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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.

Ahhhh! Abaco

03 May 2014 | Lake Worth Inlet to Powell Cay
Vicki/ 1-2ft seas with variable winds
Finally!! Good Weather! We left Lake Worth Inlet at3:30 am to cross to the Bahamas. Once again, it was a great crossing. Very calm seas. we decided to skip West End, Bahamas and sail all the way to Green Turtle Cay to clear customs. It's much further, but the destination we needed to make. We set anchor at sunset on the Little Bahamas Bank. We did some rocking and rolling but the anchor held firm. We left early on Friday morning and continued on to Great Sale Cay. Another couple we had met in West Palm were there on their boat " Escape". We decided to travel together the next day- with us in the lead. The reason being that we have a retractable keel and can handle sudden shallow places-they have a fixed keel at 5 1/2 ft. Even though the water depth shows sufficient depths, that's not always the case-( we speak from experience with our former 6 ft draft boat:) there was only one shallow area we helped them avoid and all went smoothly! We parted ways at Powell Cay. This is my favorite un-inhabited Island!! We just couldn't pass it up! We dropped the hook and went ashore- Rick in the dinghy and me in my new inflatable kayak( best $80 ever spent:)We explored the Island- saw sea turtles, huge sea stars, several varieties of conch, and miles of beautiful clear water and white beaches-you can see clearly through water depths of 10 ft or more! To top that off, the stars were spectacular. We shared this Island Paradise with 5 other boats! Ahhhhhh!
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