Strongs Winds & A Sail to Tahiti Beach

Our fun in Lynyard Cay continues! Before the strong winds hit us we spend one more day exploring the island by dinghy, heading out to the south side to see if there is any good snorkeling for us. We don’t find that, but what we do find is a landscape that is just a little bit alien to us.
When the strong easterly winds do fill in we make the short walk across the island to check out the waves as they crash in from the Atlantic side. While being in the protection of the island, it’s great to be able to appreciate the ferocity mother nature can throw your way.

When the winds settle down enough for us to travel, we up anchor and make our way north again. Passing by the North Bar Channel, we experience a little bit of swell caused by the days of easterly winds. Elements handled the waves like a champ, and soon we were back to the protection of the island and perfect sailing.

Because so many people have been questioning our traveler set-up, we jump just a little bit ahead to explain how we have our mainsail set up, and Matt shows the pros and cons of what we’re currently working with.

The end of the day, though, brings us to stunning Tahiti Beach and a great spot to spend an afternoon relaxing.

Cheers from the Bahamas!

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Our boat: 1983 Trisalu 37 (custom aluminum, built in Quebec)

Where we’ve been: 2.5 year refit in Indiantown, Florida

Where we’re going in 2018: Bahamas – St. Martin – Azores – 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

 

Music:
00:18 – I Met You in the Summer – Loving Caliber (ES)
01:16 – I’m a Volcano – Martin Hall (ES)
05:25 – We All Fall Down – Chris Coral (ES)
08:28 – Fire at Will – Martin Hall (ES)

Camera equipment used:
– Panasonic Lumix G85 – http://amzn.to/2iv2g4G

Editing software:
Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

 

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