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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
25 May 2014
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.

USA again

25 February 2014 | Ft. Lauderdale
Vicki/less tearful
After 2 days of beating myself up, I am beginning to recover-trying to focus on all the wonderful blessings during this journey to date. Jim, Ricks sailing, kiting buddy taking time to help position the boat so that I could limit my off shore sailing time. Wonderful weather the whole trip, the crossing to and from Bimini were the best, calmest I've ever been on. I've always wondered why people look at me like I'm crazy when I say I don't like off shore sailing-they have never been on my previous off shore trips:) calm, safe anchorages all along the way, Jim's sister and brother in law providing a bed and breakfast atmosphere at their place, and now, fabulous neighbors and friends, Dave and Megan, who located our current Passports and mailed them to us. We are so blessed! We are now anchored in Lake Sylvia, in Ft. Lauderdale. It's a wonderfully calm anchorage, about 10 other sailboats here with us now. It is a dinghy ride to several restaurants. We are having a minor issue with the transmission plate that we noticed on our return US sail, so we are going into a Marina tomorrow and get it checked out. Another blessing, we know a guy here who did great work on our boats in the past and he is going to check it out. That also gives us a mailing address to receive our passports in the mail. I'm finally caught up with the blog. We will spend today fine tuning some things and just resting up. We appreciate the comments! I'm kind of hoping for a more boring blog from here on out:)
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