Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We're in Nassau!

Chris here... I thought I'd put up a quick post. Kristen's parents are here, so we're going out in a few minutes. Anyway, we made it to Nassau. The passage was WONDERFUL - wind was around 10-12kts and at 35 degrees apparent (for those who don't know what this means, it means it was from the right direction) and the waves were 2 feet or under. It took us about 22 hours to make it here, and we kept a speed of about 5-6kts, under sail, almost the whole way. Last night from around 11pm until about 4am this morning we had to motor with the wind right on our nose, but we could sail the rest of the way, and it was beautiful, gentle, decently fast sailing. We actually had to slow down this morning so we wouldn't be here too early! We took lots of pictures, some video and have a few stories to tell, but they will have to wait for the next couple of days. We'll work on getting them up as fast as possible, but just know that we're safe, sound and happy.


Melissa said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful sail. I followed you guys through most of the night. So I guess this mean I don't have to make a trip out there to deliver the spare parts. ;>( Have a great time in Naussa

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great passage. It was fun to watch (spot). Have fun!

Joe McCary said...

I followed your journey via the SPOT. I was worried as the SPOT stopped reporting for almsot an hour as you approached the lights at the deep end of the Northwest Channel. But was releived to see you emerge out the "other side" 45 minutes later. This was about 9:46pm to 10:26pm. Glad to see you made it safe this morning!