S/V NELLEKE

The ship's blog for SV Nelleke out of Shelburne, NS

Underway. Heading back to Deltaville

Sunday 19 January 2020
The crew of Sandals who invited us over last night for a farewell diner outdid themselves. A beautiful and delicious avocado and shrimp salad, Steak and kidney pie with mushrooms, and peaches, yumm! Part of me feels that it...

Last day at Sunset Bay Marina

Saturday 19 January 2020
20/01 dep Stuart art Wabasso Bridge

21/01 dep Wabasso Bridge arr Titusville

22/01 dep Titusville arr NSB

23/01 dep NSB arri St Augustine

25/01 dep St Augustine arr...

Windy day at Lighthouse Point

Friday 17 January 2020

....which is on the other side of the St Lucie River from Stuart.

If you didn't get the message yesterday let me reinforce the fact that I, at least, wouldn't mind one little bit if we were to get our hands...

Another warm day in Stuart

Thursday 16 January 2020
It turns out that the boat that was coming in to the space on the dock where we are presently may not be coming in until tomorrow so we do have the option of staying another day. However, as we are tired of bleeding money, we...

Stuart and we have a mooring to move to tomorrow

Wednesday 15 January 2020
Up after getting recovered from the lack of sleep on the crossing and ready to go. First task was a trip to Walmart's for provisioning. These outings are always fun, made so by the driver, Sam, who is also the General Manager...

Second post for first day back in Stuart

Tuesday 14 January 2020
All right!

It's morning. Sort of. We arrived at the fuel dock at Sunset Bay Marina at around 0200 last night, had a quick bite to eat, a celebratory tot, and crashed for three to four hours until the marina opened...

Back at Stuart

Monday 13 January 2020
Isn't it interesting how there is always a serpent of some sort in every Eden? Here is Alice Town in North Bimini, it's the garbage in the streets resulting, we have surmised, from the residents lack of hope for anything better....

We’re off! Well, no we aren’t

Sunday 12 January 2020
Well, today through to Thursday all look like good days to cross over to Florida. Winds averaging 17 knots and wave heights 1-2 meters with a five second period. Now we just have to weigh the pros and cons of staying here for...

A trip to the south side

Saturday 11 January 2020
You know, sometimes I want to kick myself. I mean here I am complaining about being weather bound in the Bimini Islands, sitting in the cockpit sipping on a wee dram of rum and feeling upset that we can't get moving. I mean that...

Majority Rules Day

Friday 10 January 2020
Today is a public holiday in the Bahamas - Majority Rules Day, the day when equality for all was vested in the population and everyone had an equal vote in what was happening in the country. This happened for the first time on...