Stainel Cay

By | February 11th, 2018|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

Two of our buddy boats had packages delivered to the marina in Staniel Cay so we headed that way so they could pick them up. Headed that way is an under statement considering it is about 60 miles north of Georgetown. None the less, time is our friend and we got the weather window we have been waiting for so off we go. Here is the whole crew sitting at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. On the way from Georgetown we spent one night at Rudder Cay [...]

Georgetown, Exumas

By | February 11th, 2018|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

This picture shows how to stay dry during an afternoon shower. We took this picture while in Georgetown heading to the grocery store. We got our mainsail back on January 8th and the repair looks amazing. You wouldn't even know it had been repaired. We took the sail to Phillips Sailmakers ( where Larry went over the entire sail and reported back that the sail was actually in pretty good shape with the exception of some dry rotting along the leech (back edge of the sail). This type of damage is [...]

New Years 2018

By | January 7th, 2018|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

We are so happy that Anthony, Amel, Lalia and Maelie came to visit us in the Bahamas. We have been waiting for this day for a long time. Looking at the upcoming weather, we decided that it would be best to spend a few days anchored off of Rose Island rather than attempt to travel the 40 miles down to Schroud Cay. Rose island is only 8 miles from Palm Cay Marina and we can get there in just over an hour. We left the marina [...]

Swimming in Champagne

By | December 27th, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

We left NoName with light winds and 3 foot seas so we played motor boat for the next two days. We easily crossed the Gulf Stream and spent our first night on the Bahama Banks at Mackie Shoals. If you are heading to the Bahamas you do not want to miss this experience. You are in the middle of what seems like nowhere and you can count Starfish on the bottom in 20 feet of water. We safely anchored at Mackie Shoals in 10 feet and spent an [...]

NoName Harbor

By | December 27th, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

Much has happened since first arriving in Miami. On the third day while anchored at Marine Stadium, a squall came through with high winds, waves and lots of rain. During the squall several boats started dragging anchor and 5KNOTS was one of them. Fortunately we were at the beginning of the basin because the squall blew the dragging boats towards the back and it took us three times to finally get the anchor set properly. Two of the unlucky boats wound up on shore at the back of the basin. [...]

Miami Sound Machine

By | December 5th, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

We are back in Miami and there is an abundant supply of Latin music in the air. Miami is rich with a Latin/Hispanic feel that you can find all over the city. It is an exciting city that seems as if it never sleeps. We are currently anchored at the Marine Stadium basin with our three other buddy boats where we will stay for a few days before moving around to NoName harbor. The basin, as is NoName harbor are quiet during the week but on weekends the [...]

Finally On the Move

By | November 8th, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

Although we enjoyed our time at Brunswick Landing Marina (BLM), we are thrilled and excited to finally be unleashed from the dock and on the move again! We are going to miss our new friends that we made, but know we will meet again. Special thanks to the BLM staff who always go out of their way to see that your needs are met. Our friends Jane, David and  their two Yorkies Mollie and Boo-Boo on "So Far So Good" arrived on Thursday and it was awesome to [...]

What’s The Reason for Hurricane Season?

By | September 23rd, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

Did you know there is actually five seasons? Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Hurricane Season! We are officially in our 2nd Hurricane Season since purchasing 5KNOTS last September 2016 and thus far managed to survive without any issues. In fact we managed to dodge two Hurricane Bullets! After purchasing 5KNOTS in Ft. Lauderdale last September, we found ourselves in Marathon, Fla with 5KNOTS on the hard for six weeks having repairs done.  During this time Hurricane Matthew was predicted to make landfall in Marathon. Luck had it for us and [...]

As Marvin Gay would say, “What’s Going On”

By | July 10th, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

Since our last post we had another addition to the family, Knox Everett Williamson. Here is Knox with his proud dad Jesse. All are doing well and we are excited about our new grandson. Can't wait to get Knox aboard for a little sailing. This makes two new grandsons in twelve weeks! We are staying busy doing the Great Loop to visit both of our new Grandsons who live in Maryland and Tennessee. We sure do enjoy our time together and want to get to see [...]

Life At The Dock

By | May 24th, 2017|Season #1 - Bahamas, Travel Blogs|

Well, we have been at Brunswick Landing Marina (BLM) for over a month and unfortunately we have not been out sailing since we got here. Instead we began preparing for our next big adventure which will be sailing to the Bahamas. Our current projection is to wait out hurricane season at BLM and start heading south around December 1st. Our son Anthony and his family (Amel, Lalia and Maelie) will be coming from France to join us in the Bahamas for New Years. We are all very excited and [...]