Sailing with Inspiration

a journal detailing the cruising adventures of the sailing catamaran Inspiration

03 July 2016 | Prickley Bay, Grenada
14 May 2016 | Ste. Anne, Martinique
05 April 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
05 April 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
20 March 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
20 March 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
29 February 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
08 July 2015 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
03 July 2015 | Grenada, WI
06 June 2015 | Fort de France, Martinique
25 May 2015 | Portsmouth, Dominica
17 May 2015 | Barbuda
15 May 2015 | Portsmouth, Dominica
30 April 2015 | Barbuda
24 April 2015 | Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
13 April 2015 | Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
30 March 2015 | Deshaies, Guadalupe
23 March 2015 | Rodney Bay, St Lucia
23 March 2015 | Calviny Bay, Grenada
12 March 2015 | Grenada, WI

At Nassau

31 March 2012
We spent the last 2 days a few miles south of Morgan's Bluff, anchored in Conch Bay - that had NO conch! The route was between the barrier reef & the island with occasional coral heads strewn about. It was slow motoring with both of us watching for shallow spots. The guide book says you could do this with a 5' draft boat - I was scared a couple times with only 3' !!! We anchored about a mile from the reef - actually lots of clumps of coral-encrusted areas. Some are 5' to 50' around and some are the size of 2-3 city blocks. East of these is a rock/sand shallows with scattered small coral. That slopes down quickly into the Tongue of the Ocean (8000'). As the breakers were not something we wanted to brave with the dinghy, we stayed on the inside & hit several different outcrops. NO lobster ): Lots of fish, not many that I knew were edible. In close to 5 hrs of snorkeling over 2 days I had 2 non-fatal hits (they got away LOL). Got lots of exercise tho :D There were fish that I might have been able to spear, but I didn't know whether they were edible or not & didn't want to kill something I couldn't eat. I'm looking for a fish book in Nassau!!! LOL

Our guess is that the whole reef area has been fished out. With nothing to catch, we're heading to Nassau.

Sat afternoon - we entered Nassau Harbor about 4pm and anchored in a large area with lots of oter boats. We're going to a marina slip tomorrow in order to do laundry & re-provision the galley. We left Conch Bay about 9:30am, worked our way up the inside passage to a channel through the reef. The 1st half of the trip was motoring against light winds. Shortly after noon the wind strengthened & shifted so that we could use the sails (& increased our speed form 6 mph to 7.5-8).

Finally, I found out howw to add the Gallery link to the blog. However, I'll still include a shot of our 3rd crew member doing what she does best :D
Vessel Name: Inspiration
Vessel Make/Model: PDQ 36 LRC
Hailing Port: Milwaukee, WI
Crew: Gary Lehnertz / Margi Lehnertz
About: Margi has wrapped up her tax returns and has now joined the boat. (Brad is back in Alaska - until next winter. Brad has lived in Alaska for the past 30+ years. He's now wintering in south Florida and is assisting on the trip to the eastern Caribbean.)
We are taking my sailboat cruising through the Bahamas, then to the Virgin Islands followed by the eastern Caribbean (Leeward & Windward Islands). With the late start we go leaving George Town, we are working our way East & South. We will probably skip the Virgin Islands & the Leeward islands [...]
Inspiration's Photos - Main
Photos of Martinique
3 Photos
Created 3 July 2016
Pictures from visiting Trinidad
214 Photos
Created 25 February 2016
7 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 15 April 2015
pictures from Dominica
18 Photos
Created 17 March 2014
Parades & sights during Carnival at Port de France, Martinique
95 Photos
Created 19 February 2013
Pictures from the Grenada Carnival
20 Photos
Created 14 August 2012
more sunsets - sun rise comes too early!
29 Photos
Created 2 June 2012
Places we have been, People we have met
116 Photos | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 28 March 2012
Pictures of Inspirations crew (2 & 4 legged)
51 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 28 March 2012
shots around the inside & outside of the boat
39 Photos
Created 15 March 2012