Florida to Newfoundland 2020

I am ashamed to be just getting at my blog now. The life we know has changed for sure. Byron says I should post since it is "better late than never" so here goes!!!

We crossed over from the Bahamas March 4th, 2020 and went to Lake Worth Inlet....

The Crossing.... Nassau to Lake Worth Inlet West Palm Beach

Once in Nassau harbor we anchored just before the cruise ship dock and contacted SV Margaretaville as they were going to leave Nassau (with SV Cardea as well) early the next morning. That evening it blew quite hard with choppy waves in the harbor.

Eleuthera to Nassau

We decided that we would not wait in Nassau but that we would go to Eleuthera and visit Hatchet Bay as we wait for a weather window. Through Marinetraffic.com great AIS tracking system we knew SV Cardea (Gary and Sue we met in Vero Beach and then again in Big...

Nassau for Leaky Thruhull

We stayed in Norman's Cay after a long hard day sail. It was a tad lumpy and we were so paranoid as we kept checking the leak to make sure we were not going to sink!!! Then off to Nassau we go to check into Nassau Yacht Haven marina.
We arrived in...

Plans Change>>>Exumas to Nassau

We had a beautiful week in the Exuma Land and Sea Park,

O'Brien's Cay, Cambridge Cay and my favourite Warderick Wells.

George Town to Big Majors, Exumas

We spent about 10 days in George Town. Initially we anchored close to Chat N Chill but with another impending cold front coming we felt we needed to move for better protection. I wanted to go to Red Shanks which is over on the George Town side and offers all...

Big Majors to George Town

While still waiting on parts to come into Staniel Cay we go to the dump frequently and do some provisioning (since the mail boat has come in and stores are restocked!!).

Relaxing in Big Majors for a blow

After Andrea and Mark went the weather calmed for a few days... it was too bad they had to go back so soon as we could have had lots more fun exploring in this settled weather. It was so settled we could see our anchor and line from the boat.

Christmas in Bahamas 2019 with Andrea and Mark

This is my second Christmas in 55 years that I have not been with my own mama so I was a little ambivalent on how I was going to be this year being away from home so I was so happy when my children agreed to come visit us for Christmas. Finally, the day was...

New Providence Bahamas

We stayed in West Bay 5 days. While everyone loved the area (it was beautiful) I had major problems with the swell. I was not feeling well the whole time there. Byron tried to help me, even though he had no idea what I was feeling, as we moved to 4 different...

Noname Harbour, Florida to Bahamas

The picture is a beautiful and kind family that we had the privilege of buddy boating with for awhile. Thank you to the Grays (SV Jazzy Lady)!!!!!
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We got up early Friday morning and headed out in...

Boatyard to Noname Harbour Florida

We knew Steve and his crew Todd would be gone for the weekend and we were at odds of what we should do.




Lucky...

Vero Beach to Riveria Beach Florida to Boatyard

I fed Byron a great chicken dinner with all the fixings and the next morning we cast our lines from the dock in Titusville with plans to anchor somewhere for the night. Instead we were flying and made great time (all relative for sailboats) and made it all the...

Florida to Titusville Florida

SO we continued on!!!!..... Finally reaching Florida!!!!!!!!!!!! SO Garmin tells us.




In Florida the first...

Beaufort, South Carolina to Frederica, Georgia

It was a great day motoring in the ICW and we arrived in Beaufort, South Carolina and picked up a mooring ball. The first thing we needed to do was get groceries since we had not bought fresh produce since New Bern, NC. As we walked around and explored the...

New Bern, North Carolina to Beaufort, South Carolina

We cant believe it!! We are finally going to cut the lines and live the dream lol!! At least Byrons dream...we shall see...


Newfoundland back to New Bern North Carolina

We are on our way again.!!!!. This time it was hard to say goodbye to my 91 (92 October 25) year old mother but we had to see what this sailing thing is all about and I know if she could remember she would want us to do this too. I promised to talk to her...

New Bern, North Carolina. C Whispers home for a few months

We had a few really busy days in New Bern decommissioning the boat. Sails came off, so did the boom, all canvas, solar panels, life raft, outboard engines and anything else that was movable that could cause a problem if there was a tropical storm or hurricane....

Virginia to New Bern, North Carolina

We arrived into the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. It was FANCY. Members can invite guests and you have to wear suit and tie for supper. Duke loved it. Unfortunately there were no laundry facilities and it had been to warm for me to do it. The security man...

New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia

We had a beautiful sail down the coast from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Cape May, New Jersey. The coastline is amazing. It is very flat with beaches almost the whole way with people laying on the beaches, people paragliding, planes with banners behind them...