Bahamas Here We Come!
After waiting on front after front in the Northern Gulf, we finally got off the dock and underway. With a plan to leave January 4/5, our actual departure was January 11. We have still had some weather to contend with, but so far, we have seemed to pick the best windows. I was somewhat concerned about our Big Bend crossing, but Neptune was kind to us. We found a break and had a very smooth crossing.
At the time of writing (Jan 26, 2024), we have made it to Venice, FL and have travelled with a great group:
- SV Impulse
- SV Viking
- SV Kingfisher
- SV Chick-a-Lou
We have had some delightful stops so far, including:
- Panama City
- Port St. Joe (marina)
- Dog Island
- Clearwater (thanks Clearwater YC)
- St. Pete's Municipal where we visited the boat show
- Tampa Sailing Squadron (thanks! they offered us free dockage and facilities to Group Members)
- Bradenton YC
- The Field Club (very fancy- we had to clean up for that!)
- and now Venice (Crows Nest)
|The Group having a Pint at Oyster City, Apalachicola
|Midnight Sun III at the Field Club
|The Field Club, Sarasota
If you are following along and wish to join us, let us know and we will look out for you! Here's some useful contact info, or read on below for more info!
Rally Sign-up: Bahamas Rally
Gathering Sign-up: Bahamas Gathering Black Point
Also, if you have not done so, please consider getting the free sailing app NOFOREIGNLAND. Create an account and join the Group called "Bahamas Rally and Gathering 2024" We will use the app for group communications and tracking..........if you have a tracker, please link it to your account. Its very easy and there are instructions on the NFL website