Musings of a sailor, writer, dreamer

05 June 2010 | Green Turtle Cay
22 August 2008 | Cooley’s Landing Marina, Fort Lauderdale
29 June 2008 | Bimini
26 June 2008 | Lynyard Cay
20 June 2008 | Hopetown Harbor
10 June 2008 | Man O’ War Cay
05 June 2008 | Marsh Harbor
28 May 2008 | Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay
24 May 2008 | Green Turtle Cay
19 May 2008 | Moraine Cay
18 May 2008 | Mangrove Cay
18 May 2008 | West End, Grand Bahama
06 February 2008 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
13 August 2007 | Long Cove, Tenants Harbor
09 August 2007 | Robinhood Marine Center, Riggs Cove
02 August 2007 | Seal Cove just inside Cape Elizabeth
29 July 2007 | Salem, Mass.
23 July 2007 | Brenton Cove, Newport Harbor
22 July 2007 | Mystic Seaport, CT
15 July 2007 | Newport Marina, Jersey City, New Jersey

Keeping up with the Hatteras crowd

18 May 2008 | Mangrove Cay
Winds west 20-25
The Old Bahama Bay Marina at West End has nothing Old Bahama about it. The place was full of sport fishing boats and the associated big money crowd. I felt like they were going to discover I didn't belong there at any moment. They charged me $3.50/ft. plus $20.00 for water and while the facilities were nice - they weren't that great! I bought 10 gallons of fuel and a bag of ice on my way out of the place, and my bill for one night plus fuel and ice was almost $200.00. Who are the rich people who live like that?

Dane and Terry on North Star wanted to see more of the village and use the rental bikes at the marina, so they decided to stay one more night. I split the next day, even though it was a little worrisome going through the Indian Rock passage (shown above) all by myself with an outgoing tide and riding a string ingoing west wind. It was a little like the river rapids for a few minutes, but then it flattened out and I was on the banks.

I motored along with the wind behind me and while the chart shows the little picture of an anchor on the west side of round Mangrove Cay, clearly in this reverse wind, I needed to go to the other side. I slowly poked my way in assuming I would have the place all to myself. Before the night was over, I was joined by two big sportsfish boats, a couple of giant trawlers and a big cat - and they followed me around to the other side of the island. I went from being the pauper to the trailblazer!

Fair winds!
Vessel Name: Talespinner
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber 33
Hailing Port: Fort Lauderdale
Crew: Christine Kling
About: Christine is the writes nautical fiction including the suspense novels featuring tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan and the the Caribbean thriller, Circle of Bones. She cruises aboard OPB's (other People's Boats) and her own Caliber 33 Talespinner.
Christine has cruised the waters of the South Pacific, Caribbean and Atlantic for over 35 years. She has been a charterboat cook, windsurfing instructor, crew, and homeschooling mom. Christine bought her own boat in 2005, and it has been her primary home ever since. Christine is fulfilling her [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/kling/
Talespinner 's Photos - Talespinner (Main)
14 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 21 June 2008
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Created 6 June 2008
I live aboard my Caliber 33 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Created 6 February 2008
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Created 9 August 2007
Some photos of our cruise along this coast
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Created 24 July 2007
Wild Matilda sails into New York Harbor and out into Long Island Sound
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Created 22 July 2007

The crew

Who: Christine Kling
Port: Fort Lauderdale