Sailing Adventures of Free Spear-It

Daryl's Blog

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013

This story wasn’t to be told; mostly for fear that someone from PETA would see this and, er, get our goat. Then I realized these are the same people who gather in mass, strip...

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Jessica's Blog

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

Well, we haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  A lot of you have been asking what we’ve been up to since our blog mysteriously dried up.  Well, at the end of...

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Sugar's Stories

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013

For the past week we’ve had three friends on board with us- three more people to pet me!  I love having company! Today we stopped at a place that Daddy said was called the...

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Recipes

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

This is a favorite dish at the “cruisers’ bar” called Barnacles in St. Maarten on the water in the lagoon. After cooking for yourself on a boat (and having no...

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Recent Posts

Spearfishing Bonanza!

Thursday, July 10th we made it to the Berrys, one of our favorite island chains of the Bahamas. The Berrys are small islands but beautiful, each tiny island (called Cay, prounounced Key) has it’s own personality. One of our favorites is Little Stirrup Cay, which happens to be the private island of Norweigan Cruise Lines. Unfortunately, they’ve...

Sailing from Certain Death

Ok, if that title didn’t get ya then nothing will! As you may know there has been a hurricane heading our way for the whole of our trip. The day we left we didn’t even know if we’d actually go at all. Well, obviously we went and now there’s still a hurricane out there. After happily paying $30 for internet on Chris’ cell phone we...

Swimming with Dolphins

Saturday Chris and Darrell dinghied in to Rocky Point (yes, the same name as the tiny town I’m from!) Got ice and some basic groceries (incuding salt which we forgot and haven’t had for the whole trip).  After a breakfast of grits, toast, and the ubiquitous goldfish, we sailed off toward Gorda Key, a.k.a. Castaway Cay, a.k.a. Disney Cruise...

Back in the Bahamas

Well, we haven’t fallen off the face of the earth.  A lot of you have been asking what we’ve been up to since our blog mysteriously dried up.  Well, at the end of April we reluctantly returned to somewhat real life at the Yacht Club in Hypoluo. Though all of our northern friends would give their right arm for just a week in our...

Fish Attack!

For the past week we’ve had three friends on board with us- three more people to pet me!  I love having company! Today we stopped at a place that Daddy said was called the Hens and Chickens.  I was so excited until we got there and there were no hens OR chickens!  Why do they always name places after things that aren’t there!?  How...

Bimini, Shipwrecks, and Bahamas Partying

Four days after arriving in Bimini we welcomed our last set of guests onto our boat before heading home to South Florida- Darrell, Alicia and Jamie.  As we waited at the Bimini Sands Resort Marina for over an hour after they texted to say they had arrived at the Marina, we realized that there are indeed two different Bimini Sands Marinas. A short shuttle ride...

STT anchoring and exploring

Anchoring in Cay Bay, just next to the ferry terminal and seaplane airway: The bottom is grass so it is a great holding spot (at least with a Bruce anchor)! Once you back down on the anchor you won’t budge. It also might be hard to pull up. Careful with the windlass. Be easy on it. This is a very busy harbor though with planes, ferries, boats, cruise...

The Goat

This story wasn’t to be told; mostly for fear that someone from PETA would see this and, er, get our goat. Then I realized these are the same people who gather in mass, strip naked in the streets, dowse themselves in ketchup, and then roll themselves in Saran wrap to protest animal cruelty. It seems like a huge waste of Saran wrap to me, which isn’t...