SOUTHERN STAR -Halfway around the world. 
Her slow journey back ???

Life in the Bahamas

Life in the Bahamas We are settling into our boat routine. We are anchored off of Jacks Bay, just south of Black Point Great Inagua. We are happily the only boat in the anchorage. We spent a night at Little Bay three days ago, took a 4 mile walk to Blackpoint Settlement, looked over the 20-30 boats anchored there and walked back to our dinghy landing place at Little Bay. It’s been a very different trip this year to last. We are on a similar schedule and float plan (as if we plan) as another No...
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Back to the Islands

Back on the cruise We continued maintenance project while at Old Port Cove Marina, bidding our time for a weather window to cross the Gulf Stream and into the Bahamas. We really love Old Port Cove.  It is truly a first class marina. Nice floating docks, pump out service at each slip. There is a nice restaurant on site, a great boater’s lounge, where we can watch the NFL playoffs, a gym for Jenny, courtesy car to the supermarket. But we were growi...
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Exciting new technology

Communications is a challenge for cruisers. We have recently added the Garmin in reach satellite tracker. With this device we can share our tracks real time with our friends and family. We can text to our point of contact when we depart and arrive, and we have instant SOS connection anywhere in the world with this device. I think it is a fun device, but obviously adds another layer of safety for our voyages. Please follow the link to see our track and our current location. https://share.g...
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Back in North Palm Beach Florida

Dec 30 We made the short trip from Ft. Pierce to Lake Worth Inlet as expected, arriving about 2:00pm. The trip was ideal; we spent most of the day on the flybridge enjoying the Florida winter sun. The seas were calm and much clearer than we have grown accustomed to in the Chesapeake. We made our way into the wide ship channel, and went around Singer Island, past Lake Worth where Old Port Cove is based, under 2 bridges, which we needed to time for ...
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Jenny's trip Trip Back to NZ

While still in York River, Jenny took a side trip to New Zealand Trip Back to NZ Although the boat was given an 8 month cruising permit when we arrived in May, my US visa only allowed me to stay six months in the country, after which I had to leave for a “genuine absence” before returning. The definition of this was vague, and seemed to vary depending on who you talked to at US Immigration, and also other foreign passport holders. We talked about taking few days trip to Canada, or the Cayman...
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Heading South

  •  12/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
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Heading South Again The temperatures have plummeted. Winter has come early in the US. We feel that we are moving south a bit too late, as we are running our heating on the boat to keep warm. We are supposed to be south where it is warm. We took some time off the trip south over Thanksgiving to do a road trip to visit my family in Oklahoma. We took the ICW from York River to Morehead City, NC. We had hoped to go outside to make the trip in a few o...
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Southern Star in North Palm Beach

Southern Star in North Palm Beach

Where are we now?

Jacks Bay, Great Inagua Island, Exumas
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Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017

Southern Star off Staniel Cay -Feb 2017
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