Month: February 2016

From Bimini Islands to Great Harbour Cay

From Bimini Islands to Great Harbour Cay

A nice weather window allowed us to leave North Bimini for Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands.  It is a two day trip, so you first head for Mackie Shoal, drop anchor, then the next morning sail to Great Harbour Cay. The day started […]

Advice to New Cruisers

Advice to New Cruisers

Joe and I have now experienced the steep learning curve of cruising- including a boat search, purchase, driving across the country to move aboard, then a refit, then back on board, provisioning, outfitting and now setting off.   We thought we would post advice we […]

Bimini Fun

Bimini Fun

There is so much to do here in North Bimini- meet and socialize with other cruisers,  walk and chat with locals, enjoy the beach and swim, visit the Dolphin House, take a ferry to visit the shark research center, visit the bakery for authentic Bahamian […]

From Key Biscayne Bay to Bimini

From Key Biscayne Bay to Bimini

Left Ft. Lauderdale to sail down the coast to Biscayne Bay.  Spent the night “on the hook,” which means we anchored  overnight. We were greeted across the water by Charlie and Cathy Simon, “Ahoy, Mahi!”  This wonderful couple have circumnavigated around the world on their […]

Sunday Trip

Sunday Trip

Finally, after waiting patiently,  the weather forecast allows us to leave Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sunday.   We are starting our journey by heading south to Biscayne Bay, anchoring out for a night, then leaving across the Gulf Stream to Bimini.  Previously, we were planning […]

Going With The Flow

Going With The Flow

 The cruiser mentality is to “go with the flow” and take things as they come.  Old habits of our former life on land- namely living to schedules, having a rather predictable life- have now flown out the window, leaving life a bit unsettled at times. […]

Our Refit List 2016- Interior

Our Refit List 2016- Interior

Now that our Refit “To-do List” is complete, I thought I would share all the improvements made to our Taswell 43, Mahi, in less than 5 months. Because our list is so long, I have broken it down into the “exterior” of the boat and […]

Our Refit List 2016- Exterior

Our Refit List 2016- Exterior

Now that our Refit “To-do List” is complete, I thought I would share all the improvements made to our Taswell 43, Mahi, in less than 5 months. Because our list is so long, I have broken it down into the “exterior” of the boat and […]

Final Refit Work Complete

Final Refit Work Complete

It was a very long 4 1/2 months of solid work, but we are finally done with all the refit (boat remodel) jobs completed on Mahi. In the photo at the top, you can see the last 2 jobs that were done- the custom bow […]

Random Boat Stuff

Random Boat Stuff

Living on a 43-foot cruising sailboat is much different than living on land.  I thought I would share some of the little differences. Washing Dishes by Hand– Yes, everything must be washed by hand.  Plus, you do not have a garbage disposal, so no dumping […]