Category: Sailing

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 […]

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 […]

Overnight Sail to Eleuthra

Overnight Sail to Eleuthra

After an overnight sail to Eleuthra, we anchored in the lee of Russel Island, waiting for a slip at Spanish Wells Yacht Haven in order to make some repairs.  During the night, we had a water leak on the fresh water side, losing about 100 […]

Interior Tour of Mahi

Interior Tour of Mahi

Thought I would share all the interior shots of S/V Mahi, our Taswell 43, that I have taken over the last few months to give you a tour.  This is a really comfortable center cockpit sailboat floor plan.  The basic floor plan looks like this: […]

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 […]

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 […]