Category Archives: Offshore

April 7- 10, 2018: Back to the US

(Sorry for the long blog hiatus—things have been very busy!) Once we left Green Turtle Cay, we made two utilitarian stops.  Our first night was anchored off of Coopers Town on Great Abaco.  We anchored in 17 feet of water … Continue reading

Posted in Bahamas, ICW, Offshore

March 10-16, 2018: Nassau to Meeks Patch, Eleuthera

We left Nassau at first light on March 10 during a short window before some bad weather forecast for March 12.  Our exit was a heck of a lot more pleasant than our entrance; we rode the ebb tide out … Continue reading

Posted in Bahamas, Offshore

March 5-9, 2018: Nassau, New Providence

In this part of the world, cruisers behave like pack animals.  When a favorable weather window for travel opens up, bunches of us head out like flocks of birds.  The same was true of the Boot Key Harbor crew in … Continue reading

Posted in Bahamas, Offshore

Off On Our Next Adventure: The Bahamas

We made an overnight offshore passage from Marina Hemingway, Cuba, to Marathon, FL, on February 16 and 17.  It ended up being 126.8 nm and took us 24 ½ hours.  It was a comfortable and fast trip, for which we … Continue reading

Posted in Bahamas, Offshore

Varadero to Marina Hemingway, Cuba

When we departed Cayo Blanco, we had to check out with the Guarda Frontiera in Varadero and obtain our cruising permit (Permiso Especial de Navegación Para Embarcaciones de Recreo Extranjeras).  The cruising permit is different from the Despacho; it is … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, Offshore

February 1-2, 2018: Marathon, FL, to Varadero, Cuba

Varadero is essentially 100 miles due south of Marathon; at our average 5 knot speed, it would take us about 20 hours, so that meant an overnight passage.  Getting there requires passing through the Straights of Florida, which funnels a … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, Offshore

December 3-12, 2017: St. Augustine to Ft. Pierce, FL

We left St. Augustine on December 3rd bound ultimately for Ft. Pierce.  Between St. Aug and Ft. Pierce was our only stretch of ICW on this trip, and I couldn’t be happier about that. December 3 saw us going from … Continue reading

Posted in Anchorages, FL, ICW, Marinas, Offshore