Sailing with Allegria

24 December 2019 | Anna Maria
21 November 2019 | Cayo Costa
27 October 2019 | Charleston, SC
28 September 2019 | Annapolis
09 September 2019 | Port Jefferson, NY
26 August 2019 | Snow Island, ME
18 August 2019 | Rockland, ME
14 July 2019 | Ort Jeff, NY
11 June 2019 | Annapolis
26 May 2019 | St Mary's, MD
13 May 2019 | Belhaven,NC
15 April 2019 | Titusville
19 March 2019 | Palm Beach
11 January 2019 | Anna Maria
18 November 2018 | Anna Maria
31 October 2018 | Palm Beach
10 October 2018 | Pungo River, NC
13 September 2018 | Galesville, MD
30 August 2018 | Shelburn, NS

Bimini

27 March 2016 | Bimini
Dee
We pulled the anchor and headed through the Marker Five bridge at around 4 PM. The wind was light out of the south and as we went out passed the reef and into the ocean, it died completely. As we motored on the wind filled in out of the southeast and on our nose. With the current in the Gulf Stream, even though our course was between 70 and 80 degrees, we were pointed at 100 degrees. It was a motor sail all night and bouncy, but as we made it to the other side we headed more northeast and the sailing and ride became more tolerable. Lots of ship traffic around to keep life interesting.
We came into the inlet at Bimini around 9AM and were tied up at Brown’s Dock by 10:00. After the usual paper shuffle at Customs and Immigration (not to mention a large cash outlay) we set about trying to find a phone SIM. No luck however, as the only store open was out of cards and the Batelco office is closed till Tuesday. I guess we’ll wait until we get to Staniel Cay to try again.
Our plan is to head out today across the banks if the wind lays down as fore cast this afternoon. We’ll try to make it overnight to West Bay on New Providence or if we feel good and the weather and timing are right we could continue on to the Exumas.
So far, all’s well.
The picture is Molly at Big John's with her Conch Fritters
Comments
Vessel Name: Allegria
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby 42
Hailing Port: Tampa
Crew: Dee and Molly Strickland
About:
Dee grew up in central Florida and was sailing if the wind was blowing and skiing if it was flat. During his residency for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Cleveland he met the love of his life, Molly working as a nurse in the E.R. [...]
Extra: Dee, Molly and daughter Lisa left Tampa Bay in 1994 and sailed to Trinidad and Venezuela, and then back up the US east coast. Lisa was home schooled and then we returned to Tampa Bay where she skipped 4th grade and moved to 5th. She is now studying for her PhD in Art History at SUNY at Stoney Brook.
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