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

Nor'easter! Part Two

30 September 2015 | Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay
The weather report for Monday indicated the wind and waves were moderating but still coming down the coast from the north northeast. Conditions later in the week were becoming a concern with both the prediction of higher winds and waves and the potential hurricane coming up from the south. So we took our chances and left the marina early in the morning to give us plenty of daylight to get to Cape May. Once we were out of the inlet, the sailing weather was perfect... a moderate breeze and two to three foot waves. The boats ate up the miles as we sailed down the coast.

Cape May Inlet was a washing machine with current and wind creating confused seas between the breakwalls, but once inside it was nice and calm. Uproar anchored off the Coast Guard station, Whisper continued west to the South Jersey Marina and a slip. The advantages of the slip were many, but first was the close proximity of a seafood restaurant with a raw bar - oysters!! The second advantage was the luxurious washroom facilities...we felt we were at the Kohler Design Center spa! The third was the perfect place for a Green Bay Packer party... in the laundry room which featured a huge flat screen TV! The Uproar crew joined us for the game and to celebrate Lisa's birthday.

The weather predictions pushed us onward. To catch a favorable current up the Delaware Bay we left Cape May at dark o'clock. That worked beautifully as we had the current pushing us all the way up the Bay and then it turned and carried us through the C&D Canal as well. Lisa found a great spot for the evening, Chesapeake City, a town on the border of Delaware and Maryland with homes and buildings that date to the mid 1800s. "Half price pizza Tuesday" completed our day.

Wednesday took us out into the Chesapeake Bay for another great sail. We knew we had one more day of favorable weather before the nasty stuff caught up with us. There was still uncertainty of what Hurricane Joaquin was going to do. We anchored at Worton Creek on the east shore, tucked into the northeast corner for a calm night.

We parted ways the next morning, as Uproar headed for the Seven Seas Cruising Association GAM (cruising rendezvous) south of Annapolis, and Whisper headed for Baltimore harbor to wait out the weather.
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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