Category: Blogpost

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Our 2016/2017 Cruising Year in Pictures- Part 1

Season two photos from our travels on board the sailboat, MAHI.  These are some of the things you often see when you take off for tropical beaches and travel from island to island. I do love to capture images as we travel using my Canon […]

Recovering Our Confidence

Recovering Our Confidence

Once the storm ordeal recounted HERE was passed,  both Joe and I felt pretty low.  On one hand, we were thankful that our sailboat survived, and very thankful to S/V Narval for their rescue, but we were tired, traumatized and in need of a safe […]

Storm Event in Eleuthera- or How We Almost Lost Our Boat

Storm Event in Eleuthera- or How We Almost Lost Our Boat

Earlier this season, we encountered an unexpected microburst storm in Eleuthera, Bahamas, which produced 78 knots of wind while at anchor.   It was very scary to go through, I am not afraid to admit.  In fact, it has taken me several months to write […]

The Surveyor Missed What?

The Surveyor Missed What?

When you buy a boat, you do your due diligence and use a surveyor.  When we bought our Taswell 43 back in 2015,  we had hoped the surveyor we hired would have found and revealed all the boat’s system issues, especially those items which are […]

Great Harbour Cay Christmas 

Great Harbour Cay Christmas 

Back living on Mahi, it was time to unpack, put on the sails, full enclosure and unpack.  Slowly, we brought our Taswell sailboat back from being stripped down for hurricane season. Oh yes, we needed to prepare for Christmas, too.  A good friend, Cynthia, brought […]

Flew Back To Mahi

Flew Back To Mahi

With the end of hurricane season,  Captain Joe, Ethan and I flew from California to the Bahamas to rejoin our sailboat.  We had a brief stop in Florida to see family and friends, then on to Nassau, and finally the small commuter flight to Great […]

Dehydrating Food For Our Boat

Dehydrating Food For Our Boat

I’ll admit I have been dehydrating food like crazy lately.  I stumbled onto the idea one day while watching a You Tube video about dehydrating food  for backpackers.  It dawned on me that it was the perfect fit for cruisers who have limited storage space, […]

Update # 5-Post Matthew

Update # 5-Post Matthew

Communications to Great Harbour Cay are still down, and text messages from Joe have been hit and miss the last few days.  From what I have read from various sources,  the eye came within 12 miles of GHC, as you can see if the image […]

Update #4 Hurricane Matthew

Update #4 Hurricane Matthew

The satellite image shown above provides an idea for where The Berry Island chain is located relative to Hurricane Matthew.  As I type this, the group is getting the worst of it.  Haven’t received an update for about an hour, but as soon as I […]

Update #3 Hurricane Matthew

Update #3 Hurricane Matthew

Joe was able to get this video to me from Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas.  The hurricane is getting stronger for them and is building. Note that his commentary starts a bit later in the video.     Postscript to Glenn on […]