Exploring The Bahamas Islands with the sailing vessel Summer Wind.
The first big leap in the journey to the Bahamas is crossing the Gulf Stream, an ”ocean river” flowing northward at two knots or more with the greatest speeds in the center of the Stream. It is a passage not to be taken lightly by either novices or old salts. When planning the crossing the crew on Summer Wind had a number of factores to consider; wind speed, wind direction and sea state as dictated by current weather system, the optimum crossing angles, preferred departure and arrival point, the speed of the vessel, the choice of a day and night voyage. We decide to departure from Port Carnaveral in Florida and after 19 houers crossing, Summer Wind arrived the West End, Old Town on Grand Bahamas Island.
Next stop, the Abacos is a jewels of islands and cays spread across 120 miles in the northwest of th Islands of the Bahamas. Summer Wind visited the privat island Spanich Cay. We went for a hike along the beautiful island and meet two nice couples from Vermont and Minnesota and invited them over at our boat Summer Wind. They had a lot of experience sailing in the Bahamas and they let us know about many nice places to visit. We `re grateful for the expertice of our freinds who are willing to make our adventourous even better by sharing their knowledge about the beautiful Bahamas Islands.
Still getting to know the sailing vessel Summer Wind. As we explore different parts of the vessel, learn the systems and trial different ways to getting things done.
It actually feels homely!