Category: dinghy

First month cont’d

Well …we didn’t shoot many photos during the first month…we kept saying “just enjoy the moment”…most at of what we got were project photos but here goes!

Still somehow smiling

Still somehow smiling despite finding half an inch of sludge in our drinking water tanks.  Don’t worry – they’re clean now.


Blue water shot. It really looks like that, which is wild.



Starting to chill a bit

Starting to chill a bit :)


Mark destroyed the dinghy pull cord with his brute strength.  Caitie braided a new one with some small twine on board.  Works like a charm!





Gratuitous sunset shot



One month in the Bahamas!

Ok we haven’t posted for a month! Sooooooo lets get caught up.

First of all – we’re doing this post on an iPad, using data, on a SIM card that we bought during the THREE hours per WEEK that the Bahamas telecom employee is available in black point, Exumas, since our other one expired two months earlier than we had expected.  Oh yea, did we mention that was the day we had a serious engine breakdown and also the day Caitie’s parents arrived?  More on that later…but please excuse the horrible editing, typos and general quality decline compared to our usual attempts at blogging…

Week 1 – the Berry Islands.

Our main man JWay came to visit (Jeff money)!  We picked him up on a beach with lotsa swell – not a great decision as I fell out of the dinghy and got soaked en route to pick him up from the airport, and he got soaked on the way back to the boat.  Welcome to Tara Jeff!

we spent the week exploring the relatively empty Berrys and had a blast snorkexploring including a cool visit to hoffman’s blue hole (undoubtably filled with deep sea monsters)



We caught a few fish (mackerel, amberjack, and a couple barracuda) but…the crowning achievement was the Mahi-Mahi en route to Nassau :)

imageimageJeff with a sweet gaff job.  Mark with a sweet filet job. Caitie taking the photos and navigating the per.




First Dinghy Ride!

We’ve been spending our days getting the boat ready at the Mentor Harbour Yacht Club in Ohio.  It was gorgeous last night so we blew up the dinghy for the first time and went for a nice sunset cruise…I figured the 3.5hp outboard didn’t need much gas, buuuuuuttttt turns out it needed a little more than I estimated…

Pops was kind enough to take a quick vid while laughing on the dock.