch they had $2.00 sliders, chili, chickenwings or macaroni and cheese. So we all took a dinghyride to Sampson Cay just north of Big Major for lunch
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