Log of Calypso

03 June 2019
03 May 2019 | Charleston, SC
01 May 2019 | Brunswick, Ga
27 March 2019 | Palm Coast, Fl
11 February 2019 | South of the Tropic of Cancer
26 January 2019 | Red Shanks
12 January 2019 | Georgetown, Great Exuma Island
07 January 2019 | Exuma
30 December 2018 | Black Point Settlement, Exuma
25 December 2018 | Big Majors Spot
21 December 2018 | Nassau, Bahamas
15 December 2018 | No Name Harbor, ICW Mile 1096
01 December 2018 | Anchored in Hope Sound, Fl
23 November 2018 | Vero Beach, Fl
23 November 2018 | Vero Beach
04 November 2018 | Brunswick, Ga
28 October 2018 | Minum Creek, SC
21 October 2018 | MCAS Cherry Point, NC
14 October 2018 | Somewhere Between Deep Creek, Va and South Mills, NC.
07 October 2018 | Jasper, Ga

Crossing the Gulf Stream

21 December 2018 | Nassau, Bahamas
On December 16th, we departed No Name Harbor, Key Biscayne Florida. In the calm darkness of mornings first light Jeff hoisted anchor as Wendy weaved our way through 17 other anchored boats.

Once outside the small protected harbor we hoisted the main. Heading west through the poorly marked Biscayne Channel, we past the remains of Stiltsville to starboard. Built during prohibition these buildings were allegedly used as night clubs & gambling halls, which was legal at one mile offshore. Today only a few of these privately owned structures remain.

As Miami fell into the background the wind built to a steady 12-15 knots and sea grew to 3-5’. We were entertained by flying fish as they skidded from wave top to wave top. Two small Mahi jumped beside as if they knew we weren’t dragging a hook.

Other boats and a few ships kept us busy as we spotted Bimini in the late afternoon. With a destination on Morgan’s Bluff, at North Andros Island, we watched the bottom get closer with our depth finder as we rounded North Rock, on the northern tip of Bimini.

Over night the wind stayed calm, yet we were able to motor sail. In the morning we anchored in a choppy Morgan’s Bluff. Unsure about the holding and a 2-4’ swell we decided not to launch the dinghy, catching up on some sleep instead.

The following morning with conditions the same we hauled up the anchor and sailed to New Providence, aka Nassau. We are at the Nassau Yacht Haven for a few nights while we take on fuel, water, and a case of cheep adult beverages.

Check out pics & video from our crossing on the YouTube link below.

Fair Winds and Quiet Anchorages,
Jeff & Wendy
Vessel Name: Calypso
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32
Hailing Port: Clearwater, Fla
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