AboutThis is us taking time out to sail to somewhere we’ve never been with our three rapidly maturing children on the yacht ‘Mahia’ – a Jeanneau 43 DS. We decided to risk our jobs, the childrens education, our retirement savings and our sanity, and left the Sunshine Coast of Australia to sail across from the USA to Europe via the Caribbean.
Monthly Archives: February 2017
After completing the crossing of the Grand Bahama Bank we were looking forward to finishing the day off with our first real snorkelling adventure, a wreck located approximately 2 kms from our destination.
After Max had come to the realisation that snorkelling in a marina at Bimini wasn’t as good as that to be had elsewhere, the kids agreed to do another big sail. 85 NM from Bimini to the Berry islands, across … Continue reading
The first port of call for many boats heading out out from Florida to the Bahamas and beyond, Bimini is a small group of islands and a major tourist destination. We spent our time on the island sorting out the … Continue reading
We had been expecting to watch the weather for a long time for a window, but it popped up very quickly. We had left the marina to spend a few nights on the ‘the pick’ in the South of North … Continue reading
As I wake up at ten o’clock by the darn sails (*^*) I went up stares and what do I know I’m in the middle of the ocean “\_ (>.<)_/”[but still see high rises] . XD who cares #nobody. I … Continue reading
Finally, the perfect weather for crossing the gulf had arrived! We’d left our very comfortable marina berth at the Loggerhead Marina, Hollywood on Monday, 20th, exactly 25 days after boarding Mahia in Fort Lauderdale, 11 days of which the boat … Continue reading