On our way South we primarily sailed outside, but on the way back North we opted to take the Intracoastal Waterway. There are plenty of places to stop along the way, so there are not ALL the ICW anchorages that are presented here. This is the list of the ICW anchorages we personally used in… Continue reading ICW Anchorages for the Trip from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville
How to prepare for a cruising trip to the Bahamas - Provisioning - What should you take with you - The best weather and strategies for the Gulf Stream crossing - Our experience of the Gulf Stream crossing - Arrival to Bimini - How to check in to the Bahamas. One thing that living on… Continue reading Preparation, Provisioning, Gulf Stream Crossing and Arrival Procedures / Sailing Bahamas, Day 1
"The view that opened up before our eyes, made us hold our breath in bewilderment. It was like being in a war zone. Smell of decay, of destruction. Everything around was gray – mangroves lost all the leaves. No civilians in sight – only military trucks, soldiers, firefighters and police...." A story about being in… Continue reading Remembering Hurricane Irma: How It Was for Us, Boat Owners in the Florida Keys
A step-by-step guide of painting our boat with Awlgrip using roll&tip technique. After several months of working on Elysia, we were finally in the yard. We asked a couple of people for the painting estimate and got quoted about $9,000 to $10,000. After collecting our jaws from the floor, we started thinking...