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

Do We Stay or Go?

19 December 2016 | Devils Cay, Berry Islands
We spent a wonderful weekend waiting out stormy, windy weather at Great Harbor Cay Marina, meeting new friends and reviving old relationships, working on boat projects and enjoying a wonderful Sunday brunch with Deb and Paul, Tumi from the UK, at a boutique hotel not far down the beach. We spent three days at dock and two nights at anchor within the Cove of Five Pirates (we saw none). But it was time for the next adventure so we headed out on a calm sunny day to one of our favorite anchorages at the Hoffman-Devil Cays, still part of the Berry Island chain. Not yet used to watching the tides carefully, we arrived at the outer cay at exactly low tide, which meant we couldn't get past the 4 foot spot on our route into the anchorage. So we anchored in White Cay off a sandy beach to relax and enjoy the view until we had sufficient water to continue. While waiting we were visited by the crew of Water Music, a Hunter 49 from Deltaville VA, whom we had just met at GHCM.

At 4:30 we decided we needed to take our chance or we would soon run out of daylight. We had no problem getting past the skinny part and made our way to a spot off the southern tip of Devil Cay. It was just as we remembered it, endless clear blue-green water sparkled in the setting sun, the tree covered hills on the various cays protecting us from the Atlantic winds and surf. There were 6-8 boats at anchor throughout the area but none in our particular spot. We celebrated with wine and a dinner of freshly caught fish.

We planned to stay only one day and then take advantage of a calm day to cross to our next location, but listening the morning weather report we learned there would probably be another weather window next week. It is like that here.... There is always another day. It didn't take much to persuade us to stay, despite the warnings for strong winds between now and then. We moved Whisper to a more protected spot within the anchorage, then went on a dinghy ride to let Bill try his luck for more fish.
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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