Sunday, February 15, 2015


Travel together from Fort Pierce, Great Harbor to Nassau: Saber Tooth, Greenstone and Jump


We started from Great Harbor very early in the morning, by 6:00 o'clock the anchor was up, heading for Nassau, the distance about 56 NM, we calculated with the speed about 7 kn we can reach Nassau for 8 hours

The wave was a bit high, like mountain moving to us from port side




 Entering Nassau ...

A little bit of swell ...

Greenstone riding the top of a swell and Jump in the valley beside ...



Quarantine flag comes down and the Bahamas flag goes up ...


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Here we are..2015

Season of migrating south
We had a wonderful Christmas in Toronto with families and friends, another busy time of the year....and before New Year we went to Montreal spent time with more families there and waiting for the coming of our new grandson.
At New Year's Eve we spent time in Gananoque celebrating New Year with Annette and Steve (at their cottage), Shawn and Janet, Carole and Ed and Martin.
What a blessing year for the whole family, have addition of baby Leo...we can't stay long in Montreal, we have to back to Toronto, so many things to do, packing for our trip south.
Can't wait to see the sun and feel the warm of the sun..'s not what we expected, we planned to spend a day in Baltimore for visiting.... and it ended we stayed there for 5 days, problem with the car and had to wait for the part.
Hm...everything for good reason, more chance for visiting and relaxing, we understand that once we are in the boat the work will never end.
We arrived in St. Augustine on Sunday, the Marina is closed but luckily our friends from Toronto Gavin and Catherine were there already so they able to help us to open the gate.
4 days to prepare the boat for launching, washing with rain rinse and then find a dry window to wax ... shoulders are a little sore but she looks great ... new bottom paint and in she goes ...


Some Mast Maintenance ... and quite the view... a little windy at 15  knots ... 

Here is the view from the mast, Saber Tooth looks tiny..

Last season before backed home, we build a chair in the cockpit higher than the present seat, so the captain or the admiral can sit comfortably while on the helm hours and hours..

We got company for a while in our cruising from Coco to Fort Pierce, mama dolphin and the baby.
Nora was talking and singing to them, time to time they gave respond by jumping out from the water. You look into their eyes..yes you feel they talk back to you..




We even can see them smile to us...what a beautiful cruising time


The picture below, Greenstone followed by Jump just left Lake Worth (West Palm Beach),
we left from this inlet around 15:30, the wave and the wind were quiet high/choppy and strong






Sunset, we waited for the green flash but too much cloud, so no green flash..

and..below was sunrise after hours in the choppy water

What a beautiful sky,  the water was calmer

Hahaha the Captain was sleepy after the long night


We Anchor in Bahamas ... Great Harbor in the northern Berry's

A beautiful day ...  another Rainbow in Great Harbor ... it seems every time we are here we get this beautiful sight ...


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another Season ...

Another Season

September, 2014; As the cruising community in Ontario starts their trek south for another winter in the Caribbean ... preparation starts for the Annapolis Boat Show and preparation for the upcoming season. Though the boat is stored safely in Florida we will travel down there to get some maintenance issues dealt with before a January splash date.

Here she is on the hard in St Augustine

Second Year with our Cover. Took some time to sew it, but it sure helps extend the life of the bright work on deck.

We used a fabric called "Aquatop" suggested by Judy on Greenstone.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Friends and relatives part of our Bahamas cruising..

The scrawled cowfishis closely related to boxfish and trunkfish. They range in size from 8-15 inches, with a maximum length of 18 inches, and can be found at depths between 6 and 80 feet. It has distinctive features such as a scrawled pattern of bluish markings covering its body; a blue line runs from snout to anal fin and it has a sharp spine above each eye. This latter point distinguishes cowfish from trunkfish.
Overall it is coloured blue-green to yellow cast. However, it may darken, pale and change color. Significantly it has two sharp spines in front of anal fin. The scrawled cowfish lives in a wide range of habitats including grass beds. However it is wary. If disturbed it may remain motionless apparently relying on camouflage.

Tropicbird is tropical pelagic seabirds classified in their own order Phaethontiformes. Their relationship to other living birds is unclear, and they appear to have no close relatives. They have predominantly white plumage with elongated tail feathers and small feeble legs and feet.