Pathfinder to the Sea

... Go east older couple!

24 May 2023 | Hudson River
23 May 2023 | New York City
21 May 2023 | Jersey coast
17 May 2023 | Chesapeake Bay
15 May 2023
30 April 2023 | Charleston, SC
23 April 2023 | Beaufort, SC
14 April 2023 | Cumberland and Jekyll Islands
08 April 2023 | Florida
06 April 2023 | Gulf Stream
05 April 2023 | Powell Cay
02 April 2023 | Manjack Cay
01 April 2023 | Green Turtle Cay
29 March 2023 | Marsh Harbor
26 March 2023 | Hopetown
25 March 2023 | Little Harbor
23 March 2023 | Egg Island and Sandy Cay

Short Update from the Glass Window

22 March 2023 | Glass Window, Eleuthera
Roger Wallace | Sunny, Windy and Nice
Susan and I are currently anchored at the Glass Window near the top of Eleuthera Island. We have been anchored here since midday yesterday. The window is an extremely narrow rock Isthmus connecting the top of Eleuthera to the rest of the Island. Describing it as an Isthmus might be generous as there is a low section through which the turbulent Atlantic Ocean can pour through at different times and different weather conditions. It is pouring through intermittently now.

The weather pattern is finally settling back into a more seasonal pattern which is facilitating us sailing Pathfinder more. We will soon depart for our third day of nice sailing in a row. Today's destination is The Current and possibly Egg Island as we prepare to jump across to the Abacos on Friday. The current is a narrow channel that is properly named as there can be 10 knots of current through it depending on the tide cycle.

Immediately prior to arriving here, we were anchored in Hatchet Harbor for a night. Hatchet could be considered a hurricane hole as it is sheltered on all sides by relatively high land (30'). Our understanding is that Hatchet was a shallow, unnavigatible blue hole until a channel was blasted through a 50-100' rim of rock on the west side to create a 50' wide channel into the hole. The narrow entrance can get squirrelly at times.

The weather pattern changed just before we sailed to Hatchet from Governor's Harbour where we were anchored for several days.

We are definitely working our way north now and the Abacos will be the last of the Bahamian Islands we will visit before we jump back to the United States. If the weather forecast is accurate, we will have good reaching conditions to sail across the deep (14,000ft) Northeast Providence Channel to Little Harbor Cut on the east side of Great Abaco. Once through the cut, we will then be able to sail the east side of the Abacos behind a chain of barrier islands/reefs.

More details soon.
Vessel Name: Pathfinder
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Kingsland Bay, VT, USA
Crew: Roger & Susan
We met paddling whitewater kayaks. Now, after raising two wonderful adults, we are excited for the next water based phase of our lives together. [...]
Pathfinder is a Bristol 38.8, which is an excellent bluewater sailboat. Our search for an trans-oceanic boat started with a spreadsheet containing data on dozens of boats. The Bristol 38.8, and her sister vessels, were at the top of the list "by the numbers." Pathfinder has proven to be a joy to [...]
Pathfinder's Photos - Main
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These are photos taken on our walk out to the preserve (2 miles from the harbor) and as we explored the preserve. It is part of the Bahamanian National Trust holdings that opened 10 years ago. The paths are beautiful and it was wonderful to get into the local forest and understand a bit about the various plants that have been important in the culture and landscape here.
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Created 18 March 2023
This is a beautiful national park, uninhabited and so beautiful! Pictures of the beaches, ruins and sky views.
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Created 12 March 2023
Photos of our time in Georgetown. Hike to the monument on Stocking Iland, exploring an old Canal, ruins and a defunct resort on Crab Island and race awards.
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Created 12 March 2023
Pictures from Bill Bagg's and environs
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Created 12 January 2023