Meriwether

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Latitude Longitude Date / Time (UTC) Depth (m) Speed (kts) Course (°T) Comment
23° 52.25' N 76° 14.41' W 16 Feb 2020 21:30 None None None Headed north! On our way home. SLOWLY:) Lovely passage from GT to Rudders Cay. Lots of hand steering(still no auto helm) but great wind with a following sea. Made excellent time. I even took the helm for a good part of the day and enjoyed surfing down the waves:) Very beautiful anchorage right outside the cave on the island. Looking forward to snorkeling tomorrow and checking out the mermaid and piano beneath the sea, that David Copperfield(famous magician who owns this island) put there for our amusement. There are also a few other good dive sights inside the cut we traversed that is loaded with boulders (very exciting:) Maybe hang out a day or two! Look for Nemo again!
23° 30.86' N 75° 44.77' W 14 Feb 2020 20:09 None None None Happy Valentine’s Day!❤️ Made passage from Long Island (the far bahamas) back to Sand Dollar Beach, Stocking Island. Left the tropics behind for the sub tropics:) Motor sailed under a hot sun with a small parade of other vessels. Unfortunately our auto helm is misbehaving so we Handsailed. (Funny thing when you think about it:)! Long Island was an experience from the vast caves(complete with bats, stalagmites and stalactites, and an alter)to the deep holes.(met Nemo and friends snorkeling.) There is still more to explore on a return visit since it is 80 miles long! Time to plan our trip back to Florida. Right now the weather is calling for a swim and hunt for more silver palms. Life is good!
23° 21.39' N 75° 8.17' W 09 Feb 2020 16:59 None None None Ha! Got caught by the time again! Not to confuse those who are puzzled, Zulu foiled me again. It was the 8th when we arrived! However, we did move the boat a smidgen to get closer to shore and out if the east wind blow we are anticipating(a little moving about but I hear it’s about $400 a night here. We can handle it:). Cruising to these beautiful locations is truly a wonderful thing! Every day we have sun and temps between 75-80. The squalls are very short and swift so what can I say? Life is good!!
23° 21.39' N 75° 8.17' W 09 Feb 2020 00:43 None None None We crossed the Tropic of Cancer today! I guess that means we are officially in the tropics!:) the temp did go up a degree or two and we jumped off the boat as soon as we got here! We left the busy Elizabeth Harbor to travel to this quiet anchorage off Long Island. This will be as far south we will go in the Bahamas this year. The passage over was wind-less, but magical! The around 20 ft deep or so bottom was crystal clear and dotted with starfish the size of large dinner plates! We traveled with Mi Amigo and Wandering Toes. The plan is to rent a car to explore this island which is 80 miles long. It has a little town called Stella Maris! We would not miss that and will think fondly of of our two sweet granddaughters as we spend another day on paradise❤️
23° 28.82' N 75° 44.17' W 31 Jan 2020 20:37 None None None Moved to a new anchorage in anticipation of N NW wind and to charge our batteries. (Need more solar panels - on our list!!) This spot is called ‘Red Shanks’ and is a beautiful, cozy spot, away from the bustle of George Town. Looks like we could have some good diving and snorkeling! Right now we will swim and scrub the bottom a bit. (Its getting a bit mossy looking!:). This will be followed by sundowners with Wandering Toes and Kolea(who are also anchored here with Meriwether) It’s Just another day in paradise!❤️

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Vessel Particulars

Name: Meriwether

Length: 10.0

Draft: 1.5