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About Carleen&Jim

Sailing (and other) adventures of Carleen and Jim often featuring us sailing or racing our trailerable trimarans.

Will They Let Us In?

It was a beautiful day for our Gulf Stream crossing to Florida. If there were bags under our eyes, it was from trying to sleep in a pretty rolly anchorage. Our day dawned with a southeast wind, forecast to build … Continue reading

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One Loooong Sail to Bimini

We left our anchorage at Chub Cay around 5:30 am in the full dark. The night was clear and we could easily see the the other anchored boats, the small islands and the markers that led to the main shipping … Continue reading

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We’re Home!

Just a quick post to let folks know that we got home on Saturday.  No problems at the Border at Sarnia….it was like a ghost town which was good.  It took us 3 days to drive home from Florida and … Continue reading

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Trying to go with the flow but home we go

These are pretty crazy times. The Coronavirus has locked down the globe and that’s a good thing. We do not want to contribute to any issues which the Bahamians may have so we are heading home. We had a lovely … Continue reading

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Good-bye Berrys, hello Exuma Islands!

Yesterday we took a weather window and left our lovely anchorage at Hoffman’s Cay and set off for Rose Island, 45 nautical miles away to the south east. We had returned to Hoffman’s Cay to spend a few days there … Continue reading

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Hoffman’s Cay… Thanks for the shelter!

Last Thursday we left the shelter of a perfectly fine marina knowing full well that a strong blow was coming…why? Was it because we’re frugal? Maybe. Was it for the adventure? Oh hell no. Was it because we knew of … Continue reading

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Trying to hide from wind at Hoffman Cay

High winds had us looking for good holding at Hoffman Cay… In vain four times we anchored with no set. Hard scoured rock under a thin layer of sand or clay. I dove on the anchor and only the tip … Continue reading

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Ruins and a huge empty beach

(Edit: This should have been posted 6 days ago but had trouble uploading) Yesterday afternoon’s adventure: Don, Carl, Jim and I took a walk to the beach on the east side of the island. Just up a hill from the … Continue reading

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Up Shark Creek’s…with a broken motor!

Yesterday’s morning adventure: to dinghy a mile or two around the corner to Shark Creek, a very shallow mangrove-lined Creek which bisects the island west to East. Mike from S/V Dark N Stormy suggested we gather our snorkel gear and … Continue reading

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Great Harbour Cay Marina

We’re at Great Harbour Cay Marina in the Berry Islands. Our friends on Sarayu and Dark N Stormy are here too (we helped Don deliver Sarayu south to Florida over New Years from North Carolina). Last night we enjoyed a … Continue reading

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