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Vessel Name: Out of the Blue
Vessel Make/Model: Seaward 32
Hailing Port: Navarre,FL
Crew: Rick & Vicki
About:
Rick is a retired Air traffic controller from Houston and Miami Centers. He loves anything dealing with water and wind! Vicki is a retired teacher from Humble TX. [...]
26 May 2014 | Man O War Cay
26 May 2014 | By Tahiti Beach
26 May 2014 | Elbow Cay
26 May 2014 | Hopetown
26 May 2014 | Hopetown
26 May 2014 | Hopetown
26 May 2014 | Elbow Cay
26 May 2014 | Hopetown
26 May 2014 | May18-21
25 May 2014 | May 16-17
25 May 2014
25 May 2014
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25 May 2014 | May 11-15
13 May 2014 | Abaco
10 May 2014 | Abaco
10 May 2014 | Manjack Cay
10 May 2014 | Abaco
04 May 2014 | State side
Recent Blog Posts
26 May 2014 | Man O War Cay

Back to Man O War

We are at the end of this leg of our journey. We are returning to Man O War to get the boat hurricane ready. This is a very secure,calm harbor. We are heading back to the states to spend a month with family. This adventure has been wonderful. We know it won't be long until we have our next sea trip. We wish you wonderful, exciting sea travels!

26 May 2014 | By Tahiti Beach

Clear water

Took this picture from the boat down through 7-8 ft of water. you can see the sand and seaweed at the bottom.

26 May 2014 | Elbow Cay

Tahiti beach

View of Tahiti beach.

26 May 2014 | Hopetown

Tahiti Beach

Hopetown has many fabulous locations, but our favorite area by far is Tahiti Beach. We sailed the boat out of the harbor to the Southernmost point of Elbow Cay, set the hook and kayaked/ dingied to the beach. It is a popular spot for young families because the water is very shallow for a long way out. There are many creatures to see-shells, snorkeling is good and kids can even stand up with a mask on and look under the water. This is a great area for bone fishing. I found several sunrise tellens and some seaglass. I really enjoyed kayaking all around and we both enjoyed snorkeling. Rick spent a good amount of time cleaning the bottom of the boat. The water is so clear you can see the bottom of ocean floor through 7-8 ft of water.

26 May 2014

View of beach-Hopetown

This was taken in a memorial garden in Hopetown.

26 May 2014 | Hopetown

Lighthouse 2

A view from the top-this is a working lighthouse.

Pumpkin Key

25 February 2014 | Feb 21-22
Vicki- perfect weather
We spent 2 nights anchored by Pumpkin key across from the North End of Key Largo. I hoisted Rick up the mast to the spreader to hang the flag halyard for our Quarantine flag to enter the Bahamas! The best weather window looks like Saturday evening (February 22). Rick set up a slip for us at Weechs Marina in Bimini for Sunday. We had a very calm night on sat. So far the weather predictions have been accurate( a first for us:) We took the dinghy out(Rick rowed for exercise) and explored all around the waters surrounding Pumpkin Key. We saw anemones, sea sponges, sea fans and one very large barracuda - think he was hoping one of us would fall in! Then, Rick stowed the dinghy on the bow of the boat, we battened down all loose items and headed out Angelfish Creek at 5 pm. It was a beautiful, calm offshore sail 53 miles to Bimini! It was the calmest crossing I have ever experienced. Now, I understand why some people look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I don't like off shore sailing. They have never been on my prior crossings! We arrived in Bimini at sunrise, raised our quarantine flag and went into the Marina about 8:00 to make certain they were open. The water is beautiful-shades of every color of blue and green imaginable-and crystal clear. As we were coming into our slip, there was a huge conch crawling by-distracting me from my tying up duties!
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