Wendy & Burry Cruising

Back aboard, Headed south from Green Cove Springs, going to the Exhumas.

17 July 2013 | Nassau, New Providence
11 July 2013 | Black Point Settlement
11 July 2013 | Sampson Cay
11 July 2013 | Georgetown
11 July 2013 | Kingston
22 February 2013 | Sampson Cay
18 February 2013 | Waderick Wells
15 February 2013 | Waderick Wells
07 December 2012 | Green Cove Springs
22 May 2012 | Florida (jacksonvillle)
20 May 2012
19 May 2012 | Spanish Wells
19 May 2012 | Northern Exhumas
19 May 2012 | Little Farmers/Black Point
17 May 2012 | Emerald Bay on Great Exhuma
17 May 2012 | Little Farmers Cay
16 May 2012 | Black Point
01 May 2012 | Stanial Cay
11 March 2012 | Center of the Land and Sea Park
08 March 2012 | Shroud Cay

Down Florida

29 November 2011 | Vero Beach
Gorgeous Weather
So we pushed out of St Augustine with full tanks and full larders heading further south. Its just incredible how much nicer the weather is compared to last year. Great temps and gorgeous skys. Saw a few Manatee and lots of dolphins.
St Augustine to Daytonna is a good run, and we lucked in with a following current so made good time for most of it. Anchored in Daytonna just across from Halifax Harbor Marina and had a wonderful night. Great location with good protection, but a tricky shoal running N-S that can bite you. Need to enter from either the north or south and then creap into the anchorage. Interestingly some people ignore this anchorage because of the tidal range. The read the chartplotter and see a 3' tide. In reality Halifax River portion only has about 14", with the 3' tides refering to the Daytonna Beach station on the ocean vice the ICW.
Next day pushed off and had a short day running from Daytonna to Melbourne, about 30 miles. Dropped the hook in behind the Melbourne bridge just as a squall line pushed through. Most of it missed us and we had a very calm night. Next am early start and we were in Vero by noon. Topped up our tanks and grabbed a ball and were set for the week.
We rented a car and left Seahawk for a visit and to celebrate US Thanksgiving with our good friends Bob and Rusty, who have bought this gorgeous condo in Fort Myers. A great 5 days with time on the beach and checking out Naples and Fort Myers. Spent a great morning looking at the sand sculpture compitition, quite amazing. Spent the infamous Black Friday at a nature sanctuary where we came across 5 alligators. After seeing the news the next day I think we were safer than most Walmart shoppers! So after five days of too much food we drove back to Vero, sans Maggie, who is having an extended holiday with Bob and Rusty while we fly north next month.
Heading to Miami on Thursday, plan is for about 4 days. Hoping for a mooring ball with the sailing club there, which is much closer and more protected than the city mooring field, but will have to wait for a couple of days to confirm.
Should get some pics up tommorow, failing that next week lol.
Vessel Name: Seahawk X
Vessel Make/Model: Island Trader 41, Ketch
Hailing Port: Kingston, Ontario
Crew: Wendy, Burry, Maggie, Bartley (in our hearts)
About: Wendy and Burry have been married for 30+ years and moved aboard Seahawk when they were transfered from Maryland to New Jersey. Threw off the lines fall of 2010 and have been travelling the eastern seaboard and bahamas since.
Extra: We have two children we love a lot and miss, hoping they will visit us more once we are in the tropics lol. Tara is a budding bio scientist, recently married to Chris, and just completed her masters. Michael is in the Navel Reserve and has finished his degree and headed to Saskatoon with Megan.
Seahawk X's Photos - Last of Georgia (Main)
A week plus in Nassau with Tara and Chris
12 Photos
Created 10 July 2013
One of our favorite places.
11 Photos
Created 10 July 2013
Spent 3 weeks in Georgetown, met up with 'Sherry (Wendy's Sis) and Jason.
19 Photos
Created 10 July 2013
Ducked into Emerald bay to miss a storm and got stuck for three weeks
9 Photos
Created 4 May 2012
Little Farmers Cay.
7 Photos
Created 4 May 2012
Located on Great Guana Cay
7 Photos
Created 4 May 2012
Stanial Cay is home of the Thunderball Groto and swimming Pigs
20 Photos
Created 4 May 2012
We spent quite a while here, the center and HQ for the Land and Sea Park. Beautiful Cay with beaches, snorkling, hiking and no commercial enterprises.
19 Photos
Created 8 March 2012
First stop in the Land and Sea Park
8 Photos
Created 6 March 2012
Our first Cay in the Exhumas!
10 Photos
Created 6 March 2012
Quick trip cross stream to Bimini, cross banks to Frazier's Hog Cay then south to Exhumas via West Bay, New Providence
8 Photos
Created 6 March 2012
Trip south to Florida ending in Coconut Grove waiting for Crossing to Bahamas
13 Photos
Created 6 March 2012
Took the Dismal Swamp Canal this time, quite the experiance.
15 Photos
Created 29 November 2011
After a summer in Annapolis/Kingston, heading south once again.
6 Photos
Created 29 November 2011
West Palm to Amelia Island
18 Photos
Created 12 June 2011
Run from Abaco to West Palm, Fl
18 Photos
Created 17 May 2011
A few days on this resort Cay with an incredible beach
12 Photos
Created 17 May 2011
Couple of days in this exquisite island.
22 Photos
Created 27 April 2011
Short visit to Guana
10 Photos
Created 27 April 2011
Time in around Marsh Harbour
24 Photos
Created 24 April 2011
The trip from Bimini to the Abacos
16 Photos
Created 5 April 2011
Short two day stay at this lovely small island group
24 Photos
Created 31 March 2011
Last month and departure from Boot Key
17 Photos
Created 25 March 2011
First two weeks of time in Marathon in the middle keys
25 Photos
Created 31 January 2011
Family at Key West over New Years
31 Photos
Created 14 January 2011
Our time in Coconut Grove over Christmas and Mike and TL join us.
20 Photos
Created 8 January 2011
Our Run from St Augustine down to Miami.
25 Photos
Created 25 December 2010
Entry into Florida and St Augustine
30 Photos
Created 9 December 2010
Run from Savana to St Mary's
29 Photos
Created 6 December 2010
Run from Charleston and into Savannah
26 Photos
Created 27 November 2010
The run from Oriental to Charlestown was a huge variety of scenery
61 Photos
Created 19 November 2010
Hampton to Oriental via the Virginia Cut
63 Photos
Created 9 November 2010
Our run from Annapolis with stops in Solomon's and Reedville ending in Hampton, Va
52 Photos
Created 2 November 2010
Fall in Annapolis with great weather and good friends!
55 Photos
Created 26 October 2010
Second leg of heading south
47 Photos
Created 10 October 2010
Final preps and departure from Liberty Landing Marina
17 Photos
Created 4 October 2010
Assorted pictures of the two seadogs
7 Photos
Created 16 September 2009
Pictures of our sailboat
8 Photos
Created 16 September 2009

The Adventures of the Vanderveers

Who: Wendy, Burry, Maggie, Bartley (in our hearts)
Port: Kingston, Ontario