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Outer Berry Islands

Outer Berry Islands

We spent time exploring Great Harbour Cay with our friend’s on SV Serenity.  Fun activities include visiting the cave, mangrove ride and lots of beachcombing. One night, Joe, Ethan and I were having dinner with our friend’s Jay and Karen Campbell boat, M/Y Largo.  We […]

Bimini to GHC

Bimini to GHC

Now that we have checked into the Bahamas at Bimini, our PredictWind weather routing software is showing us that a sizeable front is on the way.   Joe and I really do not wish to get stuck in Bimini.  We would rather wait out the bad […]

Cristol on SV Delayed Gratification

Cristol on SV Delayed Gratification

We first met Jeff and Cristol Morgan on SV Delayed Gratification when we literally bumped into them during a nasty storm in the middle of the night during our second year of cruising.  What a way to meet new friends, we laughed about later!   After […]

Florida Keys to Bimini, Bahamas

Florida Keys to Bimini, Bahamas

Note: since it is hurricane season once again, I have time to catch up and write some posts. After patiently waiting almost a month in Marathon, FL, a brief weather window has finally opened up.  We plan to leave Marathon in the afternoon and sail […]

Florida Refit is Complete!

Florida Refit is Complete!

I am pleased to announce that we recently completed our second major boat refit for SV Mahi a few days before Christmas.   What did we do this time around?  More importantly, why? Here is a list of the jobs we completed. 1) Haul Out- […]

Trip To Florida

Trip To Florida

After waiting for a favorable weather window, Joe and I decided that motor sailing from Great Harbour Cay back to Florida without stopping was the way to go. We left the marina at 2 pm, and threaded the narrow entrance cut to head across the […]

Back to Mahi

Back to Mahi

Joe, Ethan and I flew out to Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas to start our third season aboard MAHI, our sailboat. Home base is located in Northern California, so with a 6 year old in tow, it took a total of 5 […]

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 […]