Whisper Sailing

Bill and Judy's adventures continue..........

25 February 2018 | Exumas, Bahamas
21 November 2017 | George Town, Exuma
24 April 2017 | Bahamas
03 April 2017 | Thompson Bay
31 March 2017 | Great Exuma
28 February 2017 | Palm Cay Marina
17 February 2017 | Palm Cay Marina, Nassau, Bahamas
27 January 2017 | Little Farmers Cay, Exemas
14 January 2017 | Exuma Bahamas
26 December 2016 | Spanish Wells, Bahamas
19 December 2016 | Devils Cay, Berry Islands
19 December 2016 | Addison NASA Bridge
19 December 2016 | Cave Cay to Spence Rock
04 December 2016 | Abacos Bahamas
12 November 2016 | Jacksonville Beach FL
05 May 2016 | Darien, GA
23 April 2016 | Gulf Stream
22 April 2016 | Northern Abaco
10 April 2016 | Abaco
31 March 2016 | Exuma, Eleuthra, Abaco

Out in the Wilderness

10 August 2015 | Georgian Bay, Ontario
We were out nine days..... what an adventure! Uproar and Whisper got lots of sailing, the crews had lots of dinghy rides, cocktail parties, great food and laughs. Here is a synopsis:

Day 2: We left Portage Couvert with the intention of stopping in Killarney for fish and chips. Killarney was a zoo of boats! Neither marina had any day slips, so Uproar docked at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) dock and Whisper rafted off. We got lunch and ran our errands and only overstayed the 30 minute limit by half an hour. We went off to dock at Thomas Bay, where we found the tugs, Tug'N, Sir Tugley Blue, Heart Tug and our old friends Jan and Bob on Wings. Water was really really cold so no swimming here.

Day 3: We SAILED the Collins Inlet to Mill Lake! We anchored off Green Island and had a lovely swim and dinner.

Day 4: Only 4 miles to the corner at Beaverstone Bay, so we motored there. Uproar got through the shallows with flying colors (the chart says 6' max and she draws nearly 8'). Out into Georgian Bay we were able to put up sails again and get all the way to Bad River just before the rain squall.

Day 5-6-7: Anchored at Bad River. Fabulous place to explore. We were able to get through the rapids at Devil's Door so we got into the back country and explored channels way up from the main passage. With the higher water this year, we didn't have the problems pushing through as we did in the past. We had one weather day that eventually treated us to a fantastic full double rainbow. We also caught fish and had a great small mouth bass dinner for the four of us. One of the days we took Whisper through the Small Craft Route nearby. Uproar can't do it with her draft so we had all four of us onboard. Russ and Lisa marveled at the rocky, narrow passages and were appropriately impressed with the Parting Channel. We'll get pictures up when I get better WIFI.

Day 8-9: Anchored at the Bustard Islands. We liked the sail from Bad River to the Bustards... only 7 miles. We anchored just at the end of the Gun Barrel channel. We were able to take the dinghys on a long loop into the unmarked channels in the southern part of the islands..some of the passages were pretty narrow and shallow..and of course, had a rock smack in the middle of the channel. No fish at the Bustards though..at least we couldn't find them! Russ and Lisa left for Tobermory and eventually Detroit, from here. We left to follow the Small Craft Route to Britt.

Day 10-11: Britt, Byng Inlet. We arrived in the early afternoon to find not one, but two of the boats we had lost hope of seeing this summer. We spent one great evening with Gar and Helen from White Star and another with Lyn and Tim from Mutual Affair. In both cases, we met these people four years ago and have been reconnecting at various points over and over. We love this part of the cruising life!
Vessel Name: Whisper
Vessel Make/Model: Tartan 34-2
Hailing Port: Milwaukee WI
Crew: Bill and Judy
Whisper's Photos - Main
Every shade of blue-green-purple greets our eyes on a continuing basis
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Created 24 April 2017
Our first island anchorages were in the Berries. Sugar sand beaches, clear blue water, conch and starfish, everyday a new wonderful experience.
10 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We are spending over a week in Bimini waiting for weather to cross to the Berry Islands (a 75 mile crossing that will require two good days). So we walk, drive, and dinghy our way around North Bimini to learn about the land and the people.
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Created 6 February 2016
There were many projects we did to upgrade Whisper to a more efficient, comfortable, safe and enjoyable boat.
7 Photos
Created 10 January 2016
The many contrasting scenes on the Intercoastal Waterway
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Created 25 December 2015
Our favorite anchorage on the eastern shore. The cove featured St Martin Point house and grounds, a 19th century home with accommodations for eighteen people, currently available as vacation rental. Dan, the caretaker invited us to explore the house and grounds.
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Created 28 October 2015
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Created 27 October 2015
Workboat Festival
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Created 26 October 2015
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
7 Photos
Created 25 October 2015
Boat show
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Created 11 October 2015
Highlights of our stay in the Big Apple
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Created 2 October 2015
Fixed bridges, lift bridges, railroad bridges, road bridges, bridges to nowhere.
8 Photos
Created 13 September 2015
"I stayed too long at the fair"
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Created 11 September 2015
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Created 1 September 2015
I walked from the yacht club to the downtown area to purchase a nautical chart at the general store. Charming homes from the mid-1800s with fenced in yards and patios. Main square at City Hall has umbrella tables and chairs to enjoy the fresh air. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants, wished we could stay longer.
7 Photos
Created 27 August 2015
Transiting the 243 miles of the Trent Severn Waterway system
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Created 25 August 2015
Into the Georgian Bay
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Created 6 August 2015
We took Whisper on a loop through the French River Small Craft Route with Russ and Lisa onboard. Uproar can't do the route because of depth...and maybe width!
8 Photos
Created 3 August 2015
We spent the past week attempting to show Sue all of our favorite places... we got in quite a few!!!
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Created 23 July 2015
First anchorage in Canada
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Created 14 July 2015
Scenes from one of our favorite places on Lake Michigan
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Created 10 July 2015
Preparation for our extended cruise from Milwaukee, WI to the Bahamas and ????
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Created 17 June 2015