That’s the Maine Thing.

SHIT! SHIP!! SHIP!!!! Jeff drops, no, slings, the chart aside as he grabs the wheel and slams it to port (left). Directly off our starbird (right) side is what at first appears to be a mega yacht cruising full speed ahead toward our beam. On a second, less hysterical look, … Continue reading

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Fun on Block Island, RI

When Jeff and I decided to sail Kismet to New England this Summer, the only reason Rhode Island was even on our radar was because I could then mark it off as one of the remaining 3 or 4 states I have yet to visit. Other than that, no plans … Continue reading

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Spoil Yourself at Highbourne Cay, Exumas

“Sputt…Sputt….” Nothing. Silence. No engine running. Just the sound of waves and current. “Shit! Jesus, take the wheel” (A joke we use, referring to a Carrie Underwood song, when someone else needs to steer the boat) We are heading into the cut to take us to Highbourne Cay, a beautiful marina/resort … Continue reading

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It’s Happening in Black Point, Exumas

Who would expect a laundromat  to be a highlight of a sailing destination? Ida’s Rockside Laundry is, indeed, a landmark not to be missed. Blackpoint is a small settlement in the Central Exumas, Bahamas. It is “famous” among cruisers for several things: Lorraine’s Cafe, which serves typical Bahamian cuisine and hosts … Continue reading

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Blow Me!

Ty's. The sunsets are free.

“Blow it!” He demands in drunken enthusiasm. I shake my head, faking a polite smile, but this merely encourages him. Spewing thick smoke from his soggy, hand-rolled cigarette, he demonstrates, again, how he likes his conch blown. We are at Little Farmers Cay, a tiny settlement in the Exuma Chain … Continue reading

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Sharing Spaces

  Jeff and I just hosted our first company aboard Kismet. After seven days sharing approximately 200 sq. ft. (that’s less than 50 sq. ft. p/p, if you count the 2 boat dogs), I am happy to say that it was a successful endeavor. Sharon, an old friend from our early Atlanta … Continue reading

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