Whisper Sailing

Bill and Judy's adventures continue..........

24 April 2017 | Bahamas
03 April 2017 | Thompson Bay
31 March 2017 | Great Exuma
28 February 2017 | Palm Cay Marina
17 February 2017 | Palm Cay Marina, Nassau, Bahamas
27 January 2017 | Little Farmers Cay, Exemas
14 January 2017 | Exuma Bahamas
26 December 2016 | Spanish Wells, Bahamas
19 December 2016 | Devils Cay, Berry Islands
19 December 2016 | Addison NASA Bridge
19 December 2016 | Cave Cay to Spence Rock
04 December 2016 | Abacos Bahamas
12 November 2016 | Jacksonville Beach FL
05 May 2016 | Darien, GA
23 April 2016 | Gulf Stream
22 April 2016 | Northern Abaco
10 April 2016 | Abaco
31 March 2016 | Exuma, Eleuthra, Abaco
30 March 2016 | Bahamas
09 March 2016 | B;ackpoint Settlement. Exumas

A Week of Sun and Wind

29 July 2015 | North Channel, Ontario
WOW so far this year, we have sailed more miles than in all three past years combined! Weather has been predictable, sunny warm days with gentle breeze in the morning turns into sunny and WINDY in the afternoon. That is great when headed away from the wind...but when headed into it, that can be interesting......

We stopped in Little Current for ice on our way west last week (Bill, Sue and me) heading for Logan Bay on Clapperton Island. Wind was on the nose when we left, and built as we traveled out of the channel. It was pretty bouncy so we closed all the ports and hatches and secured all the stuff that was loose below. The wind built..... 20+ knots, 4-6 foot seas... with higher gusts and larger occasional waves. Really no problem for Lake Michigan sailors, but we are on vacation, not a boat delivery! Oh oh..... the dinghy decided to take off on her own (broken shackle) so a rescue was needed. Once secured back to the boat, we congratulated ourselves on executing our MOB practice for the year.

And Logan Bay was way too far away and too far upwind, so we rounded Amedroz Island and headed into the calm waters there. Oh, I neglected to mention the forward hatch was not secured properly and EVERYTHING was wet. A week later, we are still finding things to dry out.

On the other hand, when the wind is at our back, it is glorious. We were joined three days ago by Russ and Lisa on Uproar and we both had a marvelous spinnaker run between Eagle Island and Sturgeon Cove. The west wind is bringing us warm water too, as our three swims testify. Russ says the water was 81 degrees.

We are now in Little Current, celebrating the Cruisers' Net Rendezvous last night with new and old friends, and working on a leaky dinghy today. We've got a bit of weather coming through, so we are hanging out in the air conditioned comfort of Uproar, instead of the 95 degree temps outside.
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Vessel Name: Whisper
Vessel Make/Model: Tartan 34-2
Hailing Port: Milwaukee WI
Crew: Bill and Judy
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Whisper's Photos - Main
Every shade of blue-green-purple greets our eyes on a continuing basis
15 Photos
Created 24 April 2017
Our first island anchorages were in the Berries. Sugar sand beaches, clear blue water, conch and starfish, everyday a new wonderful experience.
10 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We are spending over a week in Bimini waiting for weather to cross to the Berry Islands (a 75 mile crossing that will require two good days). So we walk, drive, and dinghy our way around North Bimini to learn about the land and the people.
20 Photos
Created 6 February 2016
There were many projects we did to upgrade Whisper to a more efficient, comfortable, safe and enjoyable boat.
7 Photos
Created 10 January 2016
The many contrasting scenes on the Intercoastal Waterway
36 Photos
Created 25 December 2015
Our favorite anchorage on the eastern shore. The cove featured St Martin Point house and grounds, a 19th century home with accommodations for eighteen people, currently available as vacation rental. Dan, the caretaker invited us to explore the house and grounds.
14 Photos
Created 28 October 2015
6 Photos
Created 27 October 2015
Workboat Festival
8 Photos
Created 26 October 2015
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
7 Photos
Created 25 October 2015
Boat show
6 Photos
Created 11 October 2015
Highlights of our stay in the Big Apple
14 Photos
Created 2 October 2015
Fixed bridges, lift bridges, railroad bridges, road bridges, bridges to nowhere.
8 Photos
Created 13 September 2015
"I stayed too long at the fair"
12 Photos
Created 11 September 2015
5 Photos
Created 1 September 2015
I walked from the yacht club to the downtown area to purchase a nautical chart at the general store. Charming homes from the mid-1800s with fenced in yards and patios. Main square at City Hall has umbrella tables and chairs to enjoy the fresh air. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants, wished we could stay longer.
7 Photos
Created 27 August 2015
Transiting the 243 miles of the Trent Severn Waterway system
5 Photos
Created 25 August 2015
Into the Georgian Bay
7 Photos
Created 6 August 2015
We took Whisper on a loop through the French River Small Craft Route with Russ and Lisa onboard. Uproar can't do the route because of depth...and maybe width!
8 Photos
Created 3 August 2015
We spent the past week attempting to show Sue all of our favorite places... we got in quite a few!!!
7 Photos
Created 23 July 2015
First anchorage in Canada
4 Photos
Created 14 July 2015
Scenes from one of our favorite places on Lake Michigan
5 Photos
Created 10 July 2015
Preparation for our extended cruise from Milwaukee, WI to the Bahamas and ????
3 Photos
Created 17 June 2015