s/v KOKOMO - Denny & Becky

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25 April 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
24 April 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
23 April 2017 | Great Guana Cay, Bahamas
22 April 2017 | Man-O-War
21 April 2017 | Hope Town, Abaco
20 April 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
17 April 2017 | Albaco, Bahamas
12 April 2017 | Hope Town, Abaco
07 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
06 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
04 April 2017 | Abaco's Bahama's
03 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
01 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
25 March 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Amaco Bahama
23 March 2017 | Bahamas
21 March 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
18 March 2017 | Manjack Cay, Abaco's Bahamas
15 March 2017 | Masch Harbor Abacos
11 March 2017 | Manjack Cay, Abaco's Bahamas
10 March 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco's Bahamas

Good-Bye Bahamas

25 April 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
Becky/80 degrees, sunny & beautiful
Today begins our crossing to the U.S.A. We will be posting our blog remotely via our single side band radio. I will try and post our lat & long so you can see on the map where we are. Denny has been listening to the weather man Chris Parker and this should be an easy crossing of 10-15 knots of wind. Just what I like, the boat moves at a comfortable speed.

The above photo is our son Drew and his wife Erica. They went to a military ball. Such a good-looking couple!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Good-Bye Family

24 April 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
Becky/80 degrees, sunny & beautiful
Denny and his mom walking the beach at Bakers Bay. What a wonderful 5 days! So nice to spend time with Kaeje, Joanne & Joy! The boat will be very quiet now that they are on their way home.

We will be provisioning, cleaning up and resting today. In a couple days, probably Wednesday we leave for a 5 day crossing from the Bahamas to Dennis Point in Maryland. Here we will take the boat out of the water for 3 months while we do some repairs, cleaning the bottom, varnish the toe rail and waxing the haul. Kokomo needs some love.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Kaeje Memories

23 April 2017 | Great Guana Cay, Bahamas
Becky/80 degrees, windy, cloudy
We have been having such great family time! Denny has been calling Kaeje "niecey", as she is our only and favorite niece! I've been blessed to have made such good memories with Kaeje!

We swam together


Helped in the kitchen, here she made a cake, it was delicious!


Played on the beach


We collected shells and made bracelets


We made up our hair to match


Kaeje and Joy took us out to dinner to Grabbers. It was so good!

Life is great on KOKOMO!

Becky

Man-O-War

22 April 2017 | Man-O-War
Becky/80 degrees, sunny & beautiful
We walked the town of Man-O-War. Looked at all of the old boats and new ones the boat builders were working on. I think we went into every shop on the island and came out with bags in every shop on the island. After a long day of shopping and walking, we went to my favorite restaurant - Dock & Dine. Here we were met by the two waitress and the chef. They remembered I told them we had special family members coming and they treated us like royalty!

Another perfect day!

Becky

Hope Town

21 April 2017 | Hope Town, Abaco
Becky/80 degrees, sunny & beautiful
The above photo is all of us having pina colada's with umbrella's. Of course Kaeje (7 years old) has no alcohol and she loved it!

We toured Hope Town and climbed all the steps to the top of the Elbow Cay Lighthouse.



It really is beautiful at the top. You can look down and see all of Hope Town.

When we got back to the boat, Kaeje, Denny and myself jumped into the coooold water (76 degrees). After the initial shock, we got use to the water temp.

Having a great time with family!

Becky

Family Visit

20 April 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas
Becky/80 degrees, sunny & beautiful
Denny's brother Michael has sent us his mother-in-law (Joy), his daughter (Kaeje) and his mother (Joanne) to KOKOMO. We are delighted to have the aboard and we are ready to show them all the beautiful islands in the Abacos.

Life is good on KOKOMO!

Becky

See Ya Jansen's

17 April 2017 | Albaco, Bahamas
Becky/80 degrees, sunny
We said good-bye to our friends Steve and Rena. It has been a busy 8 days! We are so greatful they came all this way to visit us!

Thanks again and we will see you this summer!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Visiting Friends

12 April 2017 | Hope Town, Abaco
Becky/80 degrees, windy
We have our long time traveling friends Steve & Rena visiting us. It has been very windy, so we are not going to be able to show them as much of the Abacos as we would like. We did go on a long, long, long bike ride in Hope Town. Did I say long? Didn't realize how long Hope Town really is, now I know! Enjoyed every minute of the beautiful scenery.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

All Smiles

07 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
Becky/81 degrees, sunny & beautiful
Thanks for all the prayers, they worked. The storm wasn't as bad as Chris Parker predicted. We did have gusts up to 35 knots, plus thunder, lightening and rain. I also think we are in a protected area and it may have been worse around the corner.

The above photo is Hope Town harbor. Taken at the top of the lighthouse. But where we are at is similar.

We had a very nice dinner on s/v Pas de Deux with Donna and Dave aboard their Catana 471. They are such a nice couple and are full of good information as they are from Virginia. We are heading to Virginia the end of the month.

We're not making as much water as we should. We have two water pumps and one of them doesn't sound right. So Denny took it all apart, cleaned it and put it back together. Still sounds bad. Guess it's back to taking it apart again today.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Gale Storm Tonight

06 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
Becky/81 degrees, sunny & beautiful, light wind for now
There is a gale force storm coming tonight. Gale is winds over 35 knots (42 miles per hour) and our weather man, Chris Parker who Denny listens to every morning at 6:30 am, says it will start at 9 pm tonight with rain and gusts up to 50 knots. YIKS! We've been invited over to dinner at another cruisers boat (47' Catamaran) and they said they would have us back on the boat before the big blow. At least we are in a protected bay and hopefully there won't be any drama.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Basketball

04 April 2017 | Abaco's Bahama's
Denny, wind and sun
The Abaco's are a good place. you get the feel of the tropics but the conveniences of home. I do like Collage basketball and Gonzaga was playing for the title so last night Becky and I went in to watch the game. The Bahamas is on east coast time so the game started at 9:20pm and ended at 11:45pm. This is a big deal to me as we like to be in bed by 9:20 or so. Today is a day of rest, luxury of being retired. It was a good game to watch. The end was a let down but for the most part we were on the edge of our seat. No beers to drown the sorrows. The bar did last call at 11pm and were waiting to close the doors when the game ended. Today we get back to normal. play games, do a project, walk the town, watch a movie and be in bed at 9.

like is good on Kokomo

Becky Blows the Conch Shell

03 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
When we visited Man-O-War, I purchased a conch shell that had a hole in it so I could make a horn sound. You hear this horn sound at sunset, as many cruisers get out their conch shell and blow. Now I can contribute. By not having any previous horn blowing lessons, it does take some practicing and full lungs. Now I can get back at Denny for all his guitar practicing!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Good Times in the Abacos

01 April 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
Becky/81 degrees, sunny & beautiful
Our long time friend Frank Coletta and his wife Beth live in Port Aransas, Texas. We have been showing them around the Abaco Islands and having a great time. Below are some photos.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Hope Town Lighthouse. The last kerosene manned lighthouse in the world.


A couple of stingray's checking us out.


Found the pigs in Abaco.


The water temp and air is finally warm enough to have a cocktail in the water!


Frank is a boat builder, so he loved looking around Man-O-War!


Never had a friend bring a dress that I already had.

New Cruiser Friends

25 March 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Amaco Bahama
Becky/windy
We've been invited to dinner on our new friends 47' catamaran. Actually the main reason for the invite is a rematch to playing dominos. This time we play, it is their boat rules to the game. Should be fun.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Fun with family

23 March 2017 | Bahamas
Denny/windy
This week my aunt and uncle rented a charter boat with some friends in the Bahamas. We were lucky enough to have some time off so we went to join them. We had lunch in Bakers Bay and dinner at Grabbers on Great Guana Cay. It was fun to meet their friends and share our world with them for a day. As it turns out we have several friends and acquaintances in common back home. We're not to surprised as fun people attract fun people and Barb and Curt are our favorite fun relatives.

SWANNY, If you read this drop me a note. We should get together when I'm in town in August. SMILE

Life is good on Kokomo

Denny

Vessel Name: Kokomo
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 425
Hailing Port: Tacoma, Washington
Crew: Denny & Becky Flannigan
About:
After ten years of planning a trip around the world, we have given up our life on land to head to bluer pastures with the hopes of staying young as long as possible. Our mission is to have fun while moving about the earth. [...]
Extra: We have two boys and two grandson's and several friends and family of all ages. Our hope is that those we know will decide to spend some time with us. Life is enjoyed most when you share it with those your closest to.
Home Page: http://www.kokomosailing.com/
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Who: Denny & Becky Flannigan
Port: Tacoma, Washington

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