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57º 52.05' N6º 42.006' WHelaciousTied to pontoon in the well protected North Harbor on Scalpay. Ready for a blow.about 2 years  agoShow

57º 10.8' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousAnchored off Talisker distillery in Loch Harport. great downwind poled out sail from Mallaig.over 2 years  agoShow

56º 53.016' N5º 48.066' WHelaciousBorrodale Islands, Arisaigover 2 years  agoShow

57º 3.024' N6º 30.09' WHelaciousCanna and Sandayover 2 years  agoShow

56º 49.686' N6º 13.05' WHelaciousMuckover 2 years  agoShow

56º 53.046' N6º 7.374' WHelaciousEiggover 2 years  agoShow

57º 2.154' N5º 41.106' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

57º 0.036' N5º 49.056' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

57º 0.084' N6º 16.02' WHelaciousExplored Rumover 2 years  agoShow

57º 11.088' N6º 9.096' WHelaciousLoch Scavaig, Skye. What a dramatic spotover 2 years  agoShow

56º 47.154' N5º 49.512' WHelacioussailed around Ardnamurchan point to Loch Moidart and castle Tioram. Got my Helacious and castle photo!over 2 years  agoShow

56º 39.018' N5º 56.214' WHelaciouswaiting in Loch Drumbuie for friends to join us.over 2 years  agoShow

56º 41.064' N5º 41.034' WHelaciousSailed most of the length of Loch Sunart. Lovely small anchorage, just us and a couple of kayakersover 2 years  agoShow

56º 37.05' N6º 3.54' WHelaciousquite a sail up the sound to Tobermory. winds 20-30kt, fortunately tide with us most of the way. rain settled in toward the end so tucked in to Tobemory and nabbed a mooring.over 2 years  agoShow

56º 24.084' N5º 32.118' WHelaciouspopped around to bay to make water and hike Kerreraover 2 years  agoShow

56º 25.158' N5º 29.574' WHelaciousmooring ball at Oban marina to spend evening visiting friends over 2 years  agoShow

56º 29.004' N6º 25.008' WHelaciousVisited the sea birds on Lunga, the largest of Treshnish Isles. Puffins had left their burrows, but were still at sea. Seals serenaded us at dusk.over 2 years  agoShow

56º 28.092' N6º 16.002' WHelaciousAnchored between Gometra and Ulva. Lovely spot for couple of days hiking.over 2 years  agoShow

56º 16.26' N6º 16.2' WHelaciousPerfect spot, surrounded by pink granite rocks. Spotted sea otter, maybe.over 2 years  agoShow

55º 58.026' N5º 54.042' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

55º 58.002' N5º 57.006' WHelaciousWaiting out a couple of days of weather in protected inner Loch Tarbert. Explored the huge raised gravel beaches.over 2 years  agoShow

56º 0.09' N6º 13.002' WHelaciousAnchored off Oronsay. Enjoying these anchorages while weather is so settled. Visited Priory and at low tide walked over to Colonsayover 2 years  agoShow

55º 37.998' N6º 6.0' WHelaciousMoored off Ardbeg distillery. What is not to like about that?over 2 years  agoShow

55º 40.05' N5º 43.086' WHelaciousMoored in Ardminish Bay, Gigha. Very busy place. over 2 years  agoShow

55º 16.998' N5º 34.002' WHelaciousAnchored off Sanda Island. Staging for tomorrow to round the infamous Mull of Kintyre. Tide and timing are key.over 2 years  agoShow

55º 31.998' N5º 7.002' WHelaciousMoored in Lamlash, Isle of Arran. Made water and made sure everything still working before heading off.over 2 years  agoShow

55º 38.052' N4º 49.014' WHelaciousArrived Scotland at 11pm. It was still light! Clyde Marina, Ardrossan. Will stay a few days on land to reprovision.over 2 years  agoShow

53º 40.998' N5º 21.0' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

51º 58.002' N6º 46.002' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

51º 41.076' N8º 31.026' WHelaciousMoored in River Bardon, Kinsale. Lovely town to spend few days in. Still not able to source a new pump for watermaker..over 2 years  agoShow

51º 28.002' N9º 22.002' WHelaciousTied to pontoon in Baltimore Harbor. Given permission to enter country (it was considered at highest levels in Dublin!)over 2 years  agoShow

51º 28.032' N9º 43.044' WHelaciousAnchor down, Crookhaven, Ireland. We were welcomed by a Naval Patrol boat 20nm offshore and directed to contact authorities for permission to enter Ireland. They are still in lockdown and no non essential travel is permitted. Our watermaker is broken and the spare we carried was a dud. We qualified.over 2 years  agoShow

38º 39.018' N27º 12.096' WHelacioussailed to Teceira, anchored out overnight but then moved into marina for duration after stowing dinghy on deck and making water. This is where we will stage from for trip to UK.over 2 years  agoShow

38º 40.08' N28º 12.0' WHelaciousMotor sailed across to Sao Jorge. Loved Horta and the island of Faial, but it is time to move on.over 2 years  agoShow

38º 32.004' N28º 37.026' WHelaciousARRIVE HORTA. Anchored withing mole walls until covid tested and freed. then moved to marina. rafted up between two other boats on the north wall. What an achievement, and what an iconic spot to land. We rock!over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousFront passes and wind dies. Motor on, so close over 2 years  agoShow

38º 15.006' N29º 49.998' WHelaciousmotoring towards Faial.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciouspassed by Fatjax.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciouspulled in pole in morning. At noon the pin holding it departed and pole crashed to deck. No damage fortunately.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousClose encounter with whale, not 25 meter in front of bow. Awesome!over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousenjoying the ride. jib still poled out. 191 miles in a day, no gulf stream here!over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousTwo whale spouts!over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousFront approaching. lightening and thiunder. gybed before it reached us, good plan.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciouslovely sail. made water.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelacioussails up! poled out genoa.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciouslarge swells on beam. tried to steer away.over 2 years  agoShow

0º 0.0' N0º 0.0' EHelaciousLarge swell and insufficient wind, motoring again for 10 hoursover 2 years  agoShow

31º 26.004' N59º 53.04' WHelaciousEngine off after 92 hours motoring. Raised code zero.over 2 years  agoShow

29º 44.01' N61º 30.012' WHelaciousWinds still too light to sail (5kt), Rolling in swell.over 2 years  agoShow

27º 54.006' N62º 50.01' WHelaciousStopped for a swim. Found line around prop, fortunately easily removed.over 2 years  agoShow

25º 57.012' N63º 29.004' WHelaciousCalm seas, no wind.over 2 years  agoShow

23º 55.008' N64º 3.006' WHelaciousWind died, reached Horse Latitudes. Discovered the alternator not charging batteries. Put in spare.over 2 years  agoShow

22º 12.006' N64º 41.01' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

19º 52.02' N64º 59.028' WHelaciousLeft USVI for Azores.over 2 years  agoShow

18º 20.574' N64º 58.83' WHelaciousPopped around to Brewers Bay for ease of access to vaccination site. over 2 years  agoShow

18º 18.648' N64º 50.004' WHelaciousChristmas cove.over 2 years  agoShow

18º 18.9' N64º 43.38' WHelaciousover 2 years  agoShow

17º 47.166' N64º 37.074' WHelaciousMorning visit to Buck Island, a National Park. Snorkeled the 'trail" then other boats arrived, so we upped anchor and sailed Nover 2 years  agoShow

17º 45.084' N64º 42.498' WHelacioussailed and motored around to Christiansted for couple of days.over 2 years  agoShow

17º 42.972' N64º 53.226' WHelaciousOvernight sail from Statia to St Croix. Rather rolly so not much sleep.over 2 years  agoShow

17º 28.938' N62º 59.424' WHelaciousOvernight sail to Statia. No covid testing required, easy check in and mask free society. Looking forward to diving and hiking.over 2 years  agoShow

15º 35.046' N61º 27.852' WHelaciousWhat a ride! Antigua to Dominica, overnight. Squalls hit us which we could not see on radar, sustained 40+ winds. Knarly!!almost 3 years  agoShow

17º 8.028' N61º 43.776' WHelaciousBeautiful Great Bird Island, surrounded by tweeting Tropic birds. Excited to explore island with blowholes, Hells Gate and snorkel some reefs. ater looks clear.almost 3 years  agoShow

17º 32.616' N61º 44.034' WHelaciousNot impressed with Cocoa Pt so moved around corner to Spanish point. Beautiful clear water and 2 days snorkelling reefs.almost 3 years  agoShow

17º 33.132' N61º 46.152' WHelaciousSporty sail down to Cocoa Point, Barbuda from Low Bay. Back in kite board and mega yacht territory. Only for a few days :)almost 3 years  agoShow

17º 39.69' N61º 51.78' WHelaciousGreat sail up to Barbuda, average 6.7kt. Anchored in Low Bay, a beautiful undeveloped incredibly long beach. Looking forward to a Frigate Bird rookery tour.almost 3 years  agoShow

17º 4.428' N61º 53.094' WHelaciousAfter a couple of weeks bouncing between Green Island and English Harbor, the holiday season is over and we are off exploring again. Feels good.almost 3 years  agoShow

17º 4.02' N61º 40.026' WHelaciousMoved from English Harbor to anchorage off Green Island. Have it all to ourselves, save a few turtles. Nice.about 3 years  agoShow

17º 0.252' N61º 45.654' WHelaciousArrived Antigua after 13 days at sea. It was a difficult passage by all accounts, and WE DID IT!! English Harbor is a great place to decompress.about 3 years  agoShow

37º 0.402' N76º 19.008' WHelaciousLast anchorage for a while. Staging from here for our sail south to Antigua.about 3 years  agoShow

37º 24.942' N76º 20.862' WHelaciousBack to the lovely and serene East River to provision and quarantine while we wait for the Salty Dawg Rally to get started.about 3 years  agoShow

37º 32.97' N76º 19.938' WHelaciousBack in the water at Deltaville boatyard. Very professional business. Feels strange to be bobbing around again, will take some getting used to. about 3 years  agoShow

37º 47.622' N76º 17.268' WHelaciousLong day making tracks back south toward Deltaville and haul out. Some sailing this morning, then no wind and horribly hot. Sea temp 90!!over 3 years  agoShow

38º 46.296' N76º 13.8' WHelaciousGreat sail this morning in light winds, slowly made our way into Broad Creek. Motored the last windy stretch into the back bay near St Michaels.over 3 years  agoShow

38º 41.076' N76º 10.344' WHelaciousMotored across the river to Oxford. Lovely small town with the best ice cream. Found crab meat so crab cakes for dinner. Yum. over 3 years  agoShow

38º 36.264' N76º 9.246' WHelaciousOvernight anchor in Lacompte Bay after dropping Jake and Emma off, no room on the wall in Cambridge.over 3 years  agoShow

38º 37.926' N76º 7.08' WHelaciousTrappe Creek. A lovely setting just off the river but spoilt by the yahoos that took over the "beach" Saturday afternoon and Sunday. No social distancing. Turns out the beach was nasty up close. Great creek for paddling and exploring. over 3 years  agoShow

38º 34.332' N76º 4.044' WHelaciousTied to wall in downtown Cambridge. Expecting hard blow tonight and tomorrow, so feeling safe.over 3 years  agoShow

38º 19.728' N76º 27.042' WHelaciousAnchored at Solomons. Crab cake dinner.over 3 years  agoShow

37º 47.598' N76º 19.2' WHelaciousA great sail north with Brent to Mill Creek, across bay from Reedville. The wind was light to start, from south. We just used code zero for the whole trip. Wind picked up at the end so pleased anchorage so peaceful.over 3 years  agoShow

37º 44.034' N76º 19.062' WHelaciousMoved north to Prentiss Creek for July 4th weekend. Hope it will be quiet.over 3 years  agoShow

37º 32.196' N76º 20.19' WHelaciousMoved around to Fishing Bay, more room. Nasty storm came through, highest winds yet, gusted to 68kt.over 3 years  agoShow

37º 32.742' N76º 19.854' WHelaciousWe tried to sail, but the wind died after a couple of hours of light winds and code zero sail. We tried setting up the wind vane steering, again. Still seems to have problems, however this time maybe not enough wind. Anchored outside Deltavile Marine which we will check out for possible storage over hurricane months.over 3 years  agoShow

37º 25.068' N76º 20.916' WHelaciousQuick motor across Mobjack Bay to East River. Tomorrow at high tide will dinghy up to Williams to visit town. I think I liked the Severn anchorage better. over 3 years  agoShow

37º 18.174' N76º 26.97' WHelaciousSevern River, just off Mobjack Bay. Looking at marina as possible place to leave Helacious for a couple of months. Good day sail into Chesapeake Bay and up to entrance of Mobjack Bay. Made water. Water pump broke.over 3 years  agoShow

37º 0.048' N76º 19.014' WHelaciousFinal 50 miles to Chesapeake Bay. Motoring through Norfolk was interesting with all navy vessels. Anchored at Old Port Comfort, next to Fort Monroe.over 3 years  agoShow

36º 20.898' N75º 56.094' WHelaciousTied up at Coinjock marina. Hot showers were great, food not so much. Will stick to home cooking next time.over 3 years  agoShow

36º 20.898' N75º 56.094' WHelaciousTied up at Coinjock marina for the night. Hot shower was great, food not so much :(over 3 years  agoShow

35º 40.266' N76º 3.402' WHelaciousAnchored in lee of small peninsula. Long day, late start as waiting for storms to pass, race across Pamlico River and long drive down ditch.over 3 years  agoShow

35º 17.532' N76º 36.816' WHelaciousHeading north on ICW. Beautiful day going through wetlands. Anchored off channel out of crabpot range. Pizza for dinner. over 3 years  agoShow

34º 43.506' N76º 39.9' WHelaciousWeather just horrible. Left Cape Lookout in 23kt winds and driving rain. Came into Beaufort channel against 30kt winds. Tied up in marina in 25kt winds. Nice marina, friendly folk.over 3 years  agoShow

34º 37.566' N76º 32.886' WHelaciousOvernight sail from Charleston SC to Cape Lookout anchorage NC, near Beaufort NC. It was the roughest sail we have ever had. Winds constantly in 25-28kt range, large seas. Not much fun. Anchorage beautiful spot, protected from wind by line of sand dunes. Lighthouse and sharing with about a dozen boats.over 3 years  agoShow

32º 46.848' N79º 54.042' WHelaciousArrived Charleston Harbour Marina 3.15pm after journey home from Bahamas. Had spot on isolated dock with uninterrupted views of Charleston waterfront. No surge. over 3 years  agoShow

26º 40.632' N78º 58.032' WHelaciousUnplanned overnight stop in this deserted half developed marina anchorage to fix genoa furler which had gotten fouled. Anchorage called Ginn Sur La Mer. Brian up mast and we took genoa off and reattached. Continued journey back to US next day.over 3 years  agoShow

25º 45.066' N77º 52.728' WHelaciousReturn to US. Anchored 4 nights, made water, did washing, cooked food and changed engine oil. Waiting for good weather window for crossing to Chesapeake Bay. Weather is so unsettled there is never an opening long enough. Decided to go to Beaufort NC. Leave June 3rd 2020.over 3 years  agoShow

25º 29.478' N77º 43.722' WHelaciousReturn to US stop for 4 nights. had whole anchorage to ourselves for 3 days. waiting for weather to look promising before proceeding.over 3 years  agoShow

25º 1.056' N77º 32.1' WHelaciousReturn trip to US. Intended to stay at Rose Island, but wind did not co-operate. Stayed West Bay again, 3 nights to wit out rainy weather.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 41.622' N76º 51.822' WHelaciousStart trip back to US. Overnight stop at Highbourne from Staniel Cay. One other boat in anchorage, quite different from journey down.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 14.112' N76º 33.066' WHelaciousCovid-19 Arrives in Bahamas 4/2/20 and we are in LOCKDOWN. No meeting other cruisers, no gathering, no visiting islands. Allowed beach for exercise. We used Big Major anchorage at Staniel Cay to stock up and resupply every 2 weeks and in between we hunkered down at Cambridge Cay mostly, taking a mooring for much of the time. It was perfect, Kamana 3.3 a Neal trimeran with Italian family was a constant there, other boats came and went. We had multiple beaches to choose from, walks on cliffs and everyone kept themselves to themselves. a perfect isolation spot. At Staniel Cay we had some wicked storms. Stayed in this area from April 2nd to May 21 2020.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 15.036' N76º 30.09' WHelaciousquick change to shelter from west wind and front coming through.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 18.018' N76º 32.046' WHelaciousA couple of days back in the Exumas Land and Sea park to visit Sea Aquarium and Rocky Dundas. Too rough for RD.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 14.058' N76º 30.264' WHelaciousAnchored in the most beautiful bay in the world! Pipe Creek. We plan on spending the next week or so here, so much happening right now, we need to stay within internet range.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 10.092' N76º 27.072' WHelaciousTrying to resupply with fuel and diesel. No propane available. over 3 years  agoShow

24º 6.132' N76º 24.138' WHelaciousLast minute change of plan to race down to Black Point and try to buy groceries. Covid-19 is running rampant and unsure what will happen. Surreal times. Supply boat due tomorrow, shelves pretty empty now.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 22.872' N76º 37.62' WHelaciousWarderwick Wells anchorage in Emerald Bay. We explored the many trails, and snorkelled the reefs . Saw a gaggle of spotted eagle rays, they are huge. over 3 years  agoShow

24º 36.276' N76º 49.23' WHelaciousWe drift snorkelled Wax Cay cut then stayed overnight at Normans Cay.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 32.016' N76º 47.868' WHelaciousShroud Cay, nice to have new view outside the windows. Visited the well/cistern and day on beach. Took dinghy ride through mangroves at north of island to "secret" beach and Camp Driftwood. Great lookout.over 3 years  agoShow

24º 42.912' N76º 49.866' WHelaciousGreat beam reach to Highbourne Cay, average speed 6.8kt. Narrow cut, but deep. Looks beautiful.almost 4 years  agoShow

24º 51.774' N76º 9.78' WHelaciousLovely downwind sail all day with just code zero sail. 5-13kt of wind, 2-5kt SOG. Anchored in Rock Sound Harbor. Plan to ride out a front passing through for a few days.almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 20.994' N76º 29.658' WHelaciousBumpy slog into 17kt wind and steep choppy waves to get into the calm of Hatchet Bay. Do not want to repeat that kind of journey if possible. Not scary, just bashing into waves and bad for engine. Walked to Hatchet Cave and had great explore in the huge caverns.almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 25.842' N76º 36.072' WHelaciousWent through Current Cut with 2kt current against us and 18kt east wind. Seas quite choppy. Rolly anchorage next to the Glass WIndow.almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 32.538' N76º 44.922' WHelaciousOn working dock, right next to ferry in channel of Spanish Wells. Benny House found us space courtesy of friends. Dinner out and golf cart for wheels. Life is good.almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 1.422' N77º 32.982' WHelaciousA bumpy passage through Alders Cay cut, but managed to point up to 35 and as wind shifted a little we sailed to New Providence West Bay anchorage. Arrived 1.30pm. almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 29.49' N77º 43.908' WHelaciousManaged to leave Hoffmans on high tide, went south route across sand bar. Hit bottom a few times but manage to get out into rolly ocean. Moved south to Bond Cay for few days.almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 37.44' N77º 44.592' WHelaciousMotored through very narrow and shallow channel, through shifting sand bars to anchorage west of Hoffmans Cay. Plan to explore here a few days to wait out notherly front expected. Will explore Hofmans Blue Hole and kayak the mangroves. Hope we can get back out!almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 40.038' N77º 45.48' WHelacioussheltering from SE wind and swell until high tide tomorrow and inside passage to Hoffmans. almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 44.52' N77º 49.962' WHelaciousGreat sail around the top of Stirrup Cay, turned into wind so slow tacking down to Petit Cay and Shell Beach. Anchorage a little rolly but beautiful. almost 4 years  agoShow

25º 44.856' N77º 51.612' WHelacious25 hour sail/motor sail from Lake Worth to Bahamas. Check in easy. Hunkering down here for couple of days, storms are coming. almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 50.082' N80º 3.288' WHelaciousLeft marina in morning. Filled fuel tanks to capacity (180 gallons) and motored back up to anchorage by Palm Beach Gardens to wait for weather to cross gulf stream to Bahamas.almost 4 years  agoShow

26º 46.398' N80º 3.102' WHelaciousEasy motor down ICW, light winds and finally sunny skies. Most bridges were bascule bridges, radio for an opening, and some only open on hour and half hour schedule. It took a while. Snug in Riviera Beach Marina for a few nights.almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 14.922' N80º 13.338' WHelaciousShort trip to Jensen Beach. Sun finally came out. Had haircut.almost 4 years  agoShow

27º 28.17' N80º 19.47' WHelaciousRainy motor down to Fort Pierce inlet. Nice quiet anchorage south of bascule bridge. Showered!almost 4 years  agoShow

28º 20.988' N80º 43.14' WHelaciousBlowing like snot all day. Motored down ICW to get to Cocoa Beach. Anchored in lee of bridge, not much protection from 35kt northerly. almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 11.772' N81º 0.222' WHelaciousAnchored just south of Daytona Beach, blowing like snot (25-29kt). Anchored in 9.3 ft water, with a tide of 3.5ft. Hoping not to touch bottom tonight, but it will be close. We could not make it further south in daylight, so it will be early start tomorrow.almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 53.052' N81º 18.312' WHelaciousWe spent 4 nights on a mooring in St Augustine. Had to move from the north field to the south field as the northerly winds made for a very bumpy night. Lovely old town, walking the back streets, off the beaten track. Visited fort and lighthouse. Time to move on.almost 4 years  agoShow

29º 53.772' N81º 18.558' WHelaciousFoggy 6.30am start to the day as we left Cumberland Island and motored out to Atlantic. By 10am fog lifted, skies cleared and had brilliant beam reach all the way to St Augustine. will visit from the mooring here for few days.almost 4 years  agoShow

30º 45.924' N81º 28.326' WHelaciousFirst anchorage after launching from St Mary's Boatyard. Plan on visiting Cumberland Island to see wild horses.almost 4 years  agoShow

30º 44.61' N81º 31.836' WHelaciousArrived St Mary's River Boatyard where Helacious will be hauled Thursday, stored for the summer months and have a little TLC. Get her bottom cleaned and repainted, check and service some of the systems, and make a few minor modifications/ improvements. Hope she will be safe here. End of chapter 1 in Brian and Helen's Grand Adventure. Stay tuned, there will be more!over 4 years  agoShow

28º 24.438' N80º 37.776' WHelaciousMarina time in Port Canaveral. Hot showers and a trip to Kennedy Space Center.over 4 years  agoShow

27º 27.846' N80º 18.57' WHelaciousAnchored Fort PIerce inlet after overnight sail from Bahamas. Actually we otored the whole way. Involved in rescue of sinking boat, friends on Blue Swanee had unidentified leak and disabled engine about 5 miles out of Fort Pierce. All ended well.over 4 years  agoShow

26º 58.944' N78º 12.936' WHelaciousDownwind sail to Great Sale Cay, the jumping off spot for overnight trip back to Florida. We counted 25 boats in anchorage. Good weather for heading out tomorrow. Steak for dinner.over 4 years  agoShow

26º 59.346' N77º 41.37' WHelaciousFantastic close haul with main and code zero up to Allans/Pensacola Cay (2 cays joined together after hurricane). Begining of the trip home.over 4 years  agoShow

26º 45.522' N77º 20.034' WHelaciousPassaged the infamous Whale Passage today. wind died right on time. Swelly but nothing Helacious can't handle. Anchored at Green Turtle Cay, visited New Plymouth, lovely town, quaint and so many groceries! over 4 years  agoShow

26º 33.024' N77º 5.22' WHelaciousFront approaching with gale force winds threatened. Moved out of Marsh Harbor, did not feel safe with all those other boats so close. Felt vindicated next morning as we listened to the alarmed posts on channel 16 for dragging boats.over 4 years  agoShow

26º 32.874' N77º 3.582' WHelaciousTucked into Marsh Harbor as strong winds and squalls expected Fri-Sat from S. Went ashore but too late to provision. Unfortunately then realized everything shut for Good Friday. Oh well, we need to clean out freezer and fridge anyway.over 4 years  agoShow

26º 28.17' N76º 59.58' WHelaciousAnchored in lee of Tiloo Cay. Nice smooth water. Went for kayak. Next morning ran watermaker before heading north. Generator cut off as overheated. The impeller had shattered. Brian fixed it, not easy to access.over 4 years  agoShow

26º 21.93' N76º 59.064' WHelaciousMoved across to Lynyard Cay to be sheltered from anticipated shift of wind from NE to E. Also nearer Sandy Cay where there is meant to be excellent snorkeling in the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park. Pasta with artichoke tomato sauce for dinner. over 4 years  agoShow

26º 20.91' N77º 0.132' WHelaciousDownwind sail from Eluthera to Abaco. Poled out jib and main to Stbd. Anchored in lee of Bridges Cay. Wind shifted 180 in 15 minutes, now from N. over 4 years  agoShow

25º 32.46' N76º 45.366' WHelaciousNo room in mooring field so back to Yacht Haven. Need to be close as Jake and Emma fly out Sunday.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 30.336' N76º 46.578' WHelaciousReturned to Meeks Patch, south. Fantastic sail, all the way. Winds 15kt SE, average speed 5.5-6kt. In the morning quite windy, little kayaking then left to return to SPanish WElls.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 5.406' N77º 13.872' WHelaciousMotored back to Rose Island where there is a great snorkeling reef. Winds East and very light, smooth ride.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 30.99' N76º 46.734' WHelaciousWent on day sai then anchored east side of Meeks Patch in anticipation of west winds overnight. Paella with Grouper and crab claws from Spanish Wells :) over 4 years  agoShow

25º 32.46' N76º 45.366' WHelaciousBooked into Yacht Haven Marina for 3 days, little R&R, poolside activity and provisioning. over 4 years  agoShow

25º 30.828' N76º 46.932' WHelaciousChecking out Meeks Patch as good anchorage. Beach was nice, but full of pigs, ducks and a turkey! Not really somewhere I want to hang out, but each to their own. Sign directed us where to pay for this experience! Errr, no thank you. Safely back on boat now.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 30.84' N76º 50.922' WHelaciousGreat sail with Code Zero from Nassau up to Eluthera. Royal Island anchorage is all around protection, but nowhere to land. Did some boat chores and explored in dinghy the coast to south.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 5.37' N77º 14.028' WHelaciousRose Island anchorage. Beautiful coral reef just offshore, had it to ourselves, then had to share the beach with locals on their Sunday afternoon out.Very swelly anchorage despite little wind, would not want to stay another night.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 1.428' N77º 32.82' WHelaciousRipping sail to Nassau West End Bay. wind averaged 22kt, our speed with reef in main and two reef in genoa was still over 7kt. Very rolly anchorage as wind not shifted to north as predicted. It will be long night.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 39.996' N77º 45.57' WHelaciousSkipped around the top of Berry Islands to Market Fish Cay. Sailed and motor sailed in 10-15 it winds. Dodged squalls and possible waterspout. But maybe just nasty storm. Lovely anchorage to ourselves, until 3 more boats arrived.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 45.39' N77º 52.62' WHelaciousArrived and had anchor down by 11pm. Fortunately nearly full moon to assist. Ripping sail with NW winds 20-25kt from Alice Town to Bullocks Harbor. Bay not very sheltered as wind not doing as expected and staying from NW. At least swells smaller by Friday. Grilled chicken with mango salsa, rice and black beans.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 43.332' N79º 17.958' WHelaciousArrived North Bimini at 10am. Checked into Brown's Marina for few days to wait out storm Tuesday and plan the next stage in the big Adventure. Monday bought Conch from fisherman as he was cleaning it, cant get much fresher than that, and fresh coconut bread still hot from oven from Nates bakery.over 4 years  agoShow

24º 51.396' N80º 32.844' WHelaciousHeading on overnight passage to Bahamas. Plan to check in on Bimini, north island in Alice Town. Dinner tonight sausage stuffed rigatoni, marinara sauce and salad.over 4 years  agoShow

24º 39.33' N81º 25.962' WHelaciousArrive Summerland Key to visit friends. Will stay a few days for maintenance and provisioning before the next big jump.over 4 years  agoShow

24º 34.074' N81º 48.972' WHelaciousArrived Key West and anchored far out in anchorage. No intention of staying. Moving on and up the chain.over 4 years  agoShow

24º 37.554' N82º 52.272' WHelaciousDry Tortugas for 3 nights. Amazing reef island, 60 miles from mainland with huge brick fort. lovely swimming in aquamarine clear water. Spotted sea turtle, Barracuda and nesting Frigate birds and Sooty Terns.over 4 years  agoShow

25º 49.02' N82º 17.67' WHelaciousovernight passage to Dry Tortugas from Fort Myers. Heated up vegetable curry in hot water (sous vide our vacuum packed leftovers) in place of microwave. Works really well.almost 5 years  agoShow

26º 29.274' N82º 4.884' WHelaciousVisiting with Connell this afternoon just off St James City. Dinner on boat tonight as lots to prepare for tomorrows crossing to Dry Tortugas. Dinner will be last of the spaghetti bolognaise.almost 5 years  agoShow

26º 39.288' N82º 12.978' WHelaciousAnchored at Cabbage Key where "Cheeseburger in Paradise" was written (or inspired). On the menu tonight..... Cheeseburgers!almost 5 years  agoShow

26º 41.478' N82º 14.55' WHelaciousAnchored in Pelican pass just as the rain arrived. Big storm and high winds expected over next couple of days. Spaghetti bolognese will be served tonight, using up wrinkly green pepper.almost 5 years  agoShow

27º 6.732' N82º 27.894' WHelaciousTied up at The Crows Nest in Venice. Guest Barry, a fellow Dix aluminum boat owner onboard for dinner to compare notes on boats. Serving pasta putanesca and salad with rum cocktails.almost 5 years  agoShow

27º 31.362' N82º 38.232' WHelaciousAnchored at De Soto Point, entrance to Manatee River. Light winds today so played with the asymmetric code zero sail and tried to get windvane to work. Still a project. Dinner tonight Pasta Fagioli and salad.almost 5 years  agoShow

27º 45.606' N82º 38.082' WHelaciousArrived St Petersburg. Ripping sail down coast and back up Tampa Bay. Grilled salmon, pesto pasta and salad. Have sea legs now, and appetite too.almost 5 years  agoShow

27º 56.4' N82º 49.452' WHelaciousArrived Clearwater 8pm. Champagne with chicken and rice. Not a bad combination!almost 5 years  agoShow

29º 10.05' N85º 11.904' WHelaciousCrackers, marmite on toast and electrolyte vitamin drink, oranges and kiwi. Not sick, but not hungry. 171 miles travelled. almost 5 years  agoShow

29º 52.158' N86º 42.282' WHelaciousNot eating today! almost 5 years  agoShow

29º 52.158' N86º 42.282' WHelaciousNot eating today! almost 5 years  agoShow

30º 19.662' N87º 19.206' WHelaciousAnchored in one of our favorite spots, Fort McRee off Big Lagoon next to the Pensacola inlet. Dinner tonight is Chili and rice.almost 5 years  agoShow

30º 19.788' N87º 22.14' WHelaciousAnchored in one of our favorite spots, Fort McRee off Big Lagoon next to the Pensacola inlet. Dinner tonight is Chili and rice.almost 5 years  agoShow

30º 19.254' N87º 20.022' WHelaciousExhausting day! Sailed Dauphin Island to Pensacola inlet, anchored at Redfish point. Winds started stronger 15-19 SSE but faded during day. Very roily, machine washer feeling. Glad to be back on calm water. Seafood dinner with Ken and Becky.over 5 years  agoShow

30º 14.628' N88º 6.972' WHelaciousFirst anchorage on our circumnavigation of Orange Beach. Tucked in behind sandbar at Dauphin Island. Steak to celebrate tonight.over 5 years  agoShow

30º 19.65' N87º 19.314' WHelaciousBusy anchorage at 4.30, hoping everyone will leave by 6pm. Beautiful day, light wind but finally after 10 years if dreaming, Helacious sailed on the open ocean. Tortellini for dinner.almost 6 years  agoShow

30º 19.08' N87º 20.61' WHelaciousalmost 6 years  agoShow

30º 19.116' N87º 20.064' WHelaciousAnchored at Redfish point. Wonderful daysail on Perdido Bay then along Big Lagoon. Grilled salmon with pesto rice and peas for dinner.almost 6 years  agoShow

30º 18.81' N87º 34.188' WHelaciousOur new home for a while, slip B13, Barber Marina.about 6 years  agoShow

30º 33.99' N88º 5.34' WHelaciousHelacious has arrived and is secure in skinniest slip at Turner marina, at entrance to The Dog River. Steak and a Helacious bottle of red planned for dinner.about 6 years  agoShow

30º 51.96' N87º 59.28' WHelacious40.3 miles today. Sun is out, shorts back on. Anchorage in Big Zbiyou Canit at mile marker 17, staging for Mobile bay tomorrow. Poached salmon and salad for dinner with mango ice cream.about 6 years  agoShow

31º 23.148' N87º 54.0' WHelacious57.9 miles today. Last lock so now in tidal waters. Anchorage sounded pretty, Upper Sunflower, maybe looks better on a sunny day. For dinner we will be serving Pasta Fagioli and salad.about 6 years  agoShow

31º 57.39' N88º 4.512' WHelaciousPulled up to the side of river next to Bashi creek. Stern anchor out to stop us swinging into the channel. Only one more lock to go tomorrow, then we will be in tidal waters. Ikea meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans and gravy for dinner.about 6 years  agoShow

32º 31.83' N87º 50.52' WHelaciousMarathon day, 62 miles to reach half way point, Demopolis marina. Thai chicken curry and onboard made naan.about 6 years  agoShow

32º 56.658' N88º 10.5' WHelaciousBeautiful anchorage in oxbow river after chilly ride today. Hamburgers, beans and slaw for dinner.about 6 years  agoShow

33º 29.43' N88º 25.992' WHelacious4 more locks today. Rain overnight but clear today, cold north wind. Sausage and tortellini for dinner.about 6 years  agoShow

34º 3.918' N88º 25.002' WHelaciousStorm coming so tied up in Smithville marina. 4 locks today. Chilli for dinner.about 6 years  agoShow

34º 29.46' N88º 15.162' WHelaciousGreat first day, lovely weather. Off to good start. Anchored right by lock for early start tomorrow. Pasta puttanesca and salad for dinner.about 6 years  agoShow

34º 59.808' N88º 15.0' WHelaciousAqua Marina. starting point.about 6 years  agoShow

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