EXuma Land and Sea Park12/24/2010
We just arrived in Paradise and we'll be here for several days. I will be catching up on blogs and emails over the next while,
still safe and sound12/23/2010
im sending this from my kindle _no internet yet. Maybe tomorrow. In Allans Cay Moving to Exuma Land ans Sea Park tomorrow. Will fill im gaps then.
Safe and Sound12/21/2010
Hi all, don't have time to catch up on our several days of adventures today. Suffice it to say that I have the fodder for a couple of good posts. We arrived in Nassau yesterday after a rollicking (Judy and Chopin use other choice words) sail from Fraziers Hog Cay in the Berry Islands. WE hope to head out today to start our cruise of the Exumas. I will compose the intervening posts and load them when I next get internet access.
We are now anchored off of Key Biscayne and expecting to leave USA early tomorrow morning to head to Bahamas. It's only 45 miles or so across but it is a very complicated an dangerous piece of water 'cause of the need to cross the gulf stream. An abbreviated post for now and it may be several days before we get internet again so don't worry about us. We'll fill in the blanks when we get to Nassau, in a few days.
Miami Vice Grips12/13/2010
With that fuel problem we had, I determine that I'll need to get the fuel cleaned or "polished" and not run the risk of an unreliable engine in our anticipated winter in the Bahamas. We are able to access just about any service here at Crandon Park and I get the name of a guy who does fuel cleaning. He agrees to come on Sunday and we then have to make arrangements with the Marina to bring Sea Sharp into a slip where he can access her with his equipment. The Marina folks are very cooperative and find a convenient slip for us to use for this procedure. The bigger chore is accessing the fuel tank.
Audacious in the Miami Cup12/13/2010
So after a quiet night in Lake Sylvia and decompressing after our engine problem, we head out for Miami. Again, we're going into the Atlantic for this relatively short 25 mile trip. It is very pleasant but there's that constant nagging at the back of my mind that the motor will again conk out when we're entering the very busy Miami shipping channel. But, the engine shows no hesitation. I will want, however, to do something about the fuel because I know there's got to be more junk in the tank.
Preparing for Retirement Trip
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