Adventures aboard Soul Purpose

03 April 2013 | Mouchoir Bank (Atlantic Ocean) and South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands
28 March 2013 | Sapodilla Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
27 March 2013 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
03 March 2013 | Rudder Cut Cay, Exumas
22 February 2013 | Allans Cay to Staniel Cay, Exumas
15 February 2013 | Paradise Island - Atlantis Resort
14 February 2013 | Nassau, Bahamas
06 February 2013 | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
02 February 2013 | Pineapple Cays, Eleuthera
19 January 2013 | Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas
08 November 2012
29 May 2012 | Dickies Cay to John Cash Point (near Marsh Harbor)
28 May 2012 | Fisher’s Bay to Cistern to Man-O-War Cay / Dickies Cay (back and forth across the Sea of Abaco)
27 May 2012 | Green Turtle Cay to Fishers Bay, Great Guana Cay
23 May 2012 | Crab Cay to Bluff House Marina, Green Turtle Cay
22 May 2012 | Crab Cay, Little Abaco Island to Crab Cay off Manjack Cay
21 May 2012 | Great Sale Cay to Green Turtle Cay, umm, nope, how about Crab Cay on Little Abaco Island instead?
19 May 2012 | Lake Worth, FL to West End (Settlement Point), Grand Bahama Island
18 May 2012 | Stuart, FL to Lake Worth (West Palm Beach), FL

Day 1: Finally, we traverse the St. Lucie Inlet!

18 May 2012 | Stuart, FL to Lake Worth (West Palm Beach), FL
Blue skies with 12 kt winds
After a day delay, which we actually needed just to get ourselves packed and the boat provisioned, we had mom and dad drop us of in Stuart midday. We had already picked up a new block (pulley) and the only thing left was to hoist Derek up the mast (all the way up) for a block replacement. After knot tying lessons with me, he finally figured out the bowline knot and up the mast he goes. You realize how tall our mast is when you have to physically hoist a 165 lb man 60 feet with a line and a winch!
After an hour or so, Derek was back down on the boat deck. After a quick engine fluid check, Soul was powered up and ready for her next great leg of the journey! We left the docks around 2 PM and opted to take on the St. Lucie Inlet...never done it before, it was low tide, just dredged and we really didn't have any desire to motor all the way to West Palm in the Intracoastal Waterway. So, in a sand shifting inlet, we carefully navigated out to the open ocean, the lowest water was about 4.2 feet, so there is definitely some sand moving on the bottom, but with our 3.5 ft draw, we were out in open water in no time.
The winds were great, so we hoisted the main, unfurled the jib and shut down the engines. The Gulf Stream is only 5-7 miles offshore near Stuart, FL and its current runs NE, so we tried to grab the counter current closer to shore so we weren't fighting the current all the way to West Palm. We sailed under clear skies to Lake Worth inlet and an hour before sunset anchored up south of Peanut Island. We radioed "Luna Sea" (Steve and Bonnie) to confirm a 3:30AM rendezvous on the outside of the inlet for our sister sail to the Bahamas!!!
Vessel Name: Soul Purpose
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, RI
Crew: Derek & Rachel
Soul Purpose is a Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 catamaran. She is 40' in length with a 21'6" beam and was manufactured in France. [...]
Soul Purpose's Photos - Main
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The first of our adventures aboard Soul Purpose
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25 days in the Abacos (our first trip outside of US waters) May-June 2012
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Our Loggerhead Family Photos - Summer 2012
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Who: Derek & Rachel
Port: Portsmouth, RI

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