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

Happy Sweet 16 New Year

03 January 2016
The holidays are nearly over and we have time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one. As of today, it is exactly six months since we left the slip at South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee. In many ways the time has flown by. Lake Michigan, Beaver Island, the North Channel seem so far away. But we've brought them closer through holiday message exchanges from the friends we've made through our sailing adventures.

Looking back, there are some highlights we'll remember for a long long time:
*Transiting Collins Inlet under sail with Uproar (Russ and Lisa) thanks to the great west winds we enjoyed in the North Channel

*Meeting up with not one, but two, sets of long time sailing friends at Britt (White Star and Mutual Attraction)

*Building the mast cradle at Wye Heritage, Midland, on the hottest day of the summer (thanks, Jim, for all your help)

*All 45 locks of the Trent Severn Canal system, plus a few more on the Oswego and Erie. We are now locking experts!

*Sailing past the Statue of Liberty on Whisper before taking our mooring off Upper West Manhattan

*The teardown party after the Annapolis Boat Show (not to include misplacing Whisper in the maze of moored boats at midnight)

*Oysterfest extraordinaire at La Trappe Creek (five dozen oysters and one pearl) with oysters we picked and shucked ourselves

*Meandering the Dismal Swamp and the many faces of the ICW through Virginia, the Carolinas and even Georgia

*Thanksgiving weekend in Savannah with Debbie and Paul and our introduction to fantastic southern food specialties

*Christmas Eve and New Years Eve dinners with Brian and Maria in Ft Lauderdale with Whisper safely docked at their condo marina

We are currently working on the project list prior to taking off for the Bahamas. Our new bimini with solar panels should be installed by the end of the week. We'll start monitoring Chris Parker's weather report to look for a favorable day to cross to begin our Island lifestyle. We plan to stay in the Bahamas for several months, then look for a spot in Georgia to put the boat so we can return to Milwaukee for the summer.
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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