The Ocean is So Blue

This surprised us.  Having been in the Bahamas this winter, when the water as not so deep, it was so blue, like you are looking at a swimming pool.  But the deeper parts, like “Tongue of the Ocean” where the water is over 5,000 feet deep, the water is a dark navy blue color. So,Continue reading “The Ocean is So Blue”

Get the Hell out of Dodge

Get the hell out of Dodge. We were in 5 feet of water with 150 feet of chain out and we continued to drag slowly, but surely, towards the shallows less than 100 feet away. Been there, Done that. But Not Tonight. It’s almost 11:00 p.m. So, I get out of my nice cozy bed,Continue reading “Get the Hell out of Dodge”

I want to conclude the Bahamas Adventure with the Christmas Disaster

But before I tell the rest of the story of the summer Canada trip, in which there will be midnight dives, midnight docking, 12 knot currents, flying trawlers, flying people, swinging booms, crushing dinghies, crashing seas, the bureaucracies of the world at their best, BoatUS on the edge, Canadian customs, the ever vigilant USCG, pilotContinue reading “I want to conclude the Bahamas Adventure with the Christmas Disaster”

Crossing the Gulf Stream

 Rocking and Rolling  Last day of January 2014 – Dollar Harbour to Florida Dollar harbour anchorage turned out to one of the best of my whole Bahamas Adventure.  Due to the strong current the boat was rock steady all night, though it did do a 180° in the middle of the night. Wind is outContinue reading “Crossing the Gulf Stream”

How I almost Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory or When a Shortcut, Isn’t!

Chubb Cay to Dollar Harbour, 30 January 2014, Thursday, It’s Oh Dark Thirty, really, 3:00 a.m.  If I want to get to Cat Cay today, it’s 76 nm @ 6.5 knots, that’s 12 hours, plus the usual hour of hijinks, so I either leave now or drive in the dark. Since for the first few hoursContinue reading “How I almost Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory or When a Shortcut, Isn’t!”

Leaving Nassau, Let the Shenanigans Begin

See How Unconscious Foresight Saves the Day Or as some may call it, plain Dumb Luck. I had spent the last few days getting the boat ready to depart for the roughly 200 mile trip back to Miami.  But in reality, there was little to get ready, so I spent the last days riding theContinue reading “Leaving Nassau, Let the Shenanigans Begin”

Dauntless’ Bahamas Winter Adventure Summary

A Summary of our Bahamas Winter Adventure We departed Key Largo 10 December and returned to Miami, 31 January 2014. In those 53 days, I had to leave dauntless and return to NYC for 23 days (I didn’t want to miss the snowstorm). Total days on boat (not including 23 days I was in NYC)Continue reading “Dauntless’ Bahamas Winter Adventure Summary”

Back on Dauntless in Nassau, Thursday, January 23, 2014

I’m sitting in the salon, back on Dauntless, having just returned from my three week trip home to NYC. The boat looks like I never left; it was such a relief to walk down the slip and see nothing strange, she wasn’t listing, the electricity was on and I had no infestation of the insectContinue reading “Back on Dauntless in Nassau, Thursday, January 23, 2014”