It has officially been 200 days since we left Moby Dick Marina in New Bedford Massachusetts and started our journey aboard Roxy Dog. We left on a cold, chilly Monday in late November and sailed offshore for 10 days (with a few stops for fuel). The journey south brought with it days of light winds, a few big squalls and some auto pilot issues, but we finally reached Florida the first week of December. We spent about a week in FL provisioning for our time in the Bahamas and waiting for a good weather window to cross the gulf stream. We ended up finding the best day/night on December 14th when we crossed from Fort Pierce FL to Lucaya Grand Bahama. We then spent the next 123 days cruising the Bahamas. We went from Grand Bahama to the Berry Islands, up to the Abacos, down to Eluthera and finally to The Exumas, with a brief stop in Nassau for a new dinghy. We met up with family at the Emerald Bay Marina in early February and had a great time, it was nice to have a taste of home! We ended up spending about 6 weeks in Georgetown, Exuma where we met many other fellow cruisers and participated in the cruisers regatta, what fun that was! We finally said goodbye to the Bahamas on April 17 and headed to the Dominican Republic. It is here in the DR in the coastal town of Luperon where we have spent the last 57 days and where we will continue to float until hurricane season has passed near the end of October.
We have had our share of bumpy seas, bad weather and times of disagreement, but we are settling into the new and very different live aboard life style. Thank you to everyone who has supported us as we transitioned to this lifestyle. We hope that you will continue to follow us on our journey! Check out the album I just created to get a glimpse of our first 100+ days on S/V Roxy Dog! Happy Day All!