Sailing with Allegria

10 October 2018 | Pungo River, NC
13 September 2018 | Galesville, MD
30 August 2018 | Shelburn, NS
23 August 2018 | Louse Harbor, Nova Scotia
13 August 2018 | North Bay Newfoundland
02 August 2018 | Shelburn, NS
21 July 2018 | Seal Bay, Vinalhaven, Maine
08 July 2018 | Gloucester, Mass
25 June 2018 | Cape May, NJ
30 May 2018 | Anna Maria
07 April 2018 | Palm Beach
02 April 2018 | Palm Beach
19 March 2018 | Florida Straits
15 March 2018 | Grand Cayman
04 March 2018 | Georgetown, Grand Cayman
28 February 2018 | Caribbean Sea
25 February 2018 | Linton Bay
01 February 2018 | San Blas, Panama
15 January 2018 | Yansalidup, San Blas, Kuna Yala, Panama
24 December 2017 | Cartagena, Columbia

Cayman Islands

15 March 2018 | Grand Cayman
Dee
This place has been a pleasant surprise. We had originally planned to head to the Bay Islands of Honduras and then on to Belize, but reports of piracy off Honduras changed our minds and we has a raucous 5 day sail to Georgetown, CI instead. Arriving late in the afternoon, we called the port security and were welcomed and handed off to the Harbor Patrol who escorted us to a courtesy mooring for the night. Then in the morning they returned and lead us into the wharf for customs and immigration clearance, all at no charge, and then back to a free mooring. After all the expense and crookedness of the past few months we were very pleased.
We stayed at the port in Georgetown for a few days exploring the town and sampling the local fare. Sing’s Roti Shack and Wellies Cool Spot were two of our favorites for good local food. There was an excellent grocery very near the dinghy dock with everything you might want. Georgetown is a busy commercial banking center and also a bustling port with anywhere from 3-6 cruise ships a day and a constant stream of commercial shipping. Downtown is a typical cruise destination with the addition of free range chickens and iguanas running all over the place. There is diving to do right in the harbor, with crystal clear water and beautiful coral and fish.
We then moved around to the north side of the island to North Sound. There is a marked pass through the reef into the calm sound with a controlling depth of 7.5 feet. We went to Governor’s Creek and anchored for several days in this very calm and protected anchorage. There is good access to the beach and walking distance to Camana Bay, an upscale dining, shopping and entertainment complex. Also Foster’s Food Store is nearby with great selection and prices. A Cost U Less store is also here, which is like a Costco but with no membership required. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful beach, and in the clear water.
After a few days we moved across the sound to Kaibo and a very quiet anchorage there nearby the resort. We took a dinghy ride out to Stingray City, a sandbar where very tame stingrays congregate and allow the tourists to play with them and be fed.
Now we are back at Governor’s Creek and plan to head out tomorrow. We’ll take the bus into town today and clear out with customs and immigration and pick up our pole spears and pepper spray, which were confiscated when we checked in, and do some last minute grocery shopping. Molly wants to stop at a used book shop we found and see if she can find any more treasures there as well.
Our plan is to head for Key West, a 3 and a half or 4 day run, or maybe all the way to Miami depending on the weather. Look for some more pictures in the gallery.
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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First to the Bahamas and then up to Maine
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I love lighthouses. These are some of the lighthouses we sailed past while in Maine. How many have you seen?
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