Sailing Ti Amo - Our Fourth Adventure

13 November 2019 | Oriental, NC
12 November 2019 | Oriental, NC
11 November 2019 | Pungo River
10 November 2019 | Camden Point
09 November 2019 | Great Bridge
08 November 2019 | Lafayette River
07 November 2019 | Broad Creek, Deltaville, VA
30 October 2019 | Topping
23 October 2019 | Urbanna Harbor
30 April 2019 | Urbanna Creek
28 April 2019 | Morehead City, NC
27 April 2019 | Morehead City, NC
23 April 2019 | Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
22 April 2019 | Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
21 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
20 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
19 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
18 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
17 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas

Oriental

13 November 2019 | Oriental, NC
glenda groome
Oriental has become quite a stop for us.

With a morning walk to the Piggly Wiggly Grocery store, we are stocked with fresh vegetables, turkey, yogurt and bottled waters. Piggly Wiggly offers a shuttle that will drive you back to the marina so we loaded up with extra gallon bottles of water.

When we returned and had completed unloading groceries, our dear friends whom we met on our first voyage to the Bahamas, Harry and Finola met us at the marina. They live here in Oriental and have since we last saw them in 2016, sold their sailboat and have been traveling and "living the life". It was great to catch up with them and share stories.

While bidding farewell to Harry and Finola, we eyed Spartina, (Pete and Dixon) entering the harbor. After a quick lunch we took Jaxon for a walk over to welcome Pete and Dixon to Oriental.

The wind is picking up and the temperature is dropping so we head back to Ti Amo to get some chores done before it gets too bad. Greg is busy filling the water tanks while I take a load of clothes to the marina laundromat. The rain is coming and we quickly take cover and turn the heat on as the temperature drops pretty quickly.

We are hoping to leave early tomorrow morning and get further south on the ICW before more bad weather comes our way on Friday and Saturday.
Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg and Glenda Groome
Ti Amo's Photos - Bahamas
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Bucaneer Club: Katherine......full of stories and the food was out of this world.
Tippy
Tippy
Nothing like a Catchy Name: As Robin would say....."Dr. Fizzle" probably would not get much business
Amazing Tree - Spanish Wells: This tree was gorgeous and seemed full of character
Spanish Wells Church
Euleta Newbold: Giving Debi and I a tour
Home Construction: A fair amount of new construction was happening on Spanish Wells.  Houses are typically cement exteriors.
Euleta & Ross at Lunch
Lunch at Sandbar: Euleta, Ross, Debi, Carl, Greg and I having lunch on Russell Island
Sandbar: Nice restaurant on Russell Island
Family - Spanish Wells: Demetria and daughters and one little friend.
Spanish Wells
Spanish Wells
Spanish Wells - Shipyard Restaurant View: This was breathtaking
Sip Sip - Harbour Island: Another Farquhar recommendation and again.....spot on.  Great food and great fun.
Sand on Harbour Island: PINK
Dolphin: Enjoying entertaining us
Dolphin: Back in once more so we can sneak back up when you least expect it
Peek a Boo: "I am watching you"
Peace and Plenty: Great place for morning coffee or a lunch with a view of the harbor and free wifi
Goat Cay Beach: Just another breathtaking beach
Goat Cay - Pink Sand: This is for Margie......pink sand here and again at Sand Dollar Beach.....actually I am sure it is all over the place and I am just seeing it.
Goat Cay: George Town
Everywhere: Beach Access from our trip to the local  NAPA store....aka AID.......don
Goat Cay: Just another pretty view of the water from the beach
And they were "swinging": So different ..... "Splash" on the beach .....great food and fun
Shirley
Warderick Wells: Exploring the land masses around the park
Lady Muriel: Greg and nineteen as crew in the Staniel Cay races
Hues of Blues: Not much more to say but ....... Beautiful
Dinghy Dock : Dinghy dock at Staniel Cay
Ti Amo - Starboard Side: Right now.....at a distance she looks great.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club: A happening place
Staniel Cay - Big Majors: Looking out to the water from Staniel Cay
Piggy: This little piggy......
Three classes: A Mega....A Yacht....A Tender
Staniel Cay at night: We had two lovely dinners here.  You pre order your meal by 3
Norman
Jen atop Boo Boo: Jen and I climbed to the top of Boo Boo Hill
Escape Velocity: Driftwood atop Boo Boo Hill that sailors have personalized over the years.  This is from our dear friends Harry and Finola.
Catch of the day: They bring the fish in.....measure....weigh them and then start to filet them.  If you are lucky they are selling or giving it away.
Thank you: The "governor" of the area came to the cruisers dinner to thank us for supporting them in their Regatta at Staniel
Do I: "look fat from this angle?"
Momma: And her babies......they are cute but aggressive at times.....especially if you have bread or really ANY food
Norman
Nurse Sharks: Still a shark is a shark.....Jen will back me in that!  Lol
Our Panoramic Home - Bimini
The Promise: This was our morning sunrise as we were departing for the Bahamas.  The night before if you recall the heavens provided us a rainbow.  As I told one friend .....this was God conversing with me to let me know it would be all right!
The Promise - Part 2: I could look at that all day.  What a beauty across the blue waters!
Yes....a promise and an easy passage.  Thankful!
Bimini?: Just entering into the channel.....if we look real hard we can see the sea color change
The hint of Blue
Island Packet: We took this as it reminded us of some dear friends back home.
Guard duty: The little tiki bar has its
Starfish: Amazing as we docked we could see this creature sitting on the floor of the water.
Ernest Hemingway quote: He speaks of "Browns Dock" and that is where we have stayed here in Bimini.
Beach housing: While the area seems somewhat  depressed, there are some nicer areas near the resort right on the beach.
Appropriately Named: I should borrow this sign :)
Maybe we can buy an island?  Margie?
Beach - sand.....Love it
Blue against the dark green hull
Ti Amo, while salty......I think she looks good here.
Happy boaters!
Dinghy Lineup: At Warderick Wells
Little Farmers Five F Festival: Unloading the boats for the big regatta
At the Starting Line: Little Farmers Regatta Race with boats starting from an anchored start.  Pretty neat to watch
And they are off: Sails full and two or three man crews on most.
Holding On: I think that must be the most exciting place to be.
Tortoise & Hare?: Lacking the Hare but this guys was at Little Farmers Cay waiting for race day at the dinghy dock
Administrative Building: In George Town....brightly colored ....
Valentine
Rose
 
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The Crew

Who: Greg and Glenda Groome
Port: Topping, VA