Saturday, June 23, 2018


Day in the Bahamas

Nights with guests on board

Nights in marinas in Bahamas

Nights in marinas in Florida (after we left our home dock)

Gallons of diesel used

Hours on our generator

Hours on our engines

"If a man is to be obsessed by something I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most" - EB White

Snorkeling excursions to the Thunderball Grotto at Staniel Cay

Times we went to feed the Famous Swimming Pigs, Big Major's Spot

Hat sank before we could fetch it out of the water!

Lunches out in the Exumas (0 dinners out)

Major rain storms we had to travel through

40+ Knots
(or 72 km) an hour of wind when our wind instrument broke!

Mahi Mahi caught and eaten

Solar Panels were installed in March.

Feet deep + crossing the Tongue of the Ocean

Head scrapes on Paul's head while he is in the engine room (probably more)

Lines are attached to our boat to dock while Time Out stays in water during Hurricane Season

Hours we still had to drive home WITHOUT air conditioning working in our car! It stopped on the hottest day outside of Washington, D.C.

Our season is over and we miss Time Out already! We miss all the friends we met this year and look forward to when we rendezvous with you all again. We will continue to post when we are doing projects with the boat throughout the Fall.

Thanks for following along!

The above quote is Paul and some others I know! Funny.

Saturday, June 16, 2018


This is the first time we are leaving our boat in the water for the hurricane season that is now until November. Before we prepare the extra steps needed; we do the usual "putting the boat away" stuff. We flushed and "pickled" the watermaker. We flushed the generator, both boat engines and the outboard motor. The top bimini is put away and all loose objects are gone off decks. We went and bought extra lines to secure this boat at the dock here at Vero Beach.

Top bimini is taken off and put away inside

We bought this product to place on the inside of all the windows to block out the fierce sunlight that shines in right through our curtains. Our air conditioner will not be on when we are away. Just a dehumidifier and a couple of fans.

Example of one window with the Reflectix stuff on

Lots of this stuff around the boat while Paul measures twice and cuts once to fit the windows.

We ordered our new lines at and had delivered to the nearest store. We have 16 lines on our boat to the docks and piles. We want to sleep well when the first hurricane come through Vero!

We used our bridle too as extra security.

We travel to Ontario! I will post on blog one more time in the upcoming week. It is the one I like titled By The Numbers. It is a recap of our winter. Check in here late summer if want as we may come down for a week or two.

We bought a laptop so this post is the first using the new computer and great keyboard. I love it and much better than that small phone.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018


We arrived in Bahamas on April 8 and we crossed the Gulf Stream back on June 7. We met so many great new boating friends.

We usually travel from Nassau to Chub Cay which is 5 hours then we do a 10 hour day next day. This time I was comfortable enough to anchor right on the Banks. Nothing there. Hours from land. We traveled a short distance from the route that boaters take and left all outside lights on along with the normal anchor light.

When you are out in the big waters you can come across these large "islands" of seaweed. These are food sources for birds on top and fish below. Then because of the various fish below there are Mahi Mahi! That is why the tuna towers are high up on the fishing boats. They are looking for birds and where there are birds.....Mahi Mahi.

We crossed the Gulf Stream with great weather until the last hour. Visibility was poor but we have charts, computer screen to see opening inlet into West Palm.

Dark skies. Not often we use the steering station in pilothouse but last hour we did.

The Intracoastal waterway from West Palm to Jupiter is beautiful. Lots of mcmansions and great landscaping.

Off to Vero Beach where Time Out will have a new home in the water for the season.

Monday, June 4, 2018


As promised here are the before and after pictures of our damaged props from north of Rose Island! Glad to moving again. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018


We are hanging in Nassau at a marina because our props had a big fight with a coral head on north side of Rose Island. We saw the coral and backed up in time but unfortunately it was a windy morning and our boat blew on another! Bring out a few thousand to get props fixed. They may get put back on today. I will post pictures of before and after. 

Very expensive chips here. A friend bought these.

Our view from our bow in marina one day.
Lots of rain this season

A grocery store across street has these for sale.

This pantry corn is from Thailand. Packaged in November and good until next November. It was delicious.

Went under Paradise bridge to eat lunch at one of 30 huts. Conch salad and fried conch and fries. Mmmmm

We want to cross Gulf and put boat away in Vero Beach and enjoy summer with family and friends.