Sunday, January 31, 2016
We have been having a wonderful time meeting boat buddies and getting together as we prepare our boat for the Bahamas while in Harbour Cay Club, Marathon, Florida. Here we are now, in Bimini Bahamas waiting out yet another 30 knot high wind situation and I wanted to catch up on the blog, at 3am.. Since Christmas, we have worked on the teak and a few various boat jobs, departed Marathon for Miami, attended the South Beach Wall Cast, spent 5 days provisioning for our Bahamas run number five, and boarded our good friends Jeff and Sharon. We then sailed/motored/bashed out to Bimini whichy took us 11 hours. When this wind goes West or Northwest, (Monday) we will blast across the Bahama Banks at night and arrive in the Berries. For now, here are some photos of some of the wonderful friends we have had the fun of spending time with as we all fully enjoy the cruising life. It is all about the people you share the adventure with. Thank you all good freinds for making our times together so much fun.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
|...Island Spirit with festive lights...|
|Eric and Patricia share Christmas Day with us|
|Radeen's homemade lemon ricotta cheesecake and very dark|
cocoa expresso gluten free cookies with chocolate chips.
|Radeen the baker, making Christmas Cookies|
|Happy Bubbly Team|
Hayden, Linda, Maris, Tricia, Bill and Radeen
Here are more photos of this time.....
|The stockings were hung by the porthole with care|
Thank you, Patricia!
|Merry Christmas 2015 aboard Island Spirit|
|Radeen the Elf boxing and shipping|
|Local pets abound as seen on our walks to the 7 Mile Bridge|
|Biker Radeen ready to hit the road :-) on Carey Colwell's 2010 Huffy bike|
|The buffet at Harbour Cay Club lanai where many delightful parties are served|
|Christmas Gift to Hayden, a can of varnish and brushing liquid|
|The party table setting. Thank you, Tricia and Bill.|
|Kitchen prep of the two delectable salads|
|The cooking of the delicious seafood stew by Sandy, Chef extraordinaire|
|Sandy and Eric preparing the garlic bread|
|Angel hair pasta with cracked conch in white clam sauce with garlic bread|
|San Fransisco style Cioppino|
|Chocolate Mousse with fresh raspberries and whipped cream|
|Christmas Day community grill prep|
|Fine Prosecco from Eric and Patricia, thank you!|
|Our view on Christmas Day from the lanai with Eric and Pat|
|Christmas dessert on the lanai, photo by Patricia, thank you.|
Note the flashing Christmas lights necklace Radeen is wearing.
|Happy Radeen on Island Spirit|
|More boxing and shipping of gifts and baked goods|
|Ready to go on the bikes to the Post Office|
|Delicious homemade fudge, Radeen's mom's tradition|
|Thank you to our families for making our holiday merry and bright!|
|Radeen with her new Kindle Paperwhite and unlimited Kindle|
|Tiki Hut sunset Christmas Eve|
|Orchids around HCC|
|Island Spirit in Slip #9|
|Bill, Linda and Maris checking out the Brew and Bubbly food trucks, fun fun fun|
|Christmas in the Keys, riding off to somewhere......|
We wish everyone a peaceful, happy, content and healthy New Year. Thank you for sailing along!