It’s island time, baby! In this episode we take you exploring with Rahm, discover some amazing seascapes off the beaches of Great Guana Cay, cook the best coconut French toast, and start to assimilate to cruising life in the Bahamas.
Crossing the gulf is a big milestone and a right of passage for anyone heading south. With a quick northern current churning up extra chop it can make for a bumpy ride. We've heard all the horror stories, but know to take all that dock talk with a grain of salt.
“How far are you behind real time?” We get asked this question a lot. All videos online are behind real-time by some amount, unless you’re watching a live stream. Some are more-so than others, and ours no doubt, have a significant delay. Why?
This is it! We’re off to The Bahamas…or so we plan. After last minute provisioning, we leave Marathon and set sail to cross the Gulf Stream. Even though we’re making good time, beating to windward takes its toll, and we decide to call an audible.
After a month in Marathon, we’re nearly finished with our DIY bimini. With just a few more finishing touches, including modifications for the backstay, the radar pole, and the solar panels, we’ll be ready to take off to The Bahamas.
If you think we have this whole life thing figured out, don’t let us fool you! We constantly feel like we’re never getting enough done, that we’re falling behind, and that life is moving too quickly. Anyone else feel like it’s a struggle to find balance in life?
We broke out of boat jail (aka the boatyard) and are sailing south! On a frisky upwind sail across Charlotte Harbor, we break in our new headsail from Precision Sails; then our way to Fort Myers, we get a chance to fire up our Spirit 1.0 electric outboard from ePropulsion.
The water is so close now we can smell it. After trailering Soulianis out of our landlocked boatyard, she’s now poised and ready for launch — right after we finish painting the centerboard with bottom paint.