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

More Locks!

04 September 2015 | Lake Ontario to Baldwinsville
We had two quiet evenings on the water after we left Clayton. Whisper anchored behind the breakwall in Cape Vincent the first night. We didn't go ashore and there were only a few boats in the harbor. We had a constant surge off the Lake most of the night, but it was restful. Morning came with fog, but not as thick as the previous day so we were able to cast off fairly early.

The second day we docked on the day wall in Sackets Harbor, a lovely 1800s village that came into prominence in the War of 1812. We walked the quiet streets until we came to Tin Pan Alley, a restaurant highly recommended by Linda Hagemann. We had a fabulous lunch...Bill said the best corned beef ever, followed by a visit to their bakery for supplies for the next morning. Whisper anchored out east of town to watch an incredible sunset. A group of several dozen paddlers (kayak and standup) went out in the bay to watch the sunset... fun for us to watch as well.

We got up early the next day to make the crossing from Sackets Harbor to Oswego. It only took us 5 hours to motor there as water was flat. We were not pleasantly surprised by the locks that appeared before us almost as soon as we entered the Oswego harbor. The NY locks are unlike those on the Trent Severn.... larger, longer and extremely dirty. Instead of fixed cables, many of the tie-ons are pipes or loose ropes which are difficult to 'catch' when you are motoring in to the lock. We had a couple of 'interesting' lock thrus. It took us another four hot and sweaty hours to travel the 7 locks of the Oswego River. We only saw one other boat the entire way!

At Lock #1 there is a nice wooden wall complete with umbrella tables and potted plants for a shore tie. Water and electricity are on the docks and docking is FREE! We were hot and tired and cranky so it was a welcome stop.

We had one more lock and a long motorboat ride in the river to get to Baldwinsville. We tied up at our destination docked next to the graveyard mid-morning and were met by Bill's niece, Betsy, who carted us and our dirty laundry off to her air conditioned house. We'll stay with Betsy for several days waiting for Uproar to catch up to us. Land activities and freeways seems strange after being on the water for so long.
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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