Friday, 3 April 2015
After hardly any sailing during this last winter in Florida, we are ready to embark on our first trip to the Bahamas in the morning. We will be buddy boating with two other sailboats: Hallabaloo, a Sabre 38 with Peter & Vicki aboard and Blue Belle, a Hunter Passage 42 with Paul & Deb aboard. We plan a 6am departure through the Lighthouse Point Inlet and probably a motor sail to West End in the Bahamas. The winds are forecast to be light and almost in the right direction (SE) to sail but we aren't confident we will get much sailing on this leg. The trip is about 75 nm across the Gulf Stream (really the Florida Current down here) and we hope to be able to check into customs before they close tomorrow evening.
Currently, we are tied up in front of Blue Belle at Paul & Deb's dock. We will try to post some fun pictures but Internet is spotty in the Bahamas. You can follow our progress on the Spot Tracker on the right of this page.