Going Home

Vessel Name: 38 South
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 380
Hailing Port: Melbourne, Australia
Crew: Meryn & Rick Cooper
About: living onboard 3 months of the year, aim to see as much of the world as we can
Extra: The final destination is Melbourne Australia, via TBA.......
22 July 2019 | Melbourne Australia/St Augustine Florida
13 October 2017
10 April 2017 | Green Cove Springs
08 April 2017 | Reynolds Park Yacht Center - Green Cove Springs
06 April 2017 | Reynolds Park Yacht Center - Green Cove Springs
31 March 2017 | Port St Lucie via West Palm Beach
27 March 2017 | Alice Town, Bimini
21 March 2017 | Allens Cay to Nassau across the Bahama Bank
20 March 2017 | Shroud Cay to Allens Cay via Highbourne Cay
19 March 2017 | Warderick Wells Cay – Boo Boo Hill walking tour and then to Shroud Cay
18 March 2017 | Thunderball Grotto, Pig Beach then to Warderick Wells Cay
17 March 2017 | Staniel Cay via Bitter Guana Cay
16 March 2017 | Lee Stocking Island to Little Bay, Great Guana Cay
15 March 2017 | Georgetown to The Caribbean Marine Research Centre, Lee Stocking Island.
13 March 2017 | South Point Long Island to Georgetown, Exuma via Nuevitas Rocks
09 March 2017 | Aklin Island to Gordons Beach, Long Island
08 March 2017 | Mayaguana to Attwood Harbour, Aklins Island
03 March 2017 | Provo, Turks and Caicos to Abrahams Bay, Mayaguana
27 February 2017 | South Caicos to Provodenciales Island (Provo) – Caicos Marina and Shipyard
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22 July 2019 | Melbourne Australia/St Augustine Florida

It can't be that long between posts

I cannot believe it has been so long since the last post. We have had some highs and lows since we parked at Green Cove Springs in 2017.

13 October 2017

Maintenance Time

Just an update on the status of 38 South. September was an interesting month with Hurricane Irma's path to be right across the top of the boat. It meant a quickly assembled trip across to further strip and secure her for the pending bad weather. As it turned out it was a glancing blow and we received [...]

10 April 2017 | Green Cove Springs

Out of the Water

Well we are now on dry land. This morning the mast was removed and the boat lifted from the water. we have now been placed in our "spot" until we return. we have been continuing the preparations to leave. The motors have been run on fresh water to flush the salt water from the heat exchangers and [...]

08 April 2017 | Reynolds Park Yacht Center - Green Cove Springs

Packing up takes time

Well the packing up seems so huge. there is so much to do. we have been getting organised with bags and such and will probably leave most of our stuff on the boat, clothes and the like. there only seems to be the souvenirs and my dive gear that has to come home. Our suitcases are like the russian [...]

06 April 2017 | Reynolds Park Yacht Center - Green Cove Springs

This is home for the boat for the next year

now that we are in the US, under the terms of our cruising permit we are required to make a telephone call in to Customs and Border Protection for a "Coastwise Movement" notification each time we move. For our run up the Intracoastal Waterway this has been an almost daily occurrence. travelling up through [...]

31 March 2017 | Port St Lucie via West Palm Beach

In the US of A

Well we hired a golf cart and had a good look around which took the best part of a couple of hours. turns out some of the best scenery is over the hill about 300 metres from where we are in the Marina. we took some drinks across to the beach at sunset and sat and toasted the sunset with some snacks. [...]

Atlantis Resort and Marina, Paradise Island

23 March 2017 | Nassau
we had a quiet start to the day on Wednesday until the Navy turned up and boarded us. Had go produce the boats papers and our cruising permit, passports etc while the second person was escorted through the boat. They pulled up beds to look underneath and even wanted the lid of the battery box to check inside. All the nooks and crannies were searched on the boat. The only thing I had to declare was the Spear (Sling) which wasn't prohibited, with our inspection completed we bid them farewell and were just left looking at the big black boot prints on the rear deck to clean off. We moved the boat to another spot in the harbour that was a bit more sheltered and had easier access to the dinghy dock and supermarket and stores. After settling into the new spot we were off for a walk to cable beach on the east end of the harbour. We looked around Fort Montague and walked along to the fresh fish markets and watched the Conch (pronounced Conk) being shelled and prepared. There were massive parrot fish and lobster everywhere. We ate a lunch of Buffalo Wings and a drink we bought from a little van under the shade of tree on the beach and then headed back to the market for supplies. The 5 cruise ships that were docked yesterday were replaced by another 4 today, I have never seen so many in the one spot, they just seem to keep churning them through.
We picked up a tray of chicken wings so it will be bbq wings and leftover curry on the side for dinner.

Thursday, we again looked around the town and went back to a few souvenir shops and picked up stuff we (we being Mezz) had seen. A dinghy ride to Junkanoo Beach fish fry for lunch, Mezz had Conch fritters and I stuck with my favourite of bbq ribs, yep if it was one of those swimming pigs then it qualifies as fish ...... Back to the boat for an afternoon lay down and relax and then we took a trip across to Paradise Island and the Atlantis Resort and Marina. Certainly, a window into how the other 1 percent live. This place had to be seen to be believed. There was an "Atlantis Dig" mock archaeological themed aquarium that went on forever. You could walk around in tunnels under the aquarium and next to it and on top of it. there was even a waterslide tube that went through one section that had sharks in it. The marina attached to it was just as opulent. Walking past Versace stores and Gucci stores, I saw a watch I liked but at 95,000 dollars it was a bit out of our price range.
We are back on the boat now and resting our feet and contemplating dinner. The leftover Wings and Curry seem to be the most likely thing for me but Mezz is up for a banana sandwich so she says.
Tomorrow we are heading away from civilization again, we are going to Chub Cay which is 50 miles or so across another 4000-metre-deep trench. From there it is west across the Bahama Bahama bank to the Bimini Islands so we may not have coverage for a few days. We will use the spot tracker for an update if there is no coverage. Our peace is about to be shattered too as it is forecast to blow 30kts for the next couple of days. It may be an interesting sail....
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38 South's Photos - Main
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Created 10 April 2017
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Created 7 April 2017
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Created 6 April 2017
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Created 31 March 2017
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Created 27 March 2017
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Created 20 March 2017
Thunderball Grotto, Pig Beach and Iguanas
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Created 20 March 2017
Piano and Mermaid
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Created 16 March 2017
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Created 15 March 2017
Soufriere hills volcano, Plymouth, Little Bay
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Created 25 December 2015
Basseterre/ Marina Rivere Sans/Point-a-Pitre/Deshaies
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Created 25 December 2015
Portsmouth
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Created 25 December 2015
The Pitons and Rodney Bay
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Created 25 December 2015
Fort De France and Saint Pierre
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Created 25 December 2015
Blue Lagoon
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Created 1 December 2015
Admiralty Bay, A fantastic place, probably our favourite so far. And found a coffee to rival Melbourne
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Created 30 November 2015
Overnight Anchorage and some snorkeling. A marine park so fees applied. Barbecue Lobster on the beach for dinner if you wish
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Created 30 November 2015
We have now left Grenada at Tyrrel Bay and have checked into St Vincent and the Grenadines at Union Island.
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Created 30 November 2015
Anchored on the western side of Ronde Island just west of Kickem Jenny subsea volcano. There is an exclusion zone around the Volcano in place.
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Created 30 November 2015
Sitting on the "Hard" while doing some necessary maintenance before commecing the trip
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Created 9 November 2015
On the pick and hauled for the season
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Created 14 October 2015

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