Sailing South on Solitude

John, Penni & Timmy

Surprise!

When we woke up this morning and looked out into the bay, we saw a couple of boats had left, including Happy Destiny. I checked my messages and sure enough Kathie had texted to say they checked the weather this morning and it looked as though the winds were...

Far from civilization

Having helped Timmy write his blog yesterday, we had a bit of a scary night. Timmy seemed unable to settle down to sleep. He lay down, and then got up a few minutes later, sat up for a while before repeating the routine. I offered him water, a pee pee pad, a...

Notes from a cruising dog

I reflect back to how my life has changed since being plucked from my luxury penthouse with Jim and Ann and placed on a 28 foot sailboat with mummy and daddy. Personally, I thought they had lost their minds as they smiled at me and told me it would be fun. I...

The unmissable reef

Unfortunately the no-see-ums and mosquitos plagued us most of the night as there were rain showers and no wind - not a good combination. Oh well, on to the luxury of Chubb Cay Marina today- air conditioning, showers, toilets and (don’t tell John) a spa!...

Friends

Neither John or I had slept well but it did not seem to matter. John planned to help Greg fix his generator in the morning and then we would see how the day unfolded. While John went over to Happy Destiny, I took the opportunity to hand wash some clothes and...

The Blue Hole Experience

We did not sleep that well last night. John started off in the salon to get the cooler air. I was okay with the front hatch open as the temperature quickly fell from the 90 degrees Fahrenheit as the sun went down. We were grateful for the breeze but it did...

Travel without a working alternator

Although we had enjoyed Great Harbor marina immensely, we were ready to continue the adventure, albeit without a working alternator. The plan is to use the generator morning and night to keep the batteries charged. We will keep an eye on the batteries and can...

The Alternator Problem- Part 5

John called Quentin the Alternator guy at 10 am. He was very proud that he waited that long. ‘Two minutes’ Quentin told him ‘I’ll be at the marina in two minutes’. There was no mention of whether he had the part or not so we waited impatiently. We...

The Alternator Problem-part 4

The day started early with a bang. And a flash. A thunderstorm surrounded and pummeled us from 3:30 am. The rain hammered the boat for the rest of the night. We put our electronics in the oven and tried to sleep. The first drop of water landed on me at 5 am. I...

The Alternator Problem-part 3

The day started early with a bang. And a flash. A thunderstorm surrounded and pummeled us from 3:30 am. The rain hammered the boat for the rest of the night. We put our electronics in the oven and tried to sleep. The first drop of water landed on me at 5 am. I...