Sailing Ti Amo - Our Fourth Adventure

23 January 2020 | Kidd Cove, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
22 January 2020 | George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
21 January 2020 | George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
20 January 2020 | George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
19 January 2020 | Williams Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
18 January 2020 | Williams Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
17 January 2020 | Willams Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
16 January 2020 | Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas
15 January 2020 | Black Point, Exumas, Bahamas
14 January 2020 | Big Majors, Staniel Cay, Bahamas
13 January 2020 | Big Majors, Exumas, Bahamas
08 January 2020 | Coral Harbour, Nassau, Bahamas
07 January 2020 | Cabbage Cay, Bahamas
06 January 2020 | Great Harbour Cay Marina, Bahamas
05 January 2020 | Great Harbour Cay Marina, Bahamas
04 January 2020 | Great Harbour Cay Inside Anchorage
03 January 2020 | Great Harbour Cay Anchorage, Bahamas
02 January 2020 | Great Harbor Cay Anchorage, Bahamas
01 January 2020 | Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas
31 December 2019 | Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas

Swinging and Swaying

23 January 2020 | Kidd Cove, George Town, Exumas, Bahamas
glenda groome
All is quiet in the anchorage.....not a dinghy motor running and all is pretty windy and we are rocking pretty well. The next thing we hear is the radio squawking that there is a motor vessel in Kidd Cove dragging and no one is responding to the requests to check his anchor. He must have still been asleep as it was pretty early.

Most of the day was much of the same. One poor couple was in at Peace and Plenty having brunch with their parents who were visiting when they were pulled from their meal because their boat near Chat N Chill was dragging. The boat was locked up so persons could not get on board to fire it up and move it for them.

I am sure there are a lot of reasons for leaving your boat unattended during a blow, but we choose to sit with Ti Amo and make sure she is playing nice with the others in the anchorage. Greg busied himself with making water and helping a fellow Yanmar owner trouble shoot his starter issues over the radio. I relaxed most of the day as our nights have been stressful and fitful sleep. I later baked some apple crisp for our neighbor who helped me pick up Greg at the dock the night before.

All of this day was spent reflecting on "what would momma be thinking" as it was her birthday. Notes from friends and siblings warmed the heart and brought smiles throughout the day. But truly I wonder what she would have thought of me crossing the Atlantic to the Bahamas for now our fourth season. Of one thing I am certain.....we will probably have that conversation one day! Happy Birthday!
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