|Vessel Make/Model:||Hunter 460|
|Hailing Port:||Fairplay, Colorado|
|Crew:||Paul & Karen Harris|
After a 12/3 departure in the wee hours of the morning we dodged crab pots along the west coast of Florida and sailed on. After a couple overnight stops we made a 26 hour run from Marathon to West End. With a nice breeze and help from the Gulf Stream we ran 8-9 knots all night. Our smoothest and fastest crossing yet. Sadly had to sit in West End a few days but then we moved on and arrived in Green Turtle Cay. 9 days-we were happy. Andrew, the ever great dockmaster greeted us. The weather has been cool but we are enjoying it. Improvements around the area included a PAVED road all the way to town WOW. Family will join us for the holiday and then we will do some more exploring ourselves. We look forward to this winter sailing season.
After a summer sitting behind the house and surviving hurricane Irma, the boat is ready to go. I don't think she has ever been this clean. You could almost eat out the lockers. Because she was beyond naked for the hurricane, we pretty much started from scratch. We actually have our spare bedroom [...]
Well Satagraco and her crew got to the house and her dock. Thanks to tropical storm Colin there was plenty of water in the canal system. We had an uneventful overnight sail from Marco Island. Leaving in the evening and sailing overnight probably gave us a little cooler temperature.
We left Green Turtle Cay (sadly) and spent a couple of days crossing the banks and anchoring in a couple more cays. We wanted to enjoy all the beautiful water while we could. We positioned ourselves in West End and had a lovely crossing of the gulf on 5/13. We had to motor across which after [...]
Well we waited a little longer and enjoyed the Green Turtle Cay Heritage Festival. The event covered 3 days but we decided to go yesterday (Saturday). We were told it was the Big day. After riding our bicycles into town we joined the festivities. We found some lunch--grouper burgers and watched [...]
During one of our recent dingy trips to different beaches and coves we found a bottle with a message in it. How often does that happen? On a little spit of land not far from the end of Green Turtle Cay the Atlantic sits on one side and Gillium Bay is on the other. All kinds of items come ashore [...]