S.V. Gratitude

Brewer 44, hull number 284

18 March 2019 | Cumberland Island, GA
08 February 2019
08 February 2019 | George Town, Exumas
01 February 2019 | Great Harbor Cay
31 December 2018 | Stuart, FL
21 December 2018 | Stuart Florida
21 December 2018
17 December 2018 | Stuart, FL
14 December 2018 | St. Augustine, FL
13 December 2018 | Sister’s Creek
12 December 2018 | Atlantic Ocean
11 December 2018 | Windmill Harbour
01 March 2017 | Exumas
26 February 2017 | Jumentos Cays & Ragged Islands
09 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Jumentos Islands, Bahamas
27 January 2017 | En Route to Nassau
23 January 2017 | Sister Creek, Marathon, FL
06 January 2017 | Cayo Costa State Park
17 March 2016
14 March 2016

Upside Down?

17 March 2016
Upside Down? March 17, 2016
We left Highbourne Cay on the morning of March 16, intending to stop in West Bay on the west end of New Providence (Nassau) Island. The winds were light and the seas calm. We made good time to West Bay and decided, since conditions were so benign, to keep on going to Northwest Channel, on the edge of the Great Bahama Bank. We arrived there and dropped anchor at just after 10:00 pm. It was a long but quiet and peaceful day. Thumbelina especially was happy to stop as she does not eat or use her kitty pan while we are underway.
After a failed attempt to listen to Chris Parker (the cruiser’s weather guru), we hoisted anchor and motor sailed (then motored) toward Bimini. Our thinking is that, if the weather permits, we will depart The Bahamas tomorrow and head to Florida. If not, we can duck into Bimini and spend a little more time in these beautiful waters. Hey, mon, it’s better in the Bahamas!
We have not experienced such calm waters on the Banks before this. There is no wind (aside from what we create ourselves under power) and it is difficult to discern the horizon. One wonders whether we are not upside down, but we have pinched ourselves and decided that no, we are right side up, and all is well.
Vessel Name: Gratitude
Vessel Make/Model: Brewer 44 Ketch
Hailing Port: Brandon, VT
Crew: Van and Lauren
About: It is hard to believe, but this is our 7th season aboard Gratitude. It will be a short season and close to FL, but we hope to relax, enjoy the time, being on the water, and each other. Come along.
Extra: Live it while you can.

2015 Cruise

Who: Van and Lauren
Port: Brandon, VT