Fifty is Nifty

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This is long overdue…. In fact it is almost a year overdue, but that’s the benefit of being quarantined during a pandemic. Last summer, Ahab starting rounding up to 100 as he crested into the big 5-0. We are fortunate to live out in the middle of freaking nowhere, which is also just a short …Read More

Volcanic Vanuatu

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After a beam reach, brisk winded three day passage from Fiji, WIDAGO arrived upon the shores of Tanna, a remote island in the Vanuatu group, a thousand miles east of Australia. In Port Resolution (named after Captain Cook tucked into this anchorage on his fine ship, H.M.S. Resolution, in 1774), we were greeted by local fisherman …Read More

Beautiful Bora

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If you can swing it, definitely put Bora Bora on the “Bucket List”. We had an awesome two weeks on the hook hanging with another Leopard family boat. Beautiful (and sweaty) hikes, Tackle SUP surfing, crystal clear snorkeling. In the land of a gazillion thatch tiki huts over the water, I still think experiencing Bora …Read More

Marlin Fishing Across the Pacific

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*** This a is re-post….for those who missed the first try without the video **** Prior to our Florida departure, Ahab could’ve been called Santiago as he honed his sport fishing skills for nearly a decade. During those long lonely weekends I spent as a boat widow, Ahab was off “working really hard” at these …Read More

Rays & Black Tips in Moorea

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Just north of Tahiti, we found ourselves anchored in Moorea: one of the most beautiful islands we’ve seen yet. The color of water is too hard describe, so we will let the video do the work. The day we filmed this beauty, the visibility was exceptional, and the subject matter very cooperative. This was an …Read More

ARC+ Safety Day

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Prior to departing the Canary Islands, World Cruising Club partnered with the local maritime police to provide an eye opening safety demonstration of a helicopter rescue at sea. The conditions were perfect, calm, almost windless during the demonstration, yet, it was impossible to hear anything, and the wind created by the helicopter was deafening. I …Read More

Turks to St. John

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After waiting out the rougher seas and uncooperative wind direction, WIDAGO left Bob & friends at Southside Marina to complete the rest of our first real off-shore passage, with hopes of getting to Tortola. As the insightful reader will notice, the title of the this entry is “Turks to St. John”, not “Turks to Tortola”. …Read More

Dry Tortugas 2015

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11 Jan 2015 – 15 Jan 2015 Well, we did it. We managed to complete our first “work-up” sail without any major incidents. Last week Guyon’s folks (Susu & Pawpaw) flew down from Virginia to join us on our maiden overnight voyage of WIDAGO. We departed Ocean Reef and sailed the 170 miles to Fort …Read More

Reef Restoration Dive

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Check out this really cool movie the guys made from their dive this week with the Ocean Reef Club and Coral Reef Restoration. William had the unique opportunity to scuba while the rest of us stayed topside snorkeling and dodging jelly fish.  The object of the dive was to fragment coral, plant it in the …Read More

Green Turtle Cay ~ 2013

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During Summer 2013, we had a fantastic final voyage on our stinkpot, Sea Ddawgg, a 33′ Grady White. We bought her when we first moved down to Ocean Reef in 2006,and have spent many a summer adventuring across Great Bahama Bay, exploring the Bahamas. On this particular trip, we were fortunate enough to have our great …Read More