Eagle Heart Adventures

02 March 2024 | Bahamas, West Enf
01 March 2024
01 March 2024
01 March 2024
29 February 2024 | West End, Grand Bahamas
28 February 2024 | West Palm Beach
26 February 2024 | West Palm Beach
25 February 2024 | Sunset bay marina
24 February 2024 | Stuart
22 February 2024 | Stuart
21 February 2024 | Stuart
18 February 2024 | Stuart
17 February 2024 | Stuart
15 February 2024 | Sunset Bay
13 February 2024 | Stuart
12 February 2024 | Sunset Bay Marina mooring field
11 February 2024 | Stuart
09 February 2024 | Indian Town Marina
08 February 2024 | Roland Marie Marina
07 February 2024 | Roland Martin Marina, Clewiston

Wahoo dinner

02 March 2024 | Bahamas, West Enf
John Robin | 75
On our crossing I had the fishing gear out, but no bites. A Catamaran, crossing at the same time hooked into a 5 foot Wahoo. Now a Wahoo is a lot like a Barracuda, 1/3 of it's length is teeth, very sharp teeth! I learned last year that steel leader line is not an option.
At the anchorage his children went around in the dingy and gave us all steaks, the size of a dinner plate. Yum, yum, and appreciated.
In the phot, I get to do the cooking. A bit of olive oil, butter, orange juice, Everglades seasoning, and a Titch of Old Bay seasoning. 5 star dinner. Tastes and chews like chicken. That and a spinach salad and; that's dinner.
We went for a beach walk in a different location today. Scored some more Conch shells, but Susan did not find one bit of sea glass. New location tomorrow!

Evening dip

01 March 2024
John Robin
Susan so happy. Going for a sunset swim!


Just kidding!

Susan’s happy place

01 March 2024
John Robin | 75 windy
Susan is so happy to be back walking the Bahama beaches. We are at a "secret anchorage" that few power boats are comfortable in. Oddly enough, it is one of the more protected, and accessible anchorages in the island. Just has a bad rep? It is a very narrow entrance, but quite safe, if you stay in the middle.
There are two beaches, and for some reason, very few go on the north beach. Lucky us. There is quite a number of sea shells, and beach glass on the sand. Last year we found next to nothing on all the beaches through all the islands. The last day in the Bahamas was here, and we found numerous "treasures"!
Today we have 20 mph winds, and overcast, so we're able to work on "pretty" projects. I washed and waxed the plexiglass windows, and tidied up the wiring on the solar panels installed this year. Susan brought out the sewing machine, and did a few boat projects. Then she reorganized the galley and bedroom.
We will get a few days of wind, so will get caught up on boat work. All is good!

Evening dip

01 March 2024
John Robin
Susan so happy. Going for a sunset swim!


Just kidding!

First Conch salad

29 February 2024 | West End, Grand Bahamas
John Robin | 84 degrees
It sure is great when all your preparation for a cruise comes to fruition! The picture is my first Conch salad of the year. Now I know I am in the Bahamas!

We got up at 0445 to get the coffee going, and final prep for departure. The anchor came up at 0520, and wouldn't you know it, the chain had fouled or gotten jammed around the anchor. Always a first. Spent 10 minutes straighten that out ( in the dark) and then headed out. As we cleared the harbour entrance at 0600, as planned, somehow!, the seas we only 1 foot, super calm in other words. Just a boring (happy!) 8 hour crossing. We both love boring! It means everything is good.
Cleared customs, and then immigration at Old Bahama Bay. Kind of odd there. All your customs paperwork must be done on an app called Click to Clear. Copies of your passport and boat registration are scanned and up loaded as well as your $300.00 entry fee. Then you must print your document and present in person to the customs officer. Last two years it was a challenge with Covid test etc., but now the app works great.
You walk into the office, and two agents are standing side by side. The customs agent takes your document, smiles, stamps it and you are done.
I turn to leave, but Immigration says, come on over. He hands you personal clearance forms,Vessel clearance forms, asks for your passport and vessel licence? They are two separate entities and do not share information! Even though the desks are 3 feet apart!
Tonight we are at one of our favourite anchorages. Very protected, and great beaches for shell and beach glass hunting. Probably stay for a few days for some secluded beach time!

All buttoned up

28 February 2024 | West Palm Beach
John Robin | 75 and 10 mph winds
Photo is our route tomorrow. 64 miles of open water. That's about the distance from Crofton to Vancouver! In open ocean.

The plan is to get the anchor up at 0500, and start heading to the Bahamas. Pretty windy all day today, but calm now at 7pm. Seas are still 3-4 feet in the Gulf, but dropping down to 2 feet around 3 am. We will stick our bow outside the entrance about 6 am and see if the weatherman is right!
A lot to do when heading to the open seas. We will roll some; not to much we hope! So everything has to be laid down, tied down, bungeed and scoot guard placed underneath. I good roll can really make a mess otherwise. That is why we try and wait for really calm days to head across!
Vessel Name: Eagle Heart
Vessel Make/Model: Kha Shing 37
Hailing Port: Victoria, British Columbia
Crew: John Robin, Susan Robin
About:
John is a retired Power Systems electrician and worked in the pulp and paper industry for 40 years. Susan worked in the health care system, primarily at the Cowichan hospital as a Unit Clerk for 36 years. [...]
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