Adventures of the SV Floridian

Paul + Lynn + Pooch

Post Sailing — Road Trip across the USA with my Sister!

Post Sailing — Road Trip across the USA with my Sister!

I know it has been awhile since Lynn and I’s last post but here we go! After a few months back on land I have been staying in Juno Beach, FL at my mom’s townhouse. I did a little traveling to Turks and Caicos to help a friend with some work, the Florida Keys to…

The Great Harbour Cay Era

The Great Harbour Cay Era

Our last post of this unforgettable journey. Here is Paul’s story of rebuilding the engine followed by Lynn’s marina memories down below. Captain Paul So here we are in Great Harbour Cay Marina with a broken engine. After Chris and Kelly left I was finally able to make phone contact with, Victor the mechanic, and…

The Mitchems Take Great Harbour Cay!

The Mitchems Take Great Harbour Cay!

Our great friends, Chris and Kelly Mitchem sign on to join us for our last week in the Bahamas. They book a one way flight to Great Harbour Cay and plan to return to the states with us by boat. However, the Floridian had a plan of her own. For weeks the weather was clear…

Birthday Celebrations at Bonds Cay

Birthday Celebrations at Bonds Cay

After a 10 day trip back to the states to be with my family, I arrived back in Nassau Thursday evening to my man, my pooch and a fresh cracked conch and cheese grit dinner. Welcome back to Paradise, right?! I return to the Floridian with a heavy heart. A weight I didn’t know even…

Eric (Sonny Son) Visits, and Long Island to Nassau Journey

Eric (Sonny Son) Visits, and Long Island to Nassau Journey

Eric arrived late into Long Island on Saturday, May 16th.   He flew into Deadmans Cay airport, and I was waiting for him at “Sou’ Side Bar and Grill” in the town of Salt Pond.   I was super stoked he was coming since we had such a good trip last year spearing lots of big…

Exploring Long Island (the other one)

Exploring Long Island (the other one)

Palm Tree Pete got home in time for Katie’s first Mother’s Day. We continue to randomly yell out “Golddsss”. Katie, we missed having you here. We take off from Georgetown the next day. Destination: Long Island. After 28 miles and another engine stall/fuel filter change, we anchor in Bains, Long Island. We anchor just off…

Welcome to Sandals (By Guest Editor Peter Hoffheinz)

Welcome to Sandals (By Guest Editor Peter Hoffheinz)

(So my Cousin Pete came to visit us while we arrived in Georgetown.  We had an awesome 3 days and here is his blog….) As a paranoid traveler it was calming to see my cousin wandering the streets of George Town with a Kalik Gold in his hand and an extra one for me. I…

“What are you going to do for ‘the big blow’?”

“What are you going to do for ‘the big blow’?”

After we dropped off our friends in Blackpoint, Paul and I planned on anchoring there for a night to do laundry and get some groceries and water but the wind had picked up, so we turned right back around and returned to our anchorage from the night before near Staniel Cay. This has to have…

Rabbits and Piglets and Fish, Oh My!

Rabbits and Piglets and Fish, Oh My!

Ok so the best thing ever happened to me in Staniel Cay… The Friday after we arrived (now anchored just north at Thomas Cay) I was told that Juan was coming back to the Bahamas piloting someone in. He did another low lying flyby passed the Floridian which is so exhilarating on its own but…

GoodBye Eluethera Hello Staniel Cay

GoodBye Eluethera Hello Staniel Cay

Lynn and I had a few nights in Rock Sound waiting out strong Southerly winds before we made the jump to either Cat Island or Staniel Cay Exumas. We were still undecided until the day before we left. We had a nice Dinner with Lynn’s newly made Bahamian friend, Holly. She has a nice handmade…