Month: April 2015

Friends

We were delighted to find the Nordhavn 40 “Uno Mas” just across the dock from us at Harbor View. We knew of the boat’s participation in the Nordhavn North Atlantic Rally (NAR) and have watched Nordhavn’s DVD documenting the trip numerous times. This trip and the solo 40 circumnavigation preceding it cemented Nordhavn’s reputation as …

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Stitches

It’s a beautiful evening. It’s 6:00 PM or so and we are headed to dinner at Coco Beach. Walking up the dock I stumble on a step and fall flat on my face. Now bleeding, and no longer interested in dinner, we walk back to the boat and climb aboard. I mean literally climb aboard …

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The Whale

The Whale. Whale Cay Cut. Arguably the Abacos most dangerous passage. Ships have gone down with lives lost passing through this area. Northeast swells and winds can contribute to create a “rage” in the Whale. Impassable conditions. And there is no alternative route for a deeper draft vessel such as Tivoli. The sun is about …

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Deep Water

Two thousand feet under the keel. It’s a sunny morning, seas are 2 feet at 6 seconds, winds 5-10 knots; couldn’t be a better day. We have finally left North Palm Beach bound for West End on Grand Bahama Island. We follow the ICW several miles south past Singer Island and Peanut island and turn …

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