Sailing Ti Amo - Our Fourth Adventure

25 January 2020 | Chat N Chill Beach, Exumas, Bahamas
24 January 2020 | Chat N Chill Beach, Exumas, Bahamas
24 January 2020 | Chat N Chill Beach, Exumas, Bahamas
24 January 2020 | Chat N Chill Beach, Exumas, Bahamas
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

A Day to Chat N Chill

25 January 2020 | Chat N Chill Beach, Exumas, Bahamas
glenda groome
The morning cruisers net is held on VHF channel 72 and is comprised of many parts. Our anchor or announcer is Bill on sailing vessel Charisma. Bill hails from Deltaville Virginia and keeps his boat in Fishing Bay Marina. So each morning the net begins with emergency traffic, followed by announcements from local businesses, boaters who need help, boaters that have things to buy, sell or trade and then a kids corner for kids to make their own announcements. It is usually a thirty to forty minute presentation and while sometimes it gets to be a bit lengthy, there is usually something that will peak your interest. For us it would be the seminar that is being held on Chat N Chill Beach today on anchoring, tying a bowline knot and a question and answer session with the gentleman that lost his mast while out sailing last week near Emerald Bay Resort.

With the lecture due to start at 2, Greg and I take Jaxon on a dinghy ride through the hurricane holes to see what boats are moored back there. It is amazing how many boats are back there that have not been moved for a couple of years.

Jaxon and I then head to the beach to meet up with our friends Vicky and Ruby. Ruby is a border terrier and loves to chase her balls. Jaxon met Ruby last year and was quite timid......this year it took a bit of doing but he finally started to warm up to chasing Ruby up and down the beach and even into the water a couple of times. Totally exhausted and sandy, Jaxon is back at Ti Amo and down for the count.

Greg and I head in to the beach for our lecture series. Anchoring in the Bahamas is different than anchoring in the Chesapeake, no doubt and to listen to the number of boats that drag in the storms, it is always good to have this type presentation. Our host was Roland from Baliero. He and his wife Elizabeth have been giving this presentation for a bit now and have a pretty good system put together. Next would be learning to tie a bowline knot fast and easy. That was another good session at least for me and then the gentleman from Bliss II gave us his story about the demasting of his boat. One thing we will add to our boat are bolt cutters as that was what actually allowed him to free the boat of the mast that was in the water along with the sails. Long story that I am sure Greg will share with anyone that has questions.

Back at the boat we see a rainbow and soon thereafter there is the sunset. Time for dinner and planning tomorrows adventures.
Vessel Name: Ti Amo
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 47 LRC
Hailing Port: Topping, VA
Crew: Greg and Glenda Groome
Ti Amo's Photos - Chewie Tribute
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Cone of shame: Taken after diagnosis of eye ulceration.  Chewie was not a fan of his new adornment.
All is clear: Chewie always had his eye on what was happening around him.
Just a chillin: Relaxing and chillin as we ready the boat
Truly a gift: Thankful for this little guy.  Each day that passes we are reminded of what a gift he was in our lives.
 
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The Crew

Who: Greg and Glenda Groome
Port: Topping, VA