Sailing Ti Amo

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
16 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
15 April 2019 | Treasure Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
14 April 2019 | Great Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
13 April 2019 | Mon O War, Abacos
12 April 2019 | Little Harbor, Abacos
11 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos
10 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor,
09 April 2019 | Marsh Harbor, Abacos, Bahamas
08 April 2019 | Hope Town, Abacos, Bahamas
07 April 2019 | Tavern Cay, Tilloo Cut, Abacos, Bahamas

Home by May 1st

30 April 2019 | Urbanna Creek
glenda groome
We have had an uneventful trip home. While we are just fifteen miles from entering the Chesapeake, the flies have been welcoming us for the last ten miles. You know you are getting close when you see those things swarm in one after another. Greg and I have been out of practice as it is not something we see much of in the Bahamas. Oh well, fly swatter in hand and bodies are dropping "like flies".

This part of the trip up along the North Carolina coast seems to be the longest as we are not getting much help from the sails and we are battling a current. The wind speed which was up to 15 knots has now dropped to 7 so we will crank the engine up just a little to make us feel we are getting home a little quicker.

Now entering the Chesapeake it is still pretty calm but visibility is low. We enjoy getting through the tunnel area without too much trouble. Once we have cleared through the tricky areas, I go down for my nap. Within an hour the winds have picked up and from below it feels like we are flying. I come back up to check on the captain who says it is too rough and he will hold the wheel a while longer.

3:00 am and we are at the mouth of the Rappahannock. HOME......almost!
With our new marina for Ti Amo we have about 15 miles to relax and await daybreak so we can enter the creek. Life is good.

And just like that we are under the Norris Bridge at 04:30 am and headed for the channel. Hoping for a little daylight before we get there so we slow it down a bit.

By 6:30 the sun was coming up and the boat was tied up at her new home. Nice amenities.....pool, bathrooms, floating docks and two parking lots. Pretty nice.

Good to be home!
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