To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

  • Week 27: Crossing To Florida

    This was painful, but necessary.

    1. Stuff broke. We knew something was amiss when Mr. Lehman developed an unusual new smell on Saturday or Sunday. Really. A new smell. We'd learned all of his various noises. And a diesel engine has a characteristic smell. But this smell was new and different …


  • Week 26: Allens Cay and Nassau

    Bahamas!

    Bound for the US of A. We're working our way back to Nassau to get provisions. Then across the Great Bahama Bank as weather permits, then across to the US. Ideally, we'd like to hit Beaufort and save a lot of ICW folderol. But. Maybe we'll hit St. Augustine …


  • Week 25: Great Guana Cay, Cambridge Cay and Shroud Cay

    Bahamas!

    The Black Point Settlement (on Great Guana Cay) is one of the larger and more prosperous communities we've seen. Multiple churches, multiple restaurants. The world-famous Lorraine's. And bread baked by Lorraine's Mom. There's a huge "Laundermat" here, also. The community water is relatively accessible (and consequently cheaper) than other …


  • Red Ranger's Soundscape

    Red Ranger is not quiet. Don't be fooled. While some aspects of sailing are "peaceful", it only appears quiet from a distance. A sailboat, gliding along under a press of canvas, even from very close, makes almost no discernible sound.

    But when you're on board, it's quite different.

    A boat …


  • Week 24: Staniel Cay and Little Farmers Cay

    Bahamas!

    Staniel Cay is a delightful destination. The Staniel Cay Yacht Club boasts a well-run marina, a bar-restaurant, water, diesel, gasoline. Everything. There's the Staniel Cay Divers shop with tanks, equipment, a big boat and guides. The island has an air strip served by Watermakers Air (direct from Ft. Lauderdale …


  • Week 23: Nassau to the Exumas

    Bahamas! Specifically, Nassau and the Exuma Cays.

    The Exumas chain stretches from 23° 20′N to 25°N, separating the Exuma Bank from the Exuma Sound. It's a slash of cartographer tan ink that's barely a mile wide and over 100 miles long, running from SE to NW: on the …


  • Week 22: Chub Cay and Frazer's Hog Cay

    Bahamas! Specifically, the Berry Islands.

    [Final posting, based on having good Wi-Fi access at Starbucks in the City Market in Nassau. The Coconut Tart is good, also.]

    11th. Monday.

    Started at 25°30.293′N 078°13.974′W, Great Bahamas Bank

    The day started with a Miracle. An absolute …


  • Week 21: St. Augustine To Key Biscayne and Beyond

    Big trip South. Followed by big trip East. After almost two months of not moving an inch, we've moved hundreds of miles south, followed by a hundred or so miles east into the Bahamas. Parts of the trip were a piece of cake: the weather along the Florida coast was …


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