Monday, April 6, 2015

Malaika Has A New Home....

So...I've written many times about how all things in cruising life are "etched in jello"... One of those examples has come to life again. We literally stumbled upon this super awesome Marina/yacht club in the 26th hour of our crossing from the Bahamas. If your just passing thru the fee is $1.35/ft. BY FAR...the cheapest place around here. The big bonus is that it's such a nice place! Everyone is soooo nice. We had a wonderful Easter brunch at the clubhouse. This is a private yacht club & for a yearly fee (that is extremely affordable) we can be part of a great boating community. They are super dog friendly & it seems that everyone knows everyone. We've already had people offer to look after Malaika when we are away in Phoenix. While we LOVE St. Augustine, making our home base in Cape Canaveral saves us tons of traveling time.

The yacht club....



Me & Jib heading home....notice the Disney Cruise Ship in our back yard...


We picked up our rental car today...yay!! Once again we are participating in the "drive out of Florida" program. We get the car for 21 days, unlimited mileage, for $9.99/day. Awesome. All we have to do is drive it out of Florida. No we come!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We'll be home soon!

Love, Michelle, Scott & Jib



Sunday, April 5, 2015

I Used To Do A Blog......

Hey everybody! It's been awhile. About 2 months since I've done a blog. At first I was suffering from writer's block. Then, some personal things came up & the blog just didn't seem important. All is well now & I miss my blog! we go.

So much has happened since my last blog on Valentine's Day. We stayed in Georgetown, Bahamas for about 6 weeks. It's so fun there...especially during the Regatta. Once again, Scott was "invited" to participate in the volleyball tournament. Volleyball is SERIOUS business in Georgetown so it's a huge compliment to be invited.

Scott's newest (I should say..."on-going") hobby is free diving/hunting. Scott & his dive buddies definetely improved their skills this year. Free diving 30-40 feet is now the norm but they dive deeper than that...on one breath. It's pretty impressive.

We left the Bahamas Thursday morning. We arrived in Cape Canaveral, Florida friday morning at 10:30. The crossing was AWFUL!!! Very nice on the banks of the Bahamas but once we entered the Gulf Stream things got ROLLEY!!! Our boat has never rolled side to side so dramatically. Our rails hit the water twice. SCAREY! Poor Jib...he was a complete wreck. I was sort of a wreck. Somewhere in the middle of the night Scott discovered that Jib calmed WAY down if we laid next to him on the cockpit floor & covered up his eyes with a blanket.

Another new hobby...."Durfing" riding a surf board while being pulled behind the dinghy..


There are so many stories & pictures to share. I'm back.....the blog is reborn! Stay tuned!!!

Happy Easter everyone!


Michelle, Scott & Jib