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Old 03-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Beach House Is IN The Berry Islands

We finally got out of Bimini. These weather delays are driving us crazy. We will never get through the Bahamas at this rate.

The Trawler Beach House: Crossing The Great Bahama Bank In A Trawler

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Nice write up, I just read your Cuba trip, I enjoyed that also.

Keep up the good work on the blog, or what ever ya call it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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Many thanks and we will do. Chuck
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Dear Captain Chuck -
You are on a boat. In the Bahamas. It is not hurricane season. And you are making that sound like a bad thing that you are in a hurry to do. There are 7 BILLION people on planet Earth who would trade places with you at this very moment.

Just perspective as I listen to the rain out my window in Raleigh NC.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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Ben, Quite the contrary. We sooooo much want to get out and enjoy the Bahamas. But being forced to sit in one spot for weeks because of weather is just not our style. We should be sitting down in Georgetown or hanging out in Eleuthera instead of JUST leaving Bimini. But your right, it's a matter of perspective. Chuck
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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Chuck,
I know you must be restless, since I've follow your blog too, you've rebuilt your whole boat. Not much to do but polish the stainless while you wait, eh?


Best of luck. Very envious.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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Beach House crew: Great to hear you're away from the Bimini blues. We're following the blog closely and looking forward to hearing more about those conch fritters and Rum libations.
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Hi Chuck! Glad you finally were able to move. Any chance you'll go down the Berrys to Little Harbor? I have fond memories of going there with my father about fifty years ago. I'd be interested in your impressions of it now.
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Love the latest boat modifications. Must have made the crossing much shorter! (I see HH's work here!)

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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Thanks guys. We will try and cover as much as we can but weather dictates we be secure by tomorrow afternoon so we will hunker down in Nassau for a couple of days, then try to move south. What we miss now we'll try and revisit on the trip north. Forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday is westerlies 15 to 20 and maybe stronger. Chuck
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So what comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb? Haven't we all heard of the March winds? Situation normal for this time of year. I did not see any mention that the temperatures are low 80's while you are forced to wait out weather on a small semi tropical isle.....
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I still have 2 feet of ice on the lake and minus 13c at night, please stop complaining.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:37 AM   #13
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It just doesn't want to change. We left the Berry's yesterday and had a great crossing in flat seas to Nassau. Now we're gonna be stuck here for 4 days waiting weather. I just don't know if I can take it! Chuck
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It just doesn't want to change. We left the Berry's yesterday and had a great crossing in flat seas to Nassau. Now we're gonna be stuck here for 4 days waiting weather. I just don't know if I can take it! Chuck
Please gratuitous amounts of pictures...

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It just doesn't want to change. We left the Berry's yesterday and had a great crossing in flat seas to Nassau. Now we're gonna be stuck here for 4 days waiting weather. I just don't know if I can take it! Chuck
As Mom used to say, "We all have our cross to bear." I never thought of it as a nautical crossing, but it works!!
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Conch fritters!!!

Enjoying reading of your adventures... hope to follow in your wake someday...
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Please gratuitous amounts of pictures...

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Pictures may help some of us to feel your pain, more snow here today, don't think I'll share that.
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I would love to do some blog postings with photos, but the internet connections are so bad here in Nassau that I haven't been able to log in to our blog for a couple of days. This is the first time I have been able to get on the forum all day. Chuck
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I would love to do some blog postings with photos, but the internet connections are so bad here in Nassau that I haven't been able to log in to our blog for a couple of days. This is the first time I have been able to get on the forum all day. Chuck
But, but you have that range extending Internet antenna... And still bad, eh? Wow. I plan to install similar soon. I got equipment and get about 20 signals on the Neuse River NC, just holding the antenna in my hand.

Slow bit rates I can imagine.
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I would love to do some blog postings with photos, but the internet connections are so bad here in Nassau that I haven't been able to log in to our blog for a couple of days. This is the first time I have been able to get on the forum all day. Chuck
You mentioned Georgetown - how far south are you planning? Photos on Google Maps are pretty spectacular.
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