Sunday, March 18, 2018

Quick update from the Bahamas



We're finally here! And it's just as lovely as I remembered. Our Internet is super slow, though, so reading and writing blogs will be very intermittent. If you don't hear from me on your own site, I apologize in advance. I'm going to try to keep reading as much as possible, if and when pages will load. Getting a comment to go through will be an extra credit assignment!


Here's a quick look at my works in progress. Lots of cutting and sorting on some scrappy projects. I might bring my old Kenmore up to the back deck so I can sew with a view of that turquoise water...

Today we will leave Bimini and head to the Berry Islands. We'll stop halfway there to anchor for the night on the Bahama banks in about 20 feet of water depth. We'll be about 30-40 miles from the nearest dry land, something possible in very few places on Earth. By Monday afternoon we should be anchored in the Berries where we'll sit for a few days and let some windy weather pass us by. Hopefully we'll have a bit of connectivity there, but wind protection is more important and will drive our choice of anchorage. 

If you're curious about the position and status of the boat while we travel internationally, you can always check this Twitter link. We will use our satellite phone to post short updates there so our families don't worry about us.

12 comments:

Paige said...

Thanks for the update, love seeing where you are!

Fiona said...

oh I definitely think sewing up on deck is called for there.....
Hugz

KaHolly said...

Stay safe! Have fun!

JanineMarie said...

Oh, that turquoise water. Sewing outside will be heavenly.

piecefulwendy said...

I'm going to bring my little Janome Jem Platinum to my friend's house so I can sew looking over the snow-covered golf course. Somehow, that loses a bit of appeal compared to looking over turquoise water!!! Enjoy, Louise!

Vicki in MN said...

So glad to know you arrived there safely. Oh definitely worth hauling the machine and project to the deck!!

Needled Mom said...

Love that water color!! Enjoy it for all of us.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Sewing on deck creates all kinds of wonder in my mind. Enjoy. Safe travels.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a treat to be sewing in such a beautiful spot. I well remember the colour of the ocean when we left Miami all those years ago, nothing better for the soul (at least for me) than looking over a ship rail at the ocean! Safe travels.

Anonymous said...

Oh s beautiful! Enjoy. Claudis

Sandy Panagos said...

It's so fun to follow your travels. I can't imaging sewing on the deck with the beautiful water around me. Sigh......

Kate said...

What a great view from your sewing machine! Safe travels.