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Our Plan

UPDATE:

The last seven months have been full of adventure and fun! We’ve traveled all around Florida and up the east coast as far north as Ocracoke, NC. Now we wait for hurricane season to end and work our way back down the east coast. We will haul out in Savannah to get some work done and head home for a few weeks.

Originally we planned to leave from South Carolina and head into the Caribbean. Now we are planning to spend this winter in the Bahamas instead. Couple things made us change our direction:

  • budget – our original budget may not stretch as far as we had originally intended (okay – it won’t stretch that far)
  • vastness – there are so many places to explore in ‘one’ area. We can spend a whole season there and still not see everything
  • time– we originally thought we would catch the Bahamas on the way home, but now don’t want to rush through them. We want to really take our time and see as much as we can see.

We may still dip into the Caribbean a bit to see some of the northern most islands, but we are really looking forward to exploring the Bahamas and taking our time doing so.

 

Original Plan

We plan to set sail February 29, 2012. Currently the boat is docked at Gallatin Marina on Old Hickory Lake (TN). We’ll head down the Tombigbee Waterway bringing us out in Mobile Bay.

From there, go down the coast of Florida to the keys then up and around the east coast of Florida placing us north of the hurricane line for the 2012 hurricane season. We plan on traveling up the east coat (to ???) then heading back down to the Caribbean. From there – who knows! There are so many places we’d like to go!!

Currently I’m reading (to catch up with Nick) A Thinking Man’s Guide to Voyages South: The Many Facets of Caribbean Cruising by Frank Virgintino which gives many good insights and is helping chart a plan.

Stay Tuned!

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. HUZZAH!!

    September 30, 2011
  2. Bob OShea #

    YES! Have a great trip. If you need anything let me know. If I can’t find it, I know someone that will.

    January 29, 2012
  3. jeff murray #

    if you head up to ma. look us up..i wish you the best and we are glad we where part of the big picture.Take care of nightmusic and the new lettering looks great.
    Jeff and Sally Murray
    former owners of night music

    January 30, 2012
  4. jeff murray #

    The boat looks great

    January 30, 2012
    • Thanks Jeff, she’s a great boat. We’re excited to continue what you started. Glad to see you’re still checking in on us:)

      January 30, 2012
  5. connie vandiver #

    Hi, just checking in to see if you guys made it out of the marina today with the weather the way it was. I thought about you all day hoping you wanted until tomorrow (THURSDAY) to leave.
    Guess it’s the Mother in me…..worry, worry. Connie

    February 29, 2012
    • Hi Connie! We did leave on Wednesday, but 2 hrs after we had planned to let the weather calm a bit. We had no worries and a beautiful night. We anchored at skinny dip. I’ll post some more about our trip thus far.

      March 4, 2012
  6. Pat #

    You know if you look smack dab in the middle of that second map you see a big island called Hispaniola, which is where your good friends are expecting you to stop by for a visit. (north coast of the D.R. near Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete). Have an incredible journey, not just on the water, but in your faith. I’m sure this journey will reveal a LOT about His glory.

    March 1, 2012
    • So true Pat! We’ll have to figure out how to make that happen. Our journey has already revealed a lot and can not wait to see what more is in store!! Hope all is well with you guys too!! So excited about your adventure in DR!

      March 4, 2012
  7. Betsy Sharley #

    Hi Stacy and Nick,

    So happy for you guys. I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. Enjoyed your blog and the progress you are making. Pray that all of your journey is joyful and safe. I’ll be watching and reading.

    Best of Luck,

    Betsy Sharley

    March 12, 2012

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