Star Shot Adventures

Vessel Name: Star Shot
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 40
Hailing Port: Waterport, New York
Crew: George and Penny Miller
Two captains on one boat is a much tested formula for disaster. SHE is Dutch, with an opinion. HE is German, psychologically entrenched. The volatility of their interesting mixture is somewhat subdued by generous amounts of natural sunlight and large quantities of salt water. [...]
Extra: Penny's P.S. He gets a little wordy at times
19 March 2011 | Rock Sound
19 March 2011 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera
15 March 2011 | Great Guana Cay
16 February 2011
16 February 2011
15 February 2011 | Sampson Cay
14 February 2011
08 February 2011
08 February 2011 | Big Major Cay
07 February 2011 | Big Major anchorage
07 February 2011 | Hawks Bill Cay
07 February 2011
24 January 2011
22 January 2011 | Frazier's Hog Cay in the Berrys
12 January 2011 | South Beach, Miami
07 January 2011 | Bethel Creek, Vero Beach
29 December 2010 | Vero Beach
29 December 2010 | Vero Beach
23 December 2010 | Charleston, SC
01 December 2010
Recent Blog Posts
19 March 2011 | Rock Sound

four Points

Picture is of the little creek at low tide where we park the dinghies to walk into town.

19 March 2011 | Rock Sound, Eleuthera

Keeping busy

The picture is of the lobster and hogfish we bought from the fishing boat in Flamingo Cay. Often people ask us what keeps us from getting bored all day on a boat.

15 March 2011 | Great Guana Cay

Heading North

We left George Town today heading north. It was a beautiful sailing day. We haven't had much luck with internet so a month has gone by since our last posting. George Town is the location for the annual cruisers Regatta and we did enjoy some of the activities. We were there for about a week.

16 February 2011

Back inBlack Point

We are in Black Point for the second time. After our first visit it got windy with lots of wind from the North East and some from North so we went back to the anchorage near Staniel Cay called Big Major Spot, which has great protection for that wind direction. It has a beach with pigs and it is fun [...]

16 February 2011

anchoring at Pipe Creek

Anchoring is usually pretty easy thanks to our electric windlass. Here we were about to anchor at Pipe Creek We love our Rockna anchor. It holds the boat really well and lets us sleep at night without worrying about dragging anchor

15 February 2011 | Sampson Cay

Sliders at Sampson Cay

On tuesdays Sampson Cay has $2.00 specials Their dock fee is $2.00 a foot including water. That is a good deal if you need to fill up your big water tanks.(100 gallons) For lunch they had $2.00 sliders, chili, chickenwings or macaroni and cheese. So we all took a dinghyride to Sampson Cay just north of Big Major for lunch

A smooth passage

12 January 2011 | South Beach, Miami
Penny/cold front
We arrived in Miami on Sunday afternoon.
From Vero Beach we motored down to Fort Pierce on Friday afternoon. The next morning we left Fort Pierce and by 7.30 a.m.we were at the harbor entrance. There we found a large fishing fleet waiting for the starting gun of a fishing tournament. We didn't want to get caught between 40 boats all in a hurry to get out so we let them go first.
By 4.00 p.m. we arrived at the West Palm Beach inlet and entered Lake Worth, a very busy anchoring spot with many transient boats as well as live aboards.
The weather forecast for the next day, Sunday was sunny and calm so we planned on going on to Miami. If we would have chosen the intracoastal waterway route we would have needed to ask 21 bridges to open for us. Some open on request, but many only open on the hour and the half hour. That makes the trip take much more time, when every so often you find yourself circling around waiting for a bridge to open.
By going out onto the ocean we can put the boat on autopilot and even though one of us is at the helm at all times it is much more relaxing. The distance to South Beach is about 75 miles so we did plan a very early start and by 4a.m. we were underway.
Coming into Miami is an easy entrance and the only trouble is caused by all the pleasure yachts going by without slowing down at all.
So now we are anchored off the Venetian causeway and enjoyung a bit of City life.

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