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Pigs Bite


Friday the 13th: Rules for visiting swimming pigs Rule 1: Take food. Lots of food, whatever scraps, and leftovers you have. These freckled pigs are hand-fed by lots of boaters and they’re greedy. As soon as they hear a dinghy … Continue reading

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Anchoring out on the Grand Bahama Bank


Jan. 27, 2014: This post will mean more to those who have read the first chapter of Night Watch. I posted a draft of it on this blog some time ago. Hopefully, I can find it in the archives and … Continue reading

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The End of Everywhere


Jan. 10, 2014. My sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Jill! The last blog I wrote we were still in the Abacos. Most of the problem has been poor internet connections. Now we are in the southern Exumas, at Farmers Cay, our … Continue reading

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A Sailor’s Christmas


Dec. 12, 2013: Sailors have Christmas stories and they don’t include sweet, tee-totaling Aunt Louise getting hammered on the egg-nog and telling everyone in the family really how she really felt about them, with words no one knew she even … Continue reading

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History of Normans Cay


Sept. 1: The following is a chapter from Night Watch, our second suspense novel, set in the Bahamas. The history of drug trafficking through Normans Cay plays a pivotal role in the book. The research for this chapter came from several … Continue reading

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Under the Banyan tree


March 16:   A short post. Sable is in Melbourne Harbor Marina. We didn’t quite make the last two days. Very unusual weather coming to Florida. Very high seas-15-18  feet with swells up to 8 feet and winds 20 + … Continue reading

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A pig steals our gasoline!


Feb. 20: First let me set the scene. We’ve found our place in the sun. Staniel Cay, Exumas. The water is every shade of blue and green. The docks at the Yacht Club and the anchorage are filled with boats, … Continue reading

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Return to Norman’s Cay


Feb. 13. One of our goals for this trip was to get to Normans Cay. The days of drug lords Carlos Lehder and George Jung are long gone, but since this cay plays a significant role in our novel, Night Watch, … Continue reading

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And On We Go.


Feb. 5: Still catching up on our trip to Nassau then I can tell you why we ended up flying back to N.C. Eleuthera was next on our route. Specifically Spanish Wells which really isn’t on Eleuthera at all, but on St. … Continue reading

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Circus in Bimini


Dec. 26: I’m way behind in blogging. We arrived in Bimini after a moderately fair crossing from Miami. As is often the case, the forecast sounded better than it was. I’m not sure I like having working wind gauges. I now … Continue reading

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