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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.

May 7-present-Treasure Cay

10 May 2014 | Abaco
windy
We decided to take "the road less traveled" and instead of going around the "Whale" (outside passage to Treasure Cay), took "Don't Rock" passage. Even the name sounds pretty scary, but it's because there are shallow areas not easily navigated by most sailboats. We, however, have a retractable keel! Yea!! We saw depths of 3.3 ft. ( which is 4.3 under our boat) and made the passage with no problems. That route cut off at least 2 hours. We took a mooring ball right in front of friends we met in Green Turtle. (Ago and Pat) We shared a pizza with them that night-and they told us all about the island. Ago's son is in a fishing tournament here- his team is in 2nd place so far. They do catch and release-they caught a Blue Marlin and a White Marlin. One more day of the tournament remains. The next morning, we walked across to the beach. A very easy walk-treasure Cay has one of the top 10 beaches in the world- and we certainly wouldn't argue that point! Clear water, many shades of turquoise and blue. Rick checked the winds-decided to go back and get his kiting gear. but--by the time he rigged up, the wind died down--Never the less-- we went back the next day--and winds were perfect, so he got 2 kiting sessions in while I swam and beach combed. I prefer less busy islands, but in these weather wind conditions, it is nice to have safe harbor, but also enjoy the benefits of wifi and fresh groceries--even a restaurant!
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