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Just Like a Woman



Cooley’s Landing Marina



26 07.03N: 80 08.96W



Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.



I met a fellow today who told me that Tropical Storm Fay is behaving just like a woman – she just won’t leave us alone.



Then I got an email from a dear friend today who wrote, “The world assumes you made it home safely…..”



I’m… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on August 23, 2008 at 12:22am — 3 Comments

Thinking the Worst Can Be the Best



Bimini

25º43.61'N:079º17.95'W



I’m sitting in the main salon of my boat docked at the Blue Water Marina in Bimini listening to the sound of lapping water, distant music and the thrumming of a boat’s generator one dock over. At least tonight, I’m still awake past nine. Last night I was dead to the world at this hour.



I made my first overnight passage alone and nothing went wrong and I wasn’t scared out of my wits. Partly… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on June 29, 2008 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

Going to Sea



26 21.23N:76 59.15W

Scattered Clouds. High: 86° F. Wind ESE 8 mph.



The time has come to say good-bye to my summer sail through the Abacos. I have been down here at the southern end of the sea of Abaco going into Little Harbor and enjoying beers and the company at Pete’s Pub – and going out and anchoring off of Lynyard Cay and snorkeling and playing fetch with my dog Chip on the long empty sandy beaches. It has been a glorious… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on June 26, 2008 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

By the Book





Hopetown Harbor

26 32.25N:76 57.60W

Scattered Clouds. Low: 80° F. Wind ESE 8 mph.



I’ve been sitting on a mooring in Hopetown Harbor, Elbow Cay for about five days watching all the boats come and go here in this very busy little harbor. There are ferryboats, fishing boats, dive boats, dinghies, charter boats, and cruisers. The harbor is so small and tight with moorings, they don’t allow anchoring. As soon as anyone gets… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on June 20, 2008 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

It's All About Amps, Baby



There are people who have written to me and asked about the snorkeling and diving in the Abacos and they have tried to remind me that the beauty of this part of the world is all under water. They are right. I can’t argue that point. However, that isn’t why I am here.



I have to go to work every day. Okay, sure, I am in paradise if you are a sailor and a diver, but the fact is that I must finish this book. I know people who live in some… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on June 17, 2008 at 9:56pm — 6 Comments

What's in a Name?





Late on the 31st of May, hours before the first day of the 2008 hurricane season, the first tropical storm of the season was named: Arthur. I was at Manjack Cay anchored just off this lovely little island sloop. I had gone over there for the evening to celebrate getting off the Roberts Marine dock and finishing my business with George. When I heard the news about Arthur on Saturday morning, I got to thinking about names.



Why do… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on June 10, 2008 at 7:07pm — 2 Comments

The Glass Half Full



26 45.60N:77 19.47W

Chance of a Thunderstorm. Partly Cloudy. High: 82° F. Wind ESE 12-15 mph.



Most sailors would think I’m talking about the barometer when measuring the glass – or perhaps a measure of rum, but in fact, I am talking about one’s perspective on life, and getting stuck waiting for George, the mystery man at Green Turtle Cay. I could see it as a problem, but in fact, it has been one of the best things that could have… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on May 30, 2008 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

My blog and my dog's blog

The Intrepid Seadog and I are having adventures galore in the Abacos. Check it out at

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/kling/

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/intrepidseadog/


Fair winds!

Added by Christine Kling on May 24, 2008 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Island Time



26 45.60N:77 19.47W

Scattered clouds, chance of thunderstorms. High: 82° F. Wind South 11 mph.



The sweat slips slowly down the small of my back. My hair is damp and stuck to my head. Off in the distance, thunder rumbles, but here on Black Sound at Green Turtle Cay, not a whisper of wind ruffles the water. I’ve got my computer set up in the cockpit so I can work trying to catch whatever wisps of wind come my way. I’m on the… Continue

Added by Christine Kling on May 24, 2008 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

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