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 10: On the road (sea) again….

27 May 2012 | Green Turtle Cay to Fishers Bay, Great Guana Cay
On our own now... With the departure of Luna Sea, we started assembling a plan for some, snorkeling, diving, hiking and hopefully some spirited sailing. We pushed off from our slip and cool crisp air conditioning and headed to Great Guana. Actually, Rach and I didn't really have a solid plan, we were going to wing it and pick a destination on the fly. However as luck would have it we ran into four very cool people just before leaving the dock. Stuart & Maddie, and Bob & Sandra. They had pulled into Green Turtle to enjoy the Bohemian BBQ party that we all went to the night before. Having residence in the Bahamas they were not only a wealth of knowledge, but also some of the nicest people we had met on our trip. Among other recommendations, they told us to check out Nippers on Great Guana for the Sunday pig roast! You just have to love this type of living...walk down the dock, run into other nice boaters and find out that your next stop is a big party and pig roast. In the 15 minutes that we got to know each other a bit, Stuart and Maddie offered to let us take their car to pick up Alex when he touched down 5 days later. I am inclined to repeat my last statement to drive home the just don't meet people with that level of kindness and generosity anymore! More to come on that point in a week when we meet up with Stuart and Maddie in Treasure Cay. So heeding the nice couples' advice, we set out for Nippers restaurant and bar. The scene was a perfect contrast and just what we were looking for. It was sort of cross with a Spring break party, meets a rough sketch Hamptons beachside dance bar/club, meets yachting crowd in the islands, meets a great bunch of locals! The place was packed and the DJ was busting out dance music which had everyone from old to young breaking out moves...some good, some not so good. We had a great time, getting crooked, meeting new people and even hanging at the abutting beach! As you would guess might happen after drinking all afternoon and night, we were hungry so we headed out down the dirt roads back toward the harbor and to our dinghy that we had pulled up on shore. As often seems to happen in these parts, we ran into another party at a place called Grabbers which was a beach bar/restaurant with poolside eating. Don't picture fancy or pretentious when I say poolside dining. It's still very chill with a laid back vibe. It was definitely laid back because to order, eat and pay for 2 appetizers took about 2 hours. Good thing we were already loose! We jumped back in the dinghy, dawned the headlamps and headed back to Soul Purpose. I don't really remember what happened after that...actually I don't really remember that either, but I do know that it happened and it was fun :)
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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