Monthly Archives: February 2017

Berry Islands – shark encounters

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.

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Crossing the Grand Bahama Bank

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

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Bimini Island

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

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Gulf Stream Crossing – The Nautical Stuff

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

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The crossing – a kids perspective

BEN:  As I wake up at ten o’clock, by the darn sails (*^*) I went up stairs and what do I know,  I’m in the middle of the ocean “\_ (>.<)_/”   [but still see high rises] .    XD     … Continue reading

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Crossing the Gulf

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

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The Beginning. Florida

Janine: I should have known something was being planned when in mid 2015 Pete started listening and watching sailing podcasts and videos.  For Christmas I was given a book – Voyaging with Kids – A Guide to Family Life Afloat, … Continue reading

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