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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.

Hometown, Elbow Cay

26 May 2014 | May18-21
NE winds20-25
Arrived in the Hopetown Harbor in the afternoon. North winds were really blowing. Loved not having to wait on tides. Entrance was easy, but mooring was another story! The harbor was crowded and tricky with winds,but finally got settled. We were surprised at the number of mega yachts here. Five years ago there were a handful- now packed in like sardines. It is still a breathtaking view in the harbor with the candy striped lighthouse shining around. The young crew that we mentioned earlier were already there. Brad told Rick some of his favorite kiting and surfing spots. We spent the afternoon checking out the town. The next morning, we ate at the coffee shop and tried to catch up on internet-but right as we got on, they had one of their rolling blackouts. The power company shuts off the electricity to each island at different times-for a few hours to keep the load down on high usage days. They usually notify the island ahead of time, but not always--so, went to the beach instead! I found some seaglass and Rick kited with Brad-ate dinner at Captain Jacks, found out it was Bingo night-evidently a local favorite for families. The place was packed. Whole families enjoyed Bingo as they ate. There are more children here than the other islands, so far. There are a number of families living on boats here. We rented a golf cart the next day and toured our favorite places from before. Abaco Inn is beautiful and has the best sea glass beach behind it! Found lots!
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