Posts from 'Bahamas'

We have just completed my longest passage to date. It is nice to have these kind of miles under my belt and to continue to build on my sailing knowledge and experience. We left Conception Island on Tuesday evening and arrived in the Dominican Republic on Friday morning. Originally we had not intended to make […]

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Paradise Found

Posted by Tni Newhoff on January 21st, 2007

We spent a week on Conception Island, an uninhabited island in the southern Bahamas and it is no exaggeration when I say to you that it is the most beautiful place that I have ever seen! David caught his first fish the day before yesterday as did some friends that we met back in Georgetown […]

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Marina Bliss

Posted by Tni Newhoff on January 18th, 2007

We left Georgetown and decided to take advantage of the winds and headed north to get south (this is a common technique). Which would also give us a better angle on the winds for the following day. Our plan was to head north to Emerald Bay and from there to head south east to Mayaguana […]

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Georgetown Cruisers VHF Net

Posted by David Newhoff on January 14th, 2007

Georgetown is a haven for cruising yachts enjoying the winter season or as a stopover on the route South to the Caribbean. There are hundreds of boats in the area that form a rather solid community. Each morning they have a cruising net broadcast on VHF channel 72 where boats can share information or organize […]

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Big Majors and the Bay of Pigs

Posted by David Newhoff on January 12th, 2007

We spent several days in the heart of the Exumas at a wonderful anchorage off Staniel Cay called Big Majors Spot. It offered great protection from the wind and waves, as well as an abundance of activities. We started immediately by snorkeling and having a cold beer. Jon helped me replace the propellor zinc, which […]

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Black Point Cay

Posted by Tni Newhoff on January 11th, 2007

Though our anchorage at Big Majors has been my favorite so far, Black Point Settlement is my favorite village. We were there for two nights along with Shazza. We also met another boat Crux there who it looks like we will try to make the trip down to the Virgin Islands with, which will be […]

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Posted by Tni Newhoff on January 11th, 2007

This blog is just to say Thank You for all of your comments!!! It means so much to have you all reading our blog and following our adventures. Knowing that we are in your thoughts and getting your messages from across the miles puts smiles on our faces. Thinking of you all and sending LOVE, […]

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The Exumas at Last

Posted by Tni Newhoff on January 5th, 2007

Right now we are in the Exumas. Their beauty is like nothing I have ever seen before – they are stunning in a way that words cannot give justice to…but I’ll try ;) After waiting for our “weather window” in Nassau, we finally got it yesterday morning. More than 7 weeks since arriving in Florida […]

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Posted by Tni Newhoff on January 3rd, 2007

Marilee and Jon arrived on Friday and we were so happy to see them! We spent only 4 days in Nassua…which is definitely more than enough time to experience it. It’s a “city” and while we were not thrilled at having to be there when where we really wanted to be was in the Exumas, […]

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My Hemingway Moment

Posted by Tni Newhoff on December 27th, 2006

I have a huge appreciation for slowing things down and enjoying the simplicity of a good meal with good people (especially now that I’m being afforded that luxury more and more in our new life)…this was our Christmas in Bimini. It was very special to have Mary with us for Christmas b/c of course it’s […]

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Bimini or Bust

Posted by Tni Newhoff on December 25th, 2006

We arrived in Bimini on Christmas Eve after an 8 hour crossing from Miami. We left the Miami Beach Marina at 2AM. We had hit the hay early so we were all fairly rested (relative term when it comes to making crossings). Our greatest task was keeping track of the many cruise ships that crossed […]

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