TARDIS - Time And Relative Dimensions In Space

It's Bigger on the Inside

02 March 2019
01 March 2019
19 February 2019 | Lynyard Cay, Little Harbor, Snake Cay & Tavern Cay
11 February 2019 | Great Abaco Island - Marsh Harbor
07 February 2019 | Hope Town, Eagle Rock Anchorage - Elbow Cay
05 February 2019 | Dickies Cay, Man-O-War Cay
04 February 2019 | Bakers Bay and Fishers Bay, Great Guana Cay
02 February 2019 | Manjack Cay
28 January 2019 | Black Sound - Green Turtle Cay
23 January 2019 | Black Sound - Green Turtle Cay
15 January 2019 | Fox Town
07 January 2019 | West End, Abacos
05 January 2019 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
30 December 2018 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
21 December 2018 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
13 December 2018 | West Palm Beach Anchorage
06 December 2018 | Peck Lake, FL
29 November 2018 | Pendarvis Cove, Stuart FL
14 November 2018 | Indiantown Marina, FL
10 November 2018 | Travel to FL

Patiently Waiting

30 December 2018 | Lake Sylvia - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Weather not condusive for eastbound travel to Bahamas
Weather windows are few and far between this time of year. The "Christmas Winds" are in place, meaning the E-SE trade winds in the northern Bahamas have taken hold. What this means for TARDIS is the wind is on the 'nose' and will make crossing the gulf stream very uncomfortable and dangerous.

TARDIS is anchored in a good place. She has faced 30+ winds on multiple days and the anchor has held firmly. The strong winds have come from the EAST and the WEST with no change to the anchor.

We have been treated to awesome skies and very little rain.







Most days we are able to get off the boat for a few hours. Yesterday we ventured out on our Hobie I-14 Inflatable Kayak and went to the beach where we were asked to leave by a laughing hotel security guard, dressed in BLACK. The Marriott and it's neighbors don't like boat people! Today we plan another Kayak adventure to a landing and walk to the Port Everglades Inlet Jetty to watch the traffic pass. Hopefully this trip will not result in another eviction.

So what do we do?

Christmas Day found us on 'SPACE PATROL' at Southport Raw Bar. The bar was closed but we had access to WIFI and Charlie updated all the devices and downloaded new navigation software that recently became available for the Bahamas while Eileen read.



Eileen cooked ALOT! One day she baked muffins, brownies and cornbread, as well as made an awesome Christmas meal of stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots and salmon patties.



Charlie got friendly with his new High Frequency (HF) radio with AM, USB, LSB and other bands that he knows absolutely nothing about.



It's supposed to be a very good 1980's ICOM communications receiver, model IC-R71A purchased from Mike at Mike's Electronics in North Fort Lauderdale, a rare remaining electronics store. Mike is 80 and has been an ICOM dealer for nearly 50 years. It was a joy to purchase from Mike. The issue on TARDIS is figuring out a proper antenna. This seemed to work best and Charlie was excited when he was able to tune into Chris Parkers Marine Weather Channel at 6:30AM the first time.



Since we and many of our friends and relatives believe geothermal engineering is nuking us with the chem trails, we post the picture of the radar reflector on Charlie's head to send to Joe Traub, who is helping Charlie figure out the new radio antenna.



When we leave TARDIS for the day we never know what we will find anchored next to us when we return. The kids and adults sure had fun swimming in cold water on a cloudy day however.



We were also very happy to find the $1 Trolley to the beach that leaves just a few blocks from the Raw Bar. Our first stop is the raw bar.



Then it's the Trolley Stop



The happy couple waiting to return from the beach after missing the first bus while Charlie purchased two large PBR's at the liquor store in brown paper bags behind the bus stop.



Maybe next time we take the water taxi and explore further away



Waiting gave Charlie time to make TARDIS better with little improvements.

A new throttle stopper at the helm


A switch on the external speaker


Line organizers


HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!


We wish everyone the very best as we close 2018 and open 2019! We thank everyone who follows our journey and enjoy hearing from you all.
Comments
Vessel Name: TARDIS
Vessel Make/Model: 1979 Tartan 37C
Hailing Port: Indianapolis, Indiana
Crew: Charlie Brehob, Time Lord; Eileen Leonard, Companion
About:
Lifetime avid, formerly competive, sailors who had their own J-24's. Eileen owns "Fun Police" and Charlie owned "Beerrun" sailing at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. Both have owned numerous types of sailboats and have a great deal of experience in many types of small sailboats. [...]
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A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and space. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings through the ship's chameleon circuit. TARDIS has just undergone a ten year restoration after [...]
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