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 11: Sailing Weather!

28 May 2012 | Fisher’s Bay to Cistern to Man-O-War Cay / Dickies Cay (back and forth across the Sea of Abaco)
Finally some wind and some sun!
Nothing too crazy happening this day. In a nutshell it was sunny, hot and the winds were blowing between 16 and 20 knots! Finally, perfect sailing weather! We set out with full sails and were zipping around the Sea of Abaco at about 9 knots. It felt so good to stretch the boats legs again as this was the first day that Soul Purpose saw real sailing wind all trip. We checked out a spot we considered anchoring at, Cistern Cay. It turned out to be unprotected with rocks all around. Fine for a day anchorage, but no reason to stay there overnight. So we sailed back across the Sea of Abaco and dropped anchor at Man-o-war cay. Anchored like pros...missing the underwater power line by about 200 yards, genius... We jumped in the dinghy and checked out the surrounding shallows. Rach saw something black in the distance. I assured her with my keen intellect it was a rock but that I would humor her and drive over. Of course it was a ray which decided to put on a show and jump clean out of the water right in front of us. Rachel is always right. Before heading to bed, while there was still light we drove into the harbor to check out the marina and nearby businesses. We drove through in the dinghy and it reminded us of an old New England fishing town? Very rustic, nothing fancy with a purpose built look and feel. Getting low on gas we decided to fully break in our new dinghy and opened it up for a 15 minute ride back to our boat. We took a route in the Sea of Abaco instead of the inner channel that runs though the harbor that we had come in on. We surfed the 2 foot waves and put the dinghy through its paces. The new Tohatsu engine has started to earn its place among us. Compared to the Yahama that it replaced which came back from the dead after I flipped it in 2010...the Tohatsu has a long way to go, but it's growing on me.
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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