Wyvern's Wanderings

Vessel Name: Wyvern
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Irwin Ketch
Hailing Port: El Jobean, Florida
Crew: Charlie and Phyllis Atha
About: After living aboard our 42' Irwin for almost 10 years, we sold her and bought a home in El Jobean, Florida. Bought a storm damaged 1996 Hunter 45 and have been working on it for the past 3 years. THEN we sold the Hunter and purchased the Irwin back. Feels like home!
Extra: Both Charlie and Phyllis are USCG licensed captains and ASA sailing instructors.
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22 May 2017 | Home, El Jobean, Florida
21 May 2017 | St. James City, Florida
20 May 2017 | Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida
19 May 2017 | Little Shark River, Everglades National Park, Florida
18 May 2017 | Jewfish Hole, Long Key, Florida Keys
16 May 2017 | Key Largo, Florida
15 May 2017 | Gun Cay, Bahamas
14 May 2017 | 35 nm southeast of Bimini on the Great Bahama Banks
13 May 2017 | Frazier Hog Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
11 May 2017 | Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
10 May 2017 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 May 2017 | Cambridge Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
08 May 2017 | Oven Rock, Great Guana Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
07 May 2017 | Rudder Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
06 May 2017 | Kidd Cove, Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
05 May 2017 | Kidd Cove, Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
04 May 2017 | Kidd Cove, Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Recent Blog Posts
22 May 2017 | Home, El Jobean, Florida

Home Again

May 22, 2017 9:00 pm

21 May 2017 | St. James City, Florida

Pretty Caprice

May 21, 2017 10:00 pm

20 May 2017 | Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida

Down Wind Sailing

May 20, 2017 9:00 pm

19 May 2017 | Little Shark River, Everglades National Park, Florida

Sailing

May 19, 2017 9:00 pm Little Shark River, Everglades National Park, Florida]

18 May 2017 | Jewfish Hole, Long Key, Florida Keys

Wyvern's Marilyn Monroe Impression

May 18, 2017 9:00 pm

16 May 2017 | Key Largo, Florida

Back in the good ole USA

May 16, 2017, 9:00 pm

A Blowin'

22 April 2012 | Staniel Cay, Bahamas
Phyllis Atha
Up early to get Greg and Laura off for their scheduled 8:45 a.m. flight. This is the worst weather we have ever sent someone off the boat. We had rain showers off and on all night. Wind was up a little, but not too bad. When they were getting their last minute packing done, it poured. Slacked up just a bit as they got loaded into the dinghy. Wind continued to pick up and the rain continued to fall. Steve met them at the marina with the golf cart and he and Charlie took them to the airport. Their plane was delayed, not surprisingly. Someone there at the airport called Flamingo Air and they said it was just leaving Nassau, so should be arriving in an hour. Greg and Laura insisted that Charlie and Steve come on back. They had intentions of eating breakfast at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, but the power went out, so that was nixed. Charlie came back to the boat and had breakfast. In the meantime, the wind built up to about 30 kts. And the direction changed to the southwest, so we had considerable chop. Charlie had arranged to meet Steve back at the marina and go and check on Greg and Laura. The chop was so bad that Charlie couldn’t get into the dinghy. Instead, we pulled up both anchors and moved the big boat around to the west side of Big Major Spot, just opposite the entrance to the Sound. Much smoother. Just about all the boats in the yacht club left, since they were all bouncing so much from the chop. Deb emailed and said they would go check on Greg and Laura. At least their connecting flight was later in the afternoon, so they wouldn’t have to worry about missing it. Charlie and I cleaned on the boat off and on all day. Hung out towels and rugs to dry that got wet during the rainstorm, or was used to wipe up water. The boat is all ready, or just about, we have a few last minute odds and ends. Will move the boat back up by the yacht club tomorrow morning. Troy and Lori arrive Monday afternoon, then Steve and Deb will come onboard Tuesday morning when we head to Cambridge again. It stayed windy all day, just subsiding slightly throughout. No more rain after our big shower. The sun even came out. This evening is much calmer, wind only blowing 10 kts. or so now. The anchorage is very quiet and just a slight roll from residual waves.
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Created 12 December 2010
Our 1996 Hunter 45
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Created 12 December 2010