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

It Is All Relative

11 September 2015 | Baldwinsville NY
The lock operators looked at us quizzically when we announced we were going to the east coast via Baldwinsville lock 24. "That's west of the route" they'd say. But we knew the 19 mile diversion would be worth it. Bill's niece, Betsy, lives in Baldwinsville and had graciously invited us to stop and visit. Betsy is Bill's eldest sister's, Mary, eldest daughter. Since the two of them are only seven years apart in age, they grew up more as brother and sister than as uncle and niece. So a family reunion was the order of the day.

We spent nearly a week with Betsy at her home ten minutes from the lock. Whisper stayed safely on the lock wall near a nice park (and an equally nice grave yard). Except for the yucky green algae in the water, which turned it to pea soup, it was a perfect spot.

The time included necessary visits to barber, hair stylist and nail technician, grocery and discount stores. All the stuff that is hard to do when you are on the move and car-less. Betsy and her partner, Joe, entertained us with great meals and a night out to dinner followed by a jazz concert on the lawn of an old mansion overlooking one of the Finger Lakes. One night was even more 'relative' as we were joined by Betsy's son, Paul, and his newly-wed wife, Meg, visiting from Columbus, Ohio.

On Monday, Bill and I borrowed Betsy's car to drive to Oswego, 45 minutes north, to help Russ and Lisa get Uproar ready to unstep her mast in preparation for the canals. A pile of discarded lumber from west bound boaters turned into a fine mast cradle. The next day Uproar unstepped, traveled the Oswego canal and joined us in Baldwinsville for a most entertaining evening at Betsy's place as Bill and I prepared a feast of our favorite Thai chicken and shrimp.

On Wednesday, we took a day off the water and did the 'red' wine trail of Seneca Lake in Betsy's car. How convenient that all four of us enjoy the same wines! We visited four vineyards and only stopped when we had a full trunk of wines to take back to the boats. An Italian dinner in Watkins Glen completed the day.

We resumed our travels on the Erie with clean bodies, full stomachs and great joy in having the luxury to spent time with Betsy and Joe. Thank you both for the wonderful week!!!
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
15 Photos
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.
20 Photos
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
36 Photos
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.
14 Photos
Created 28 October 2015
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Created 27 October 2015
Workboat Festival
8 Photos
Created 26 October 2015
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
7 Photos
Created 25 October 2015
Boat show
6 Photos
Created 11 October 2015
Highlights of our stay in the Big Apple
14 Photos
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"
12 Photos
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
5 Photos
Created 25 August 2015
Into the Georgian Bay
7 Photos
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!!!
7 Photos
Created 23 July 2015
First anchorage in Canada
4 Photos
Created 14 July 2015
Scenes from one of our favorite places on Lake Michigan
5 Photos
Created 10 July 2015
Preparation for our extended cruise from Milwaukee, WI to the Bahamas and ????
3 Photos
Created 17 June 2015