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Vessel Name: Satagraco
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter 460
Hailing Port: Fairplay, Colorado
Crew: Paul & Karen Harris
20 May 2016 | Port Charlotte, FL
09 May 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
23 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
16 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
04 April 2016 | Hopetown, Abaco, Bahamas
29 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor
19 March 2016 | Great Guana Cay
19 March 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
03 March 2016 | Green Turtle Cay
25 February 2016 | Key Biscayne, Florida
21 February 2016 | Marathon, FL
08 November 2015 | Port Charlotte, FL
08 November 2015
27 October 2015 | St. Augustine, FL
21 October 2015 | Charleston, SC
11 October 2015 | Chesapeake, VA
01 October 2015 | Deltaville, VA
19 September 2015 | Deltaville, VA
31 August 2015 | St. Mary's City, MD
13 August 2015 | Steamboat Springs, CO
Recent Blog Posts
20 May 2016 | Port Charlotte, FL

ALMOST THERE

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 [...]

09 May 2016 | Green Turtle Cay

HERITAGE FESTIVAL

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 [...]

23 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

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 [...]

16 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay

Time Flies

Yikes I am further behind than I realized. Time has been flying by.

04 April 2016 | Hopetown, Abaco, Bahamas

Another new place

After family left and we waited out a nasty night of weather we ventured on to Hopetown. Certainly not a long sail but one that we needed to time to the rising tide in order to get into the harbor. It did help that we sent Spindrift v.2 ahead of us going in. They draw a little less than us. [...]

29 March 2016 | Marsh Harbor

More visits, places and fun

Half of our family arrived last week to sail and explore with us. The weather stayed nice which enabled us to sail out of Green Turtle and go to other islands. We spent two nights back at Manjack Cay. While the chickens did not appear this time we did see turtles, starfish and were able to feed [...]

Blue, blu water

09 December 2012 | Alicetown, Bimini Bahamas
Co-Captain 2
WE MADE IT!!!!! We left Key Biscayne about 6:45 this morning along with 6 other boats. There was no official "buddying" up but it almost seemed like someone yelled start and we were all off. 3 other boats that left with us arrived about the same time and we always had each other in sight. 2 boats headed further north. All the sails went up just after we cleared the Key Biscayne Channel. We ended up motor sailing a lot of the trip. The winds did not come as southerly as expected. The trip was great. It took us about 8 hours. One of the boats followed us into the harbor. He said he had trouble the last time he came in. Very trusting considering we have never been here before. The boat behind had reserved the end of the dock. We have a slip that was tricky to get into. The tidal current was really strong and it wanted to push us sideways as we backed in. We finally got us in.

The water became more and more blue as we sailed. Our depth meter stopped reading at 500 feet about an hour off the Florida shore. It started again about a mile off the Bahamian shore. The water became clear, aqua as we got close to shore. The waters around here still blow us away every time we see it.

We are staying tomorrow instead of leaving for West End. We are going to explore the town and beaches.

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