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 5: There's 2 Crab Cays!

22 May 2012 | Crab Cay, Little Abaco Island to Crab Cay off Manjack Cay
After our first dolphin and shark sighting in the picturesque bay of Crab Cay, we were off to Green Turtle to meet up with Steve and Bonnie (Luna Sea) and also some friends of theirs that had flown in. We made it pretty close before the weather let us know that pulling into a slip wasn't going to happen anytime soon. The sky opened up dumping inches of rain and the winds kicked up to around 18 knots. We dropped sail, put the Diesels to work and charged into an Anchorage at Manjack Cay. We came in hot weaving through some boats that were already anchored. Of course, with the pouring rain, wind and unfamiliar anchorage, the windless (winch that controls the anchor/chain) decides to malfunction for the first time ever! Alarms start going off, Rach and I can't even hear each other because the rain is so loud and the windless is letting chain out on its own. I threw open the door to the engine room, killed the main breaker for the windless and headed back to the bow to check on our situation. Somehow Rach had hooked up the anchoring bridle in all the chaos at 60 feet of chain. I don't know how she did it, but it allowed for perfect anchoring and overall boat position. We pulled the rest of the chain up by hand and decided to wait to troubleshoot the windless until the weather passed (turned out our fancy remote control failed...luckily we hooked up redundant push button controls last year so we were all set). The best part is that the friends that we were headed to Green Turtle to meet up with were also anchored in Manjack! We were right next to them so it provided a great playground for us to hold up for the night and share some cocktails with our neighbors.
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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Created 8 November 2012
25 days in the Abacos (our first trip outside of US waters) May-June 2012
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Created 8 November 2012
Our Loggerhead Family Photos - Summer 2012
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Created 8 November 2012

Home on the Ocean

Who: Derek & Rachel
Port: Portsmouth, RI

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