Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Day in the Life

Here is a typical day on S/V Audax in the Bahamas:

6:00am: Wake up at Island A

6:30am - 7:00am: Fire up SSB (Single Side Band radio) to listen to Chris Parker's Bahamas weather forecast while eating breakfast

7:00am - 7:30am: Get NOAA weather faxes from SSB to laptop

8:00am - 9:00am: Weigh anchor and set sail for Island B

9:00am - 1:00pm: Enjoy sunny breezy sail to Island B in 15-25 feet of crystal clear light-turquoise colored water

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Arrive at island B, drop the anchor, and have lunch

2:00pm - 5:00pm: Dingy ashore and explore island. Usually some remote, desolate beautiful island with a gorgeous white sand beach and nobody else around. Great for swimming, tanning, meditating etc.

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Cocktail Hour aboard S/V Audax. Drinks and crackers and cheese in the cockpit. Watch sun set.

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Cook dinner, eat dinner

7:00pm - 8:00pm: After dinner activities. These typically include reading, downloading/editing the day's digital photos, plotting GPS courses, reviewing cruising guides/charts, or watching movies on laptop

8:00pm - 10:00pm: Bed time, Possibly more reading in bed

* Bad weather forces you to stay put.
* A "city" is reached with a grocery store, fueling station, showers, WiFi etc
* A fun, social place is found where we decide we'd like to hang out for a while
* Female intrusion

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