Southbound Again

When we last posted, we were enjoying the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland. Since then, the season has turned to fall and we have sailed the boat south retracing much of our northbound course. First stop was a return to Newfoundland for a second pass along the southContinue reading “Southbound Again”

St. Pierre & Miquelon – Vive la France!

The sail from Francois, Newfoundland to France was about 55 nautical miles. Actually, there are places on the Newfoundland coast that are even closer to France, say about 35 nautical miles. Yes, you read that right. Saint Pierre & Miquelon is a small French territory of 6,000 people located off the Canadian coast. After aContinue reading “St. Pierre & Miquelon – Vive la France!”

Nova Scotia

The 45th parallel of latitude runs thru Nova Scotia just north of Halifax. That fact hit us as strange. Most people, ourselves included, think of Canada as resting pretty high on the globe. A northern place, home to lots of polar things like icebergs, poutine, ice fishing, down coats, polar bears, ice hockey, snowmobiles, NorthernContinue reading “Nova Scotia”

Year One: A Review

The first year of our voyage is in the books! Start: June 2, 2022: Boston, MA Summer ’22: Revisiting our favorite New England anchorages from ME to RI Fall ’22: South via NYC, The Chesapeake Bay, and the ICW to Florida Winter ’22/’23: Three months of cruising the Bahamas Spring ’23: A month of boatContinue reading “Year One: A Review”

A Month of Boat Work in Georgia

After an epic winter sailing season in The Bahamas, we crossed back to Florida and made our way up the Intra Coastal Waterway to Brunswick, GA for a month of boat work. Why Brunswick, Georgia? Well, we’d be lying if we told you it didn’t have anything to do with the free beer at BrunswickContinue reading “A Month of Boat Work in Georgia”

The Bahamas, A Review

Our time in the Bahamas has come to an end. It was one hell of a cruise. Tears flowed when we headed west into the Gulf Stream towards Florida leaving the beautiful waters, islands, and people of The Bahamas in our wake. Our route took us from Key Biscayne, FL to Bimini, to Chub CayContinue reading “The Bahamas, A Review”

Long Island, Cat Islands & The Raggeds

To understand The Bahamas you need to appreciate how big a country it is geographically, 3,100 islands and cays spread out over a 760 mile long archipelago. You also need to grasp how small the country it is in terms of population, only 408,000 residents. That, dear reader, is only about twice the summer populationContinue reading “Long Island, Cat Islands & The Raggeds”

Day in The Life – George Town

George Town is the largest town in The Exumas. It is also the only town that has an international airport with direct service to the USA. We’ll be here for a few weeks as various family members and friends use that airport to come pay us a visit. It’s a sweet little town centered aroundContinue reading “Day in The Life – George Town”

Arriving into The Bahamas

Crossing into The Bahamas on a sailboat takes a bit of coordination. First you need to fill your propane and diesel tanks and load 5 months worth of food onboard in South Florida. Then you need to make your way to a good jumping off spot like Key Biscayne. Then you need to wait forContinue reading “Arriving into The Bahamas”

%d bloggers like this: