We had waited 10 days for a weather window to cross the Gulf Stream and go to the Abacos in the northern Bahamas and today was the day. It's not a terribly long crossing but what makes it special is the Gulf Stream current. In this area the Gulf Stream is about 30 miles across … Continue reading Waking Up Under the Q Flag
USA in the Rear View Mirror
We left Vero at first light and have now put the Ft Pierce inlet behind us. Not much wind and gentle seas. We're motor sailing and on our way.
Off to the Bahamas
We've been holed up at the Vero Beach Marina for 10 days waiting for the right weather to cross the Gulf Stream and go to the Bahamas. We've had lots of company with three boats rafting together on most mooring balls waiting to do the same thing. The weather is finally right for a crossing … Continue reading Off to the Bahamas
Phebe and I are back aboard Noodin after a summer of touring around the northwest in our motorhome visiting family and friends. We made a last minute decision to take the motorhome (Steve) to Georgia with us to hook up with Noodin. It was a good trip and gave us an idea of what the … Continue reading Back Aboard
Got the Exuma Blues
I was putting together the pictures for this post and decided to let them tell the story. All are from the Exumas. We're currently in Georgetown and all is well. Thanks for following along.
It was time to move on from the Abacos after a truly wonderful stay there. Eleuthera was to be the next stop and we had plans to make the passage with friends on Bernoulli when the weather allowed the 50nm open ocean passage. The ocean was currently being spirited with fairly large swell coming from … Continue reading Eleuthera
Christmas in Hopetown (or Meeting People through Adversity)
We had a "plan" In mind when we got to Abaco. We wanted to get a mooring in Hopetown Harbour for a month and spend our Christmas there. Hopetown is a somewhat magical place and we couldn't think of a better place to spend Christmas. A second reason for the mooring was that winter weather … Continue reading Christmas in Hopetown (or Meeting People through Adversity)
We met Jeff and Karen of Airbender while we were in Vero Beach and after some conversation we agreed that we would cross the Gulf Stream together on our way to the Bahamas. We had a few days before there would be appropriate weather for crossing the Gulf Stream so we laid over at Peck … Continue reading Bahamas Again
Down the ICW to Vero Beach
We definitely prefer to travel offshore but the weather doesn't always allow that. In this case the destination was Vero Beach where we would spend some time and relax. The weather wasn't going to allow us out the St Augustine inlet so we left for 5 days of travel motoring down the ICW. We had … Continue reading Down the ICW to Vero Beach
Team Noodin is Off to the Bahamas.
Heading towards the Gulf Stream this very minute. Watch the dots move.