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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
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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
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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.

Two hours in Bimini:(

25 February 2014 | Bimini
Vicki/tearful
Before I begin this sad tale, I want you to think of the stupidest thing you have ever done, and hold that in your mind! We arrived in Bimini at sunrise. Rick hoisted the quarantine flag and we waited until 8 am to go to the Marina. The water is spectacular-every color of blue and green you can imagine and crystal clear! As we were docking, I was distracted from my tying up duties by a huge conch walking underneath our slip! We were greeted by the dock master Named Nimini ( rhymes with Bimini -no kidding). He gave us all the paperwork to complete. Only the Captain can leave the boat until everything is checked through immigration. I expected him to be gone awhile and was surprised when he returned in about 10 minutes. I brought the EXPIRED passports! It never entered my mind that we still had them, so, when I reached in our important paper file and grabbed 2 passports, I never even looked at them! I put them with the other documents we needed for the boat and never looked at them again. If you know me at all, you know how meticulous I am! I spent several weeks with numerous lists provisioning the boat. We have enough food and supplies to last us 6 months! I spent all that time on that and only about 2 minutes with the passports. What's up with that? Needless to say, we were not allowed to stay. They let Rick buy some ice, then Nimini helped us depart. He said, " No worries,moon, it's not the end of the world. You can always come back" he obviously could see how devastated I was. And of course, Rick was wonderful. He said that he always wanted to see Bimini and now he got to see it ( for about 2 hours) he said that we would just sail back to Ft. Lauderdale and get someone to mail our passports, then go back! So, 26 hrs. After we left the US we returned. It took us a while to find an anchorage, but we found a quiet small cove off the ICWW and finally got some sleep!
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