Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Treasure cay to marsh harbor

hello gang, sailed down to marsh harbor on great abaco island from treaure cay. we've had wonderful weather, good sailing and a "norther" (cold front) coming our way. we purchased a wind generator and mounted it on our mizzen mast, so we're now somewhat independent of our engine and making power when ever the winds are blowing. we're trying to get to another good spot for snorkling and surfing and going to wait out the big winds in marsh harbor. huge thanks go out to my outward bound friends, shane and ladleah, who've been down here many times. they gave us tons of info on the big crossing of the gulf stream and all about different wind generators and much info about the bahamas in general. we were much better off with their help. well that's all for now, we're getting ready to start christmas carolling to the other boats in the harbor. adios, ben

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Bahamas

hello all, this'll be a short one. we're safe and sound, crossed the gulf stream with no problems, but caught no fish. have had wonderful snorkling, lots of barracuda, eaten conch, and other fish, many tasty lobster. are now in green turtle cay heading south in a day or two. things are going very well, and we're having fun finally made it out of the intercoastal waterway. internet is very pricy so i must be going. hope the christmas time is going well. ben

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Departure delayed

hello again, it is saturday afternoon and we are still in fort lauderdale. There was just too much stuff to do and not enough time to get the rest we needed to leave the country in style. so now we wait for another weather window, hopefully around wednesday. we now plan to finish our list of things to do, hopefully do a little surfing and enjoy the fort while we're here. adios,
ben

Friday, November 26, 2004

florida to grand bahamas

hello to all, well, we've hopefully gotten this email thing straightened out. you'll now be getting updates from my own address and hopefully it'll go smoother. right now we're in fort lauderdale, florida with a weather window opening up tonight for a passage across the gulf stream to grand bahamas. we rented a car today and have been running around the city picking up last minute supplies, food, and the like. we are very excited to be ready to head out and if we can make it happen, we'll be in the bahamas by nightfall on saturday. otherwise, we'll have to wait a few more days until the wind comes from the south again to go the same direction as the gulf stream (otherwise there are fierce waves across the gulf stream). otherwise we had a great thanksgiving dinner courtesy of rob's mom and each read a list of 10 things we were thankful for. one of which is all of our supporters and people interested in what we're doing. we thank you very much. now to see if this new set up works. hope all is well wherever you are. hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving. adios, hopefully write you again from the bahamas.
ben