Archive for January 2017

Sunken Plane Wreck

We snorkeled the sunken drug-running plane at the south end of Norman’s Cay. It’s in shallow water and just disappears at high tide. I’m not sure when it crashed, but the part that is continually submerged is remarkably intact. It’s a pretty cool experience. Our plans changed (as we chewed up much of the day…

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Highbourne & Norman’s Cay

The high winds died down and it was time to leave the safety of Lyford Cay Marina. We departed in bright sunshine, headed around the west end of New Providence and turned SE past Conch Spit to Highbourne Cay, at the top end of the Exuma chain. Most of the 9-hour crossing was spent in…

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The Kindness of Strangers

We met lots of “Yachties” (people who work as crew on mega-yachts) at Lyford Cay Marina. It was very interesting to have an opportunity to talk with them. They are from all over the world: France, England, South Africa, US, Venezuela, etc. Captain Ted from the mega-yacht next to us spent time going over exactly…

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Panache

Below you will find a short video and some photos of Panache. More to come at a later date!

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Rain in Lyford Cay

Panache got a good shower as a storm rolled through with high winds and lots of rain. We were well secured and had no issues. Just a quiet day inside filled with boat chores and things to fix (are you noticing a reoccurring theme here?). See a video below of the rain.

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Berry Islands to Lyford Cay

We left Port Lucaya, Tuesday, January 17th, at 6:50 a.m. and arrived about 11 hours later at 5:30 p.m. at Great Stirrup Cay in the Berry Islands. The seas were only about 3ft, but the waves were confused with rollers from the east. It was a 59-mile crossing. We had the main up and motor-sailed…

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Grand Bahama

Nichole and Greg Holmes met Price, Richard and me at West End, Grand Bahama. We cleared into the country and then all went for dinner at the marina. G&N were kind enough to invite Richard to stay at their house in Freeport for the night and take him to the airport in the morning. The…

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And We’re Off

We have finally left Ft. Lauderdale after 2 ½ months. Everything has taken much longer than anticipated. It has been a long process and the boat was in a constant state of disarray. We are happy this stage is complete. We left in the dark at 5:30 a.m. January 12th and arrived at West End,…

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Ft. Lauderdale

We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale on November 1st. There were a number things that we wanted to have done on Panache to get her ready for a 5-year circumnavigation. The work was scheduled to take about 6 weeks. Our plan was to then spend a week with Richard Widmann, a very experienced, professional skipper, to…

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Bon Voyage!

Hi! Lindsay here. I am the daughter of Price and Gail and I have the honour, and privilege, of being one of the first guests on board Panache! Mom and Dad have spent countless hours over the last couple months prepping the boat in Florida for this grand adventure. There are still many items on…

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