Ok, as are the rest of my websites this one is also under new design and under construction, so please come back one day for a visit. We plan to have this site really cool one day. Thanks for visiting.
The new cruise now is a 41' CHB Trawler - we are making ready to cruise to Alaska beginning of June 2015
My other sites, all under construction, a lot of work for me.
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We're under construction, thanks for your patience. I am working as much as possible to put this together. Once we are under way I can devote more time to it and will. So our departure date is always changing do to cercumstances beyound our control - was - Jun 1st, 2013 but that date has gone so new date coming soon. Sign up now to get in on the ground floor, thanks.
To help fund our trip we are offering a membership. Annual for the first 100 signups will be $6.95. We
I sold everything and bought this vessel and put a lot of work into her and as much money as I could, she is really nice now, but cruising is not cheap and could use some help. I am 73 years old and income is low. I also have a couple friends that are going to be part of this and their 50' sailboat. I hope you can enjoy this site and it will continue to grow and I will enrich the content and hopefully your pleasure. Thanks for coming aboard and please I am setting up a blog and would like feedback, so please do once it is set up.
SPOTLIGHT – I'm seeking others to join the new venture. My 72' Hatteras is for sale and would acquire another smaller vessel. See her at: www.webworldusa.com. I guess at my age I would like to downsize. Filming and fun is the goals. If the vessel does not sell then I will continue the journey and it will continue to be my home. Lots of fun here. If you have any interest to be a part of or help financially to put this together please let me know, thanks. email@example.com
A beautiful cruising vessel, not a cruise ship. A private yacht with plenty of room. At the beginning we will leave Florida. We will first cruise to the Bahamas. After check in a short stay for one night and you can go ashore for sightseeing. Next day we cruise towards Green Turtle Cay. We will fish on the way and should have plenty of lobster on board before night fall. We will anchor up in a nice cove for the evening. We will have kayak's and dingy's for those that want to do some exploring before dark. A few days and we're off to Marsh Harbor for a short stay and then off again.
We will anchor there for a couple days and plenty of time for swimming, diving, snorkeling going ashore for shopping and exploring. A nice town with great people, a place on the list of good visits. Once we decide to go on we will head to a couple more close by Islands that are fun to explore, photo shoot, beach walks etc. Then in a day or se we will be odd to Marsh Harbor for a day or two. Most all places have some sort of town and places to visit. This is not a place for swimming or snorkeling. Once we leave that area we will be headed towards many other Islands. Some days we may not stop, but most days we will be visiting Islands. There is much history in these Islands and each Islands seems to be as good or better then the last. We will be visiting most of the Islands and we are in no hurry. We will be fishing almost daily and normally not be stopping, we can fish while under way. Diving for lobster will be done often to keep a good supply of those tasty little critters on board. You have not had conch until you have had fresh conch and the recipes from the Bahamas. we will have an abundance of fresh Conch a well.
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There is a way for us to be able to have full time e-mail or internet access, but once again it is very expensive. Maybe one day we can afford to do that. This will be an ongoing project and fun for all.
There is a good possibility my friends will join me in their large 50 sailboat. They also have many talents in writing and photography, we expect to make this a joint venture. We will be taking our time and visiting places along the way. We have a lot of ground we will be covering in the next couple years. We hope you will come along for the ride. We may even find a way to have visitors, maybe YOU for a few days? Please stay tuned, and thanks again for visiting.
This site is for you and what you will find below is what you will get on a weekly basis if you sign up to our Monthly subscription that will fund our trip to Sea of Cortez in Mexico between the Baja and mainland Mexico. We will be filming all the way and you will get our updates weekly with description and photos/film. Cruising by any means is normally not cheap. Cruising by sailboat is the least expensive but slowest and also depends on what your needs are and what you are accustomed to and if you can afford to continue that way of life. We are a bit older and sailing now is more then we can handle, but with the spirit of adventure and cruising in my blood whatever it takes to be able to cruise i will do what it takes. I am so tuned into being on the water that being on land now is not fun.
This site always is in motion and developing daily. Stay tuned for much more in the future, thanks for stopping by. Captain Chuck
These photos by Tim & Amber Olmsted
(The boat) I am a 72' Hatteras Motor Yacht. My owner is a 73 year old male, single. Anyway he has done a lot of work to me and I am in very good shape. I have made 1 crossing to the Virgin Islands and Back and 3 crossings to the Bahamas and I am either in Florida or in the Bahamas and headed back to the Virgin Islands. Uh O, I have been sold. . . see the new boat a 41' CHB trawler getting ready to cruise to Alaska. . .
Earlier Feb 2013 As of this writing right now I am in the Abacos. Feb 4th, 2013.
(the owner) I left from Fort Pierce, Florida, (my home base) on Monday and cruised down to Lakeworth FL for the evening (Palm Beach). I was towing a 23' sea ray I had brought along (big mistake). I docked for the evening at the Sailfish Resort Marina. Nice dinner at the restaurant and early to bed. Tues morning I headed directly to Mangrove Cay in the Bahamas. (all the Cay's in the Bahamas are pronounced KEY's by the locals. Most people I know call them Cay like they are printed. Either way I guess will work). A very nice crossing and a very nice evening at anchor at Mangrove Cay. Had a nice dinner and off to sleep early which is a new twist for me as I am usually up until midnight or more. Up at 6:30am Wednesday to watch the awesome sunrise and after, a nice breakfast. Well today I spent the day anchored up here at Mangrove Cay to really get ship shape with a good job of cleaning-up and putting things away. Doing some small repairs and etc. Off to bed early. Up at the crack of dawn Thus, interesting this going to bed early and getting up early I seem to have more energy and getting a lot done during the day. But I seem to be having to run the generator way too much have to figure out why?
(The owner) Ok up early and set sail (so to speak being a power boat) this morning and off to Green Turtle Cay. Very nice and calm weather. I decided not to go to Green Turtle Cay as our friends (in their sailboat) would not have made it until after dark so decided to anchor up in a place called Crab Cay for the evening. There is more then one crab cay in the Bahamas. It was real nice when I pulled in and my friends were anchored near by. I invite them over for a couple Margaritas and some chips and dip. I turned on some nice blues music via iTunes (we both like) and had a good time. They left in their dingy just before dark.
Friday: Oops I got up at 5:30am as I had not reset my clock when I had not used shore power in Palm Beach area and the clock was off. Oh well it does feel good to get up early have coffee and watch the sunrise and take some photo's. Not a nice morning, winds out of the South West at around 17 to 20, kicking up some 1-3' seas. We were going to go in to Spanish Cay to check in with Customs but decided to go to our original plan and went to Green Turtle Cay. ( Have since found out that you are required to check in and the first available Customs office when entering a foreign country) We both anchored out and my friends brought there dingy over and three of us went in to Customs. Now only the Captains are supposed to get off during check-in but pretty casual there I guess. So anyway the three of us left the vessel and went in. We did our thing and paid our $300 fishing license's received our 90 day stay cruising good for a year and just need to renew every 90 days if we are still in the Bahamas that long. Then back to the boats. We motored to another area a more protected anchorage for the SW winds. Ok, now we can legally fish and dive for lobster and conch. We can now legally go to any of the beaches, towns or uninhabited Islands etc. BUT too cold and windy today for diving or fishing.
How good is it, when you hear it is better in the Bahamas it is very true, yes not a great day but better then most places at this time of the year even on a bad day it is a good day. Would I rather be in NY City or Boston here on this Friday Feb 8th while a very big snow storm is taking place there, one of the worst in many years, Uh I don't think so. Yes even with a bit of wind outside I am sitting here in my underwear and that's all, the doors are open and it is 8:30pm, so yep this is where I would rather be, thank you very much.
6:30 pm well a nice shrimp stir fry and a glass of wine and writing this story. For some reason I can't pickup the satellite reception for my TV except in spurts, so not worth trying tonight. I knew that some area's would be difficult. So be it, just as well and I can get some more things done like this continuing story.
Tomorrow Sat we are supposed to head to a place called Marsh Harbor. Now all that you read here can be looked up on the internet or Google Earth so you can be there as well. Just type in the name like "Green Turtle Cay". Well I have some problems on my vessel with having to run the generator sets 24 hours a day so I are going to have to head back to get things fixed. So back to Fort Pierce. I will be heading straight back to Fort Pierce, FL from here tomorrow morning, tonight I will anchor up near the Little Bahama Banks, then head out in the morning.
Sat: Not a nice day, lots of wind but out I go, but I do have to do just a little bit of fishing before I leave this area. Just off the little Bahamas Banks now I drop in a line with a frozen ballyhoo. Almost immediately I get hit, nice size fish. So I crank for a bit then stick the pole in the rod holder to make sure all is well for crossing over the banks. Then back to the pole I did this twice. Pretty good size waves now with nothing to block them, but being a big baot, not bad. But I finally get the nice Mahi Mahi in. They sure are colorful and will make some nice dinners when I get back. Once under way now on auto pilot I cleaned the fish and steaked it up and into freezer except enough for dinner that night. Kind of a bumpy crossing, but the further out the more it is laying down just a bit, not the best but good enough. Ok, not a bad crossing, wind at my port stern, South/West. Ok, back in the marina and in my slip.
Stay tuned for next episode.
May 2013. Ok, I am still in the marina in Fort Pierce and my friends in their sailboat are also here and finally getting ready to do the big trip. Possibly to Sea of Cortez. We want to leave by the end of May for the Bahamas and work our way down to Panama. Stay tuned folks and drop a line. I will have recipes, How-To, many tips and you tell me what you would like to see, thanks.
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