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

The Big Apple and More

22 September 2015 | New York City
We have the best seat in the house.... on the Hudson River at 79th Street in west Manhattan. Yes, it is a bit bouncy a times and yes, we have to dink in whenever we want to take in the sites, go shopping or dine out, but the first night was free and subsequent nights are costing us $30 a night ..... TOTAL. That includes 24x7 security, dinghy dock, free washer and dryer, free ice, and WIFI for a minimal charge.... in NYC!!! We've been so busy there hasn't been much time to blog, so I'll cover our Erie Canal and Hudson River trip out of order and in a different blog.

Our first check point in NYC was the Statue of Liberty so we sailed directly there upon our arrival on Saturday. It was a sunny, blue sky kind of day so photo opps were plentiful. It is way cool sailing your own boat up to the Lady.

Sunday afternoon was really windy with ripping current in the river so we were not able to get off the boat and into the dink until late afternoon (although we have a new sturdy dinghy, we still have the underpowered engine which can't make much headway in the strong currents). We walked up to 79th and Broadway where we found a great little restaurant for dinner just two doors away from the sports bar where we watched the Packers hammer the SeaHawks. A midnight walk back to the boat for the five of us (Uproar and Whisper crew) had a surprisingly safe and secure feeling.

Yesterday we took Russ' advice and booked a Grayline bus tour of the city (you know those open air on top tour buses). It was a great way to get a feel for all the aspects of Manhattan. I am amazed at how big and crowded and old and under construction constantly it is. The tour allowed 'hop offs' so we hopped at the 911 Memorial. The two reflecting pools, with the names of all the casualties engraved on the rim, are a somber tribute to that horrifying day. We finished off the day with a walk through Times Square at dusk, which is both magical and overwhelmingly fanatical.

We have been blessed with great weather...we're still in tees and shorts.... under a bright sunny high that we hope persists through the weekend when we will be again on the move south.
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
6 Photos
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
5 Photos
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