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

Sailboats, sailboats and More sailboats!

10 October 2015 | Annapolis, MD
Annapolis is sailboat paradise!!! From the moment you get even close to the city you see sails on the horizon. From the sleek blue sloops of the Navy Academy racers to the tiny one-designs of the sailing schools there are sailboats. No one appears to be interested in putting the boats away for the winter.

We spent our first three days in the area in Weems Creek, up the Severn River from Annapolis. There we poached on a Navy Academy mooring ball (guidebook said this is OK as the Navy only uses them for hurricane anchorage). This was a great place to regroup, clean up and rest before the boat show.

We docked at the Eastport Yacht Center in Back Creek for the four days of the boat show. Docks were fixed and rickety and expensive, but the staff was outstanding and the marina facilities more than adequate. A short walk took us to a great little breakfast deli. We took the Water Taxi right off our dock each day for a ride to and from the show in Spa Creek.

The show itself was amazing. Most of the stalls, tents and booths are supported on extended docks. We checked out solar, purchased charts for the Bahamas, and wandered among the fabulous new boats for two days. Luckily we were advised (thank you, Tom) to visit Middleton's for oyster shooters and beer to negate our midday meltdown.

Nightime was spent in several parties with our Milwaukee friends. We were treated to a spectacular thunderstorm while on Uproar the first night, and a marvelous dinner at Mark and Cindi Duhmig's the second. So good to see you all... there were over a dozen of us!!!

The last day we moved the two boats (Whisper and Uproar) to the city moorings in Spa Creek so that we could be close to the show. We dinked in mid afternoon to be onhand for the show tear down. With Pusser's Painkillers in hand, we cheered as the docks were disassembled and the boats freed from their moorings. It was a huge party and it took it's toll. Last that night we had a difficult time finding Whisper on her mooring ball out in the harbor. We need to purchase some distinctive lighting to put in the rigging for future shore expeditions.
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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
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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
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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