|Vessel Make/Model:||Dolphin 460|
|Hailing Port:||Chicago, IL|
We're finally living the dream. After 4 months of working on the boat in Charleston, SC and 2 weeks of traveling down the coast and crossing the Gulf Stream, we're finally in the Bahamas. The crossing was more eventful than the weather forecasters predicted. The seas were forecasted to be 2-3 ft and the winds 8-13 kts. We experienced 2-8 fts seas and winds that were 20-25 kts with gusts up to 32 kts. Not the most enjoyable crossing but it was fast. During the 24 hours that we've been in West End, we've met lots of other cruisers ( most of which have been Canadians), been given fresh mahi mahi by a fisherman and purchase fresh conch salad and lobsters from some locals. Life is good. We put up a small sailboat size Christmas tree(3 ft.) and we keep our friends and family close to our heart during the holiday season and throughout our adventure!
The sunsets are so beautiful this time of year in the channel in Charleston!!
Last weekend we actually pulled away from the dock for a day!!!! Charleston is as beautiful by sea as it is by land! Rex has now taken the hydraulic system apart and is having parts rebuilt, we have ordered a new fridge and freezer and we should be receiving two new sump pumps for the showers! Hopefully after this we can slow down on the fixing and start up on the sailing!!! She is going to be better than new by the time Rex gets through with her!!
This is the first chance we have had to post on our blog since we arrived in Charleston almost two months ago. We thought since we began preparing for this adventure years ago we would have a pretty easy time getting everything done. Not true! With all the reading and researching we did proir to our [...]