Author: Carla Barrett

Managing Prescriptions While Cruising

Managing Prescriptions While Cruising

On a cruising sailboat, it can be a challenge to manage and obtain large quantities of prescriptions while traveling for extended periods- especially out of the United States. Often, if a couple or family out cruising internationally has a crew member with a health condition […]

Irma Update and Relief Effort

Irma Update and Relief Effort

So happy to report that Irma went south and west when it made that right northerly turn, so the impact on Joe and everyone at Great Harbour Cay was minimal.  They did have 3 days of 60 knot winds, but that was all. Above is […]

Final Irma Preparation

Final Irma Preparation

A taste of the beautiful scenery on Great Harbour Cay.  Joe arrived last night to the Bahamas, jet-lagged from several flights, including a red eye one out of Sacramento, California.   His job is to finish prepping the boat and to seek safe shelter  on […]

Hurricane Preparation on MAHI

Hurricane Preparation on MAHI

The latest weather forecasts has Irma impacting Great Harbour Cay, where Joe and I keep our sailboat at, but it will no longer be a direct hit unless the path changes.   Please note that the visual shown above was from earlier today, so if […]

Here Comes Hurricane Irma!

Here Comes Hurricane Irma!

MAHI is currently at Great Harbour Cay Marina, in the Berry Islands, Bahamas.  Joe is flying out with new lines and to finish last minute Named Storm prep for our boat ahead of Hurricane Irma.  The map shown above shows you where our boat is […]

2017 Refit For MAHI

2017 Refit For MAHI

Joe and I are getting ready to plan and schedule the next chapter in boat ownership- our second major refit!  This fall, we will sail the boat back to Florida from our hurricane season home port at Great Harbour Cay in the Bahamas  (shown above). […]

Cruising and Beachcombing

Cruising and Beachcombing

One of my favorite cruising shore activities is to walk along the beach and search for treasures.  This is more commonly known as beachcombing.  I freely admit I am a passionate beachcomber and love the exercise, the hunt, and it also is meditative, allowing you […]

Ethan and Buckyballs

Ethan and Buckyballs

Back in January 2016, we were finishing our refit and tying up all the loose jobs we still needed to complete.  Ethan was going to preschool in Fort Lauderdale while Joe and I were working on the boat each day.  One afternoon, I needed to […]

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

2 Year Sail Anniversary Questions

This month completes the first two years of cruising by sailboat on board our boat, MAHI.  Time has sure  flown by!  We have survived Hurricane Matthew, numerous storms, a major refit and problem solved any number of issues.  We learned to provision and outfit our […]

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

2016/2017 Cruising Pictures- Part 2

Now that we have concluded our second season in the Bahamas, I thought I would share some of my favorite shots taken with either my iPhone or my Canon camera.   This is Part 2 in a series, Part 1 is here.   Hope you […]