The voyages of "Inspiration" & "Desperation"

a trip by Sailing Inspiration
From: March 28th 2013
Until: ongoing

Buy a Boat. Fix it up. Sail South.
Mothership = "Inspiration" Dinghy = "Desperation" Kayak = "Screwed"

Follow our life aboard "Inspiration" as we sail through the Caribbean. Inspiration is a 1982 C&C 38 Landfall. We bought the boat in Deltaville, Virginia in 2011 as a fixer-upper. In 2013 we began our journey, sailing down the ICW to Florida, and then across the gulf to the Bahamas. Since then, we've continued south through the Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, VI's, Leewards and Windward Islands.
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Trip Length: 7 years
Blog Entries: 161
Photos: 4350
Words: 53880

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
April 8th 2013 We're in Deltaville! North America » United States » Virginia » Deltaville
May 1st 2013 Engine is back in! Now we've got to boogie! North America » United States » Virginia » Deltaville
June 20th 2013 Summer Solstice North America » United States » Virginia » Deltaville
July 30th 2013 Aug. - October 2013: back in Toronto for Summer! North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
October 14th 2013 T.O. to Annapolis to Deltaville! North America » United States » Maryland » Annapolis
November 2nd 2013 Departure day: Deltaville to Norfolk, VA North America » United States » Virginia » Deltaville
November 3rd 2013 South Mills, NC - Anchored North America » United States » North Carolina
November 4th 2013 Elizabeth City for two nights North America » United States » North Carolina » Elizabeth City
November 6th 2013 Anchored in the Alligator River for one night North America » United States » North Carolina
November 7th 2013 We're in Oriental! North America » United States » North Carolina
November 8th 2013 Beaufort, NC Town Dock North America » United States » North Carolina » Beaufort
November 9th 2013 Boys on board. Liza up in Jacksonville, SC North America » United States » North Carolina
November 10th 2013 Driving to meet the boat! North America » United States » North Carolina
November 11th 2013 Boys on board. Liza in Myrtle Beach North America » United States » North Carolina
November 12th 2013 Meeting up with the boat (#2) North America » United States » South Carolina » Georgetown
November 16th 2013 Inspiration is in FLORIDA! Stayed here for a week North America » United States » Florida » Fernandina Beach
November 22nd 2013 Stayed in Saint Augustine for 10 days North America » United States » Florida
December 2nd 2013 Anchored for one night North America » United States » Florida » Daytona Beach
December 3rd 2013 Shuttles and rockets and launches, oh my! North America » United States » Florida » Titusville
December 4th 2013 Anchored for one night North America » United States » Florida » Melbourne
December 5th 2013 Staying at the Vero Beach Marina for four days North America » United States » Florida » Vero Beach
December 8th 2013 Watching football! North America » United States » Florida » Jensen Beach
December 9th 2013 One night anchored in North Palm Beach North America » United States » Florida » North Palm Beach
December 10th 2013 Anchored - North end of Lake Worth North America » United States » Florida » North Palm Beach
December 10th 2013 Anchored in Lettuce Lake North America » United States » Florida » Pompano Beach
December 11th 2013 Made it to The Grove! North America » United States » Florida
December 12th 2013 Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove, FL North America » United States » Florida
December 20th 2013 Enjoying the Grove North America » United States » Florida
December 21st 2013 Winter Solstice / Xmas in The Grove North America » United States » Florida » Miami
January 7th 2014 Road trip to Key West! North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West
January 27th 2014 We made it across the Gulf Stream! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 1st 2014 The local RBC branch Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 3rd 2014 Enjoying Bimini! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 3rd 2014 Good Eats! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 3rd 2014 Dolphin House Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 4th 2014 Walking around Bimini - Got the photoblog going! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 5th 2014 Today's departure will happen...tomorrow! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 6th 2014 The Bahama Bank - Water, not money. Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 7th 2014 We're in the Berries! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 9th 2014 Sailing past Little and Great Stirrup Cays Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 10th 2014 Relaxing at Alder Cay Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 11th 2014 Arrived and now waiting out weather. Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 13th 2014 All is NOT perfect in paradise. Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 14th 2014 New Day, New Weather! Yay! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 16th 2014 Iguanas!!!! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 17th 2014 Being turned into a fancy resort Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 18th 2014 Money CAN buy you land in paradise! -but not water Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 19th 2014 A little slice of heaven! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 23rd 2014 Pig Beach!! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
February 25th 2014 Known for Laundry and Free Water! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
March 1st 2014 Loss of a dear friend Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
March 4th 2014 Georgetown / Stocking Island, Great Exuma Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Exuma » Georgetown
April 9th 2014 YYZ to NAS to Staniel Cay to Cambridge Cay! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
April 12th 2014 Home Sweet Home on a mooring ball at Cambridge Cay Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
April 19th 2014 More Cambridge Pics... Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
April 21st 2014 Easter at Wardrick Wells Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
April 28th 2014 Starting to move south again Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
May 2nd 2014 Back at Black Point Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
May 15th 2014 Last few days - Exploring Black Point Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
May 19th 2014 Oven Rock / Little Farmer's Cay Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
May 29th 2014 Georgetown, Stocking Island Take Two! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Exuma » Georgetown
June 7th 2014 Birthday Celebrations Bahamian Style! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Exuma » Georgetown
June 7th 2014 Around GGT Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Exuma
June 10th 2014 Long Island Car Tour Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
June 13th 2014 We are officially in the "Tropics"!!! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
June 20th 2014 Five days in GGT Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Exuma
July 1st 2014 Cat Island Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 4th 2014 Rock Sound, Eleuthera Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 10th 2014 Bahamian Independence Day! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 12th 2014 Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 17th 2014 Hatchett Bay / Alice Town, Eleuthera Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » North Eleuthera
July 23rd 2014 Dunmore Town on Harbour Island Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
July 25th 2014 Through Current Cut to Egg Island, Eleuthera Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 26th 2014 Hello Abaco! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 28th 2014 Tilloo Cay / Tahiti Beach - Abaco Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
July 30th 2014 Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 2nd 2014 Ferry day-trip to Marsh Harbour Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 8th 2014 Great Guana Cay Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 11th 2014 Green Turtle Cay Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
August 14th 2014 Crab Cay Anchorage Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 15th 2014 Duck into Foxtown Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 16th 2014 Great Sale Cay, Little Bahama Bank Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 17th 2014 Mangrove Cay, Little Bahama Bank Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
August 19th 2014 21 Hour crossing to Florida North America » United States » Florida
August 27th 2014 Vero Beach (because we like it)!! North America » United States » Florida » Vero Beach
October 1st 2014 Stuart to Indiantown via OWW North America » United States » Florida
October 7th 2014 Helloooo TORONTO!! North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
October 30th 2014 Enjoying our time at Indiantown Marina & Boaty North America » United States » Florida
December 1st 2014 Stuart for two days AS PLANNED!! North America » United States » Florida » Stuart
December 3rd 2014 Lake Worth & Pelican Lake Anchorages North America » United States » Florida » North Palm Beach
December 6th 2014 Gotta love Ft. Lauderdale!!! North America » United States » Florida
December 8th 2014 ...but "It's Better in the Bahamas"! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
December 13th 2014 The Bank to West Bay, New Providence Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
December 15th 2014 Highborne Cay, Exuma Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
December 17th 2014 Through the mangroves and to the beach. Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » South Eleuthera
December 18th 2014 Exuma Land & Sea Park Headquarters Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
December 21st 2014 Staniel Cay: The Yacht Club and Thunderball Grotto Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
December 23rd 2014 Black Point for Christmas & NYE Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
January 6th 2015 Oven Rock - Our little hiking trip! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas
January 7th 2015 GGT - The Bahamian Cruiser's Mecca Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Exuma » Georgetown
January 22nd 2015 Paradise...for one precious night! Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Long Island
January 24th 2015 Clarence Town, Long Island, BAHAMAS Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Long Island » Clarence Town
February 6th 2015 Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 13th 2015 Passage from TCI's to DR: 54 Hrs Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 16th 2015 Samana, Dominican Republic Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 21st 2015 Boqueron, Isla Guilligan, & Salinas, Puerto Rico Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 25th 2015 Salinas, Puerto Rico Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
March 9th 2015 Making great friends in Puerto Rico! Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
March 19th 2015 Culebra, Puerto Rico Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 3rd 2015 Why leave Culebra if we don't really have to? Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 8th 2015 USVI's. Made it to the Virgin Islands! Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
April 14th 2015 Maho Bay, St. John, USVI Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 15th 2015 FOXY's! Great Harbour, JOST VAN DYKE, BVI Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 16th 2015 Soper's Hole Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 16th 2015 The Bight, Norman's Island, BVI Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 18th 2015 Leverick Bay Marina Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
April 20th 2015 Trellis Bay - Bye Bye Jimmy! Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
May 2nd 2015 Love, love, LOVE Cane Garden Bay! Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
May 9th 2015 Bumming around the BVI Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
May 23rd 2015 'Woman Who Sail' Rendezvous - BVI Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
May 31st 2015 Back to Puerto Rico for hurricane season. Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
September 7th 2015 Second half of our Summer...Labour Day and on. North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
November 10th 2015 Ten days in Tampa. North America » United States » Florida » Holiday
December 7th 2015 Getting back in our groove aboard "Inspiration". Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
December 19th 2015 Ferry to Fajardo: San Juan day trip Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
December 26th 2015 Christmas & NYE in Culebra, PR Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
January 9th 2016 STT.JVD.CGB.Norman's.Leverick. Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 1st 2016 White Sand Beaches & Overnight Sailing to SXM Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 13th 2016 70 is the new 50! Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
March 14th 2016 SXM - stayed thru for the Heineken Regatta Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
March 16th 2016 Sint Maarten/Saint Martin - take two Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
March 17th 2016 Saint Barthélemy - AKA: St. Barth Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
March 23rd 2016 Q flag up! Basseterre, St. Kitts Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
March 25th 2016 Nevis - Goats, Donkeys and MONKEYS! Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 3rd 2016 Overnight stop in Montserrat Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 30th 2016 Toi là! Je t'aime! Guadeloupe! Central America Caribbean » Guadeloupe
April 30th 2016 Portsmouth, Dominica (Domi-NEE-ka) Central America Caribbean » Dominica » Portsmouth
May 4th 2016 Waiting for dinghy engine parts in paradise. Central America Caribbean » Dominica » Roseau
May 5th 2016 St. Pierre and Anse Chaudiere, Martinique Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
May 7th 2016 Marigot Bay, St. Lucia Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
May 18th 2016 Stellar Overnight Sail to Bequia Central America Caribbean » Saint Vincent & Grenadines » Grenadines » Bequia
May 23rd 2016 Canouan and Carriacou Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Carriacou
June 1st 2016 Grenada! Goal accomplished! Central America Caribbean » Grenada
November 21st 2016 Ten days in the boatyard. Welcome back to Grenada! Central America Caribbean » Grenada
November 29th 2016 Grenada:The Spice Island Central America Caribbean » Grenada
December 8th 2016 Grand Mal to Carriacou Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Carriacou
December 9th 2016 Clifton and Chatham Bay, Union Island. Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London
December 13th 2016 Pretty little Mayreau Central America Caribbean » Saint Vincent & Grenadines » Grenadines
December 14th 2016 Canouan for one night, then sail to Bequia Central America Caribbean » Saint Vincent & Grenadines » Grenadines
December 15th 2016 Beautiful Bequia! Central America Caribbean » Saint Vincent & Grenadines » Grenadines » Bequia
January 7th 2017 Sainte-Anne & Le Marin, Martinique Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
January 21st 2017 Les Anse D'Arlet, Martinique Central America Caribbean » Martinique
January 25th 2017 Bumping into EYC friends in Dominica Central America Caribbean » Dominica » Roseau
February 1st 2017 Les Saintes, Guadeloupe Central America Caribbean » Guadeloupe » Les Saintes
February 5th 2017 Rob's sail from Guadeloupe to Antigua Central America Caribbean » Guadeloupe
February 9th 2017 Rob's pictures that I stole. :) Central America Caribbean » Guadeloupe
February 10th 2017 Jolly Harbour, Antigua Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 19th 2017 Northern Antigua...8 days of solitude Central America Caribbean » Antigua & Barbuda » Antigua
March 27th 2017 SXM for the Heineken Regatta and visitors Central America Caribbean » Sint Maarten
March 31st 2017 8th Anniversary Overnight Adventure Central America Caribbean » Antigua & Barbuda » Antigua
July 5th 2017 Back to Toronto for the summer North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
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