We leave Eluthera with only 950 miles separating us from St. Maarten. It’s Element’s first offshore passage since her refit, and ours since we returned to Florida 3 years ago to lay eyes on her for the first time.
We start the journey with a strong breeze and full winds in our sails, covering lots of miles as we leave the Bahamas in the rear view mirror. But a few hours out in standing waves, and we realized that neither of us quite have our sea legs back yet. And Georgie realizes she can’t go 5 seconds without being close enough to touch us.
But it feels good to be on our way, and we give Elements the chance to show us what she’s made of out on the open water.
Cheers from the Atlantic Ocean!
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00:16 – I Met You in the Summer – Loving Caliber (ES)
03:12 – Foggy Beach – Tatono
10:22 – Go Undercover – Martin Hall (ES)
16:47 – Italian Rain – Andrew Applepie
Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix G85 – http://amzn.to/2iv2g4G
– Shure VP83F shotgun microphone – https://amzn.to/2rsIHLL
– Sony HDRCX675 – https://amzn.to/2FTMZRm
– Rode VideoMicro microphone – https://amzn.to/2rsemOk
– SJ CAM SJ6 Action Cam – https://amzn.to/2wnzGZZ
Our boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)
Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida; Abacos, Bahamas; St. Barth’s; St. Maarten; Antigua; Saba; Azores
Where we’re going in 2018: Ireland – UK
Our Previous Boat: 1989 Sabre 34 Targa (Serendipity)
Where We Sailed Her: U.S. – Bahamas – Jamaica – Cuba – Cayman Islands – Honduras – Guatemala – Belize – Mexico – Bermuda – Azores – Madeira – Canary Islands – Sint Maarten – BVI’s – USVI’s
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