31 January 2016 | Hog Cay
28 January 2016 | Rudder Cut Cay
24 January 2016 | The Majors
17 January 2016 | Pipe Creek
09 January 2016 | Nassau
05 January 2016 | Devils/Hoffman
02 January 2016 | Bullocks Harbour
31 December 2015 | Lake Worth
25 December 2015 | Stuart Florida
24 December 2015 | Stuart Florida
16 December 2015 | Fort Pierce
15 December 2015 | Fort Pierce
02 November 2015 | Fort Pierce
01 September 2015 | Lake Erie
23 March 2014 | Fort Pierce
21 March 2014 | Lucaya
19 March 2014 | Stirrup Cays
18 March 2014 | Bullock's Harbour
14 March 2014 | Fowl Cay
08 March 2014 | Nassau

Sweet hitch hiker

08 December 2012 | Peck Lake
Howard warm/unsettled
Finally, after working on the boat for four weeks we are finally in the water and on our way South to wait at Lake Worth for a good weather window before crossing over to the Bahamas. It took some time to get the boat ready this year but it's probably only slightly longer than average, most boat owners take around three weeks, some a little longer and some not so long, it all depends on the number of projects needing to be done and this year we had lots of them. Working with the custom and immigration people this year has been a real hassle, last spring when we came back from the Bahamas they took our cruising permit away and also our boat ownership papers saying that this was a new rule when storing the boat at a marina for the summer. Now we go to get a new cruising permit and they won't give us one, the rules have changed again; the old permit has expired and before issuing us a new one the boat must leave the country for 15 days and when we return they will then issue us a new one, it wasn't like that for us before. I can hardly wait for next year to see what other crazy rules they can come up with, they don't make it easy for boaters, it's almost like they are trying to discourage us. On a lighter note, if you look closely at the above photo you will see a small gecko that is hitching a ride with us, maybe to the Bahamas, I hope his passport and papers are in order or there will be hell to pay for him and for us
Vessel Name: S/V Chrispammel
Vessel Make/Model: Pearson 365
Hailing Port: Port Colborne, Canada
Crew: Lois & Howard
About: Lois is Admiral and navigator, Howard is captain and deck hand. We have been sailing for over 20 years, mostly on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. In 2006 we retired to spend more time cruising, since then we have spent the winters cruising Florida , Bahamas and Cuba.
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S/V Chrispammel

Who: Lois & Howard
Port: Port Colborne, Canada