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.
21 April 2016 | Home, El Jobean, Florida
18 April 2016 | St James City, Pine Island, Florida
17 April 2016 | Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, Florida
15 April 2016 | Florida Bay, Florida
14 April 2016 | Buttonwood Sound, Key Largo, Florida Keys
11 April 2016 | Chubb Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
10 April 2016 | Chubb Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
09 April 2016 | Chubb Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
08 April 2016 | Frasier Hog Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
07 April 2016 | Frasier Hog Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
06 April 2016 | Royal Island, Bahamas
05 April 2016 | Spanish Wells, St. Georges Cay, Bahamas
04 April 2016 | Spanish Wells, St. Georges Cay, Bahamas
03 April 2016 | Spanish Wells, St. Georges Cay, Bahamas
02 April 2016 | Royal Island, Bahamas
01 April 2016 | Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas
31 March 2016 | Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas
30 March 2016 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas
28 March 2016 | New Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas
28 March 2016 | Conception Island, Bahamas
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09 April 2012 | Highborn Cay, Bahamas
Phyllis Atha
We weighed anchor at Powell Point on Eleuthera at around 8:00 and headed directly west to Highborn Cay in the Exumas. Started out sailing off the anchor, but soon discovered that we didn't have enough wind to even maintain 4 kts. of speed. The wind was only blowing 8 to 10 kts. and was mostly behind us. So, we started the engine and motorsailed the 25 nm to the north end of Highborn. Just as we were arriving we received a call on the VHF from Danny and Joanne on DJ's Casa. They were anchored at Allan's, only about 2 miles from where we were anchoring. They said they would dinghy over later in the afternoon. We arrived and dropped anchor about 1:00, and then had lunch. After lunch, Steve and Deb took the dinghy and went ashore at the small beach. Charlie and I stayed on the boat. Charlie napped and I read. Then I mixed some bread dough for pizza to let it rise. Just as I finished, Danny and Jo arrived. We had a wonderful time catching up. Deb and Steve came back from their dinghy adventure and met Danny and Jo before they headed back to their boat. I made two pizzas for dinner, one with pepperoni and veggies and one with just veggies. They turned out rather well. Skies were mostly sunny until later in the afternoon. So, the sun was warm, but the breeze was still rather cool. This evening it is a bit more cloudy and the wind is still cool. Fun to meet up with Danny and Jo again.
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Our 1996 Hunter 45
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