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Successful Crossing to West End

20 March 2015 | Ft Pierce, FL
Helen
Our Friday began very early, getting up before 6. After breakfast Robert and Mark hauled the anchor and we were in the channel by 7. Lots of traffic as we headed to the very flat Atlantic ocean. Hoisted the main and jib but the winds were too light. Then we motored for most of the way. We eventually hoisted the spinnaker and we saw speeds over 8 knots. Then we got to the way point and the seas got very lumpy but we were unable to sail. Spent some time sunning on the fore deck. Baked some seafood for lunch. It was breezy as we ate in the cockpit. At one point a little green bird landed on our boat. We tried to give it some fresh water, but it eventually headed on its way. We saw a lot of flying fish. Sometimes they were in schools of a dozen or so, scared off by the noise of our engines. Landed at the Old Bahama Bay Marina by 6 pm, and tied up to the fuel dock. The customs guy had us fill out several forms. Mark and Robert checked us in and paid the $320 yearly cruising fee. We decided to stay overnight at the marina as we were all tired from the long day on the water. No issues crossing the Gulf Stream. It was a totally blue sky and the seas were very azure blue in color.
Comments
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
About:
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015