Sunday, March 21, 2010

FW: "Bahamas Moments"

Hello All,
This is to announce my art show in May.  We're in Treasure Cay, Bahamas, with good emails for a few days so please put this on your calendar.  Thanks!  Hope to see you there.

"Bahamas Moments"
Paintings, Drawings and Photographs
by Florence B. HIll
Oceanic Library
Avenue of Two Rivers and Ridge Road
Rumson, NJ
May 1 - 29, 2010
Artist's Reception
Sunday, May 2
12 - 4 PM
Library hours;
Mon & Thurs: 1 - 7 PM
Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM - 4PM

For the past three winters, Florence and her husband have lived on their catamaran, Harmony. The artistic result has been a series of acrylic paintings, pastels and other drawings as well as some photographs. These works have been inspired by places along the Intracoastal Waterway, Bimini, the Exumas and the Abacos.
One of Florence's favorite themes is Junkanoo, a seasonal celebration unique to the Bahamas, which features lavishly colorful costumes.
"As we make this trip, I am very aware that my palette changes drastically from the ochres and olive greens of the States to the elusive nuances of the Bahama waters and the brilliant colors of the island homes and celebrations."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Treasure Cay, Bahamas

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Here we are. Zoom in and you will see anchored boats. Zoom out or move the map with your cursor to see the beach just north of us. The last few days have been very windy. We have been safely sitting with 2 anchors out while we visit some friends here, go to the beach, have a Bahama Momma at the beach bar along with the college kids on spring break. It is a tough life.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

emergency contacts for yachts in the Bahamas

How to contact a yacht IF there were an emergency: provides a free emergency service and contacts the Cruisers Net in Marsh Harbour. The cruisers net does a morning net and most boats listen to it.

Chris Parker does the weather every day except Sunday. If we don’t hear him, others near us will. He also provides emergency messages. Chris 863-248-2702

US Coast Guard, Miami: 305-415-6800.….305-535-4300.….1-800-874-7561

State Department Overseas Citizens Service: 202-647-5225. They will forward messages to the Consular Officers in any country.

The SSB if you know a short wave ham. The Cruisheimers Net 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on 6227.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

weather Abacos

TUESDAY...SE-S@10-15K before sunup, becoming S-SW@15-20K till about midmorning, then become S-SW@25-30K G35K for the afternoon, evening and overnight / Atlantic seas building to 9-14ft by evening / high temp mid 70’s / mix of sun and clouds with squally rain arriving with the COLD FRONT in the evening. GALE CONDITIONS EXPECTED N OF 25N TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY! Please note this warning-if you are on a boat get to a marina or double check your tackle and secure all outdoor items.

WEDNESDAY...GALE TO NEAR GALE FORCE WINDS CONTINUE OVER ABACO THROUGH THE MORNING, NW@33-35K+ subsiding to NW@15-20K by evening / Atlantic 8-14ft / high temp in the low 60’s / mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler

Monday, March 1, 2010

Harmony update, Green Turtle Cay

I was recently reminded that I haven't been a good host. No entries in over ten days. Sorry.
We are back in Green Turtle just after a front came bashing thru last night. Pre-frontal squall with winds about 60 just as we were watching a DVD of “When Harry met Sally“ while drinking cheap champagne. We were rocking and rolling on the mooring but glad not to be doing the "deck dance" (that is where you get up in the middle of the night, usually in high winds and rain, and pull up the anchor in order to reset it because it is dragging and you are either near the rocks or another boat).
Today the sun is out but it is still blowing hard (25). My WeatherBug keeps showing some sort of winter alert for Keyport but as I sit here in shorts and no shirt, I just don't have the heart to see what is going on after 20 inches in 2 days. Before you get jealous, the temperature here is in the 60s and maybe low 70s on a good day. If you are in the sun and out of the wind, it feels warm. Needless to say, I haven’t done very much swimming….just some. It was in the 30s in southern Florida last night. What a year with the jet stream all the way down to Orlando. When will it go north?
We have decided to remain at Green Turtle for the next two months with side trips to other islands. Home base. Forgive me if there isn’t much on the blog.
Florrie is working hard for a NJ show in May. We will put some of her new works on soon.