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
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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 Peaceful anchorage

22 January 2011 | Frazier's Hog Cay in the Berrys
Penny/ Front coming
Star Shot and Never Bored our buddy boat left the South Beach, Miami anchorage at 4.a.m. on Tuesday 1/18/2011. The wind was South-Southwest at 10-15 knots. Perfect for crossing the Gulf Stream. It was a fast crossing and we arrived in Bimini at 12.30 p.m. We docked at the Government Dock, cleared in to the Bahamas Customs and Immigration and by 1.45 left again to continue on the Great Bahama Banks. By 8.00 p.m. we had crossed the Mackay Shoal and anchored on the Banks. We were all very tired and went to sleep immediately. By 5.00 a.m. Wednesday we weighed anchor and continued east to Frazier's Hog Ca. We arrived at the anchorage west of the Cay by 3.p.m. The anchorage offers protection from most directions but south.
Thursday was a beautiful calm day. We went for a long dinghy ride, snorkeled and found lots of conch from small to adult shells. We caught four conch for dinner and Sheila made conch fritters. With macaroni and cheese and Cole slaw it was a perfect Bahamian meal.
Today Saturday we'll go for a walk in the a.m. and by late afternoon we'll settle in to wait for the passage of a cold front(sometime around sunset), with winds up to 25 knots shifting from Southwest to Northwest. During squalls winds of 30-35 knots are predicted. We already checked on our anchor and it is well set.
I want to give Thanks to the Caribbean Weather Center and our weather guru Chris Parker on Whiskey,Charley, Yankee, his call sign on single side band radio. He gives the most accurate weather predictions every morning at 6.30 a.m. except Sunday. People who sign up for his service can ask him questions via single side band radio or via email. Cruisers live by his weather forecasts or lets say we sail or stay put depending on his advice.
So for now we stay put in Frazier's Hog Cay.
The picture of the conch shells was taken at a different time on Eleuthera. They were especially colorful.
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