s/v KOKOMO - Denny & Becky

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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
08 March 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco's Bahamas
07 March 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco's Bahamas
06 March 2017 | Marsh Harbour, Abaco's Bahamas

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

Great Memories!

21 March 2017 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos Bahamas
Becky/80 degrees, sunny and beautiful!
We said "good-bye" to the Musica's today. We all had a wonderful trip! Below are some highlights.

The fella's looking like gangsters


Karen and I just looking good!


Eric and I going paddle boarding, it was a beautiful day!


Mike caught a 3 lbs. pompano, it was delicious!


Mike and Denny enjoying a pipe


Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Good Friends

18 March 2017 | Manjack Cay, Abaco's Bahamas
Becky/74 high, 63 low, light wind
Our friends from home came for a visit. Mike, Karen and their son Eric (21 yrs old) are with us for 5 days. We had a nice sail to Green Turtle. We fished but didn't catch anything. We took a walk in the town and got some homemade ice cream, it was delicious! Also bought some lobster tails and had them for an appetizer. After dinner, we heard some music playing on the beach. So we got in the dinghy and found the party. It was at the Pineapple Bar. There was live music, dancing, and drinks were a flowing! Great time!

The next day we sailed to Manjack Cay. Here Eric and I got on the paddle boards and went to shore. The rest came by dinghy and we took a walk on a trail to the other side of the island. When we came up and over the hill and saw the water, it was gorgeous! We walked the beach and found many beautiful shells. Later in the evening the wind stopped completely and it was so quiet and still. Haven't seen this since we've been here. The stars were out and bright. It was a peaceful evening. Eric slept outside under the beautiful sky.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Marsh Harbor Anchorage

15 March 2017 | Masch Harbor Abacos
Denny, wind and sun
Marsh Harbor, The winter northern fronts are still rolling threw the aria on a weekly basis. When the wind comes from the West or North West most anchorages are exposed to the weather. this makes Marsh Harbor a little crowded. We are used to lots of anchor space so it is a little frustrating to see boats so close together. There are several boats here that have limited anchoring experience and it shows. Are new afternoon activity is to sit in the cockpit and watch as people come and go. If someone tries to anchor to close to someone else the international sign for your to close is displayed. This is to stand on the front of your boat with you hands on your hips with elbows out to the side. We call this showing you "Bitch Wings". If you get the Bitch Wing sign but think your ok then you hold your arms out to the side with there palms facing up and shrug there shoulders. This starts a "Stare off". At this point either the new boat moves or he anchors and ignores the other boat. The boat next to us is frustrated with at least 4 different boats around him and spends most of his day staring and each boat with bitch wings fully displayed. No one can understand what his problem is. We are all getting a laugh at his expense. Tonight the wind is supposed to blow and change direction to the north or north east. I hope no one hits our neighbors boat. I would hate to think he was right about his concerns. For now though I think I will have another beer and watch the anchorage dance.
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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Port: Tacoma, Washington

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