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 many wonderful Christmas items for Ethan, including lights to decorate […]

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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 Harbour Cay in The Berry Islands.It is good to be […]

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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 gallons into the bilge.  Worse yet, we discovered a valve […]

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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 bread, and beachcomb along the shore. Fellow cruisers have been […]

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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 Taswell 58, Celebrate.  We first met    the Celebrate crew […]

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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 to go to the West End, but changed our […]

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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. Joe, Ethan and I are about to reach the 6 […]

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Moving Back Aboard

With the boat smelling great (see post here), and with the new mattress installed, it is time to move back onto our sailboat and start preparations to head offshore.  First though, we have a few jobs to wrap up. The compressor failed on our fridge and freezer unit,  which is a rather pricey repair.   We […]

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Christmas in Florida

We currently have the boat torn apart inside, with some major electrical upgrade work happening at the moment.  That means we will spend Christmas through New Year’s Day at my sister’s house in Ft. Lauderdale, house sitting and taking care of her kitty.  After that, we move back on board Mahi and start provisioning in […]

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