Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

20 January 2019 | Warderick Wells, Bahamas
19 January 2019 | Warderick Wells, Bahamas
18 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
16 January 2019 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas
15 January 2019 | Allen’s Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
13 January 2019 | Palm Cay Marina, New Providence, Bahamas
11 January 2019 | Highbourne Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
09 January 2019 | Shroud Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
08 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay - south, Exumas, Bahamas
07 January 2019 | Hawksbill Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
06 January 2019 | Pirate’s Lair, Exumas, Bahamas
05 January 2019 | Warderick Wells Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
03 January 2019 | O’Briens Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
02 January 2019 | Compass Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
01 January 2019 | Pig Bay, Big Spot Majors, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
29 December 2018 | Staniel Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
27 December 2018 | Shroud Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
24 December 2018 | Shroud Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
23 December 2018 | Allen's Cays, Exuma Islands, Bahamas
21 December 2018 | Palm Cove Marina, Nassau, Bahamas

Working our way north in the Gulf Stream

26 April 2018 | 100 miles Offshore - Georgia / South Carolina Border
Two days and nights into this passage and progress is being made. Our initial plan to find the Gulf Stream worked. We headed NW towards Florida and roughly where we expected our speed over the ground increased by 3 knots and off we went. It obviously makes a massive difference to how far we go in a day. When you are in the Gulf Stream it is like walking forward whilst on one of those long moving pavements at the big airports. We do have to do a longer route round the edge of the US east coast to stay with it.

Late on our first night we had some heavier weather from the north so as instructed we sailed east away from the stream to avoid being in a turbulent sea. It was a lot smoother but it did mean that we had sailed about 30 miles east of the core stream so we spent a fair bit of yesterday clawing our way back over to the centre of the stream which we eventually found again in the late afternoon.

Last night was a really dreamy sail. The sunset was stunning (deep red), the moonset was stunning (bright red), the wind was kind, the stars were out and all in all it was fairly fast. We savoured it big time as there may not be many of these left for a while.

Today the winds are light, the sun is shining, there are a couple of ships around and we are still riding the magic carpet. We have already passed Florida, and Georgia and are just on the border with South Carolina.
Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
Barracuda's Photos - Main
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a pre-retirement holiday
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some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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2 great weeks with Steve and Bibi Rainey.
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Created 18 July 2014
A long weekend with Catherine and David.
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Created 18 July 2014
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Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda, K & G head south to a new home.
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Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Created 18 July 2014
Kate and Graham Chillin'
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Created 18 July 2014

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