Archive for April, 2010

April 22, 23 Get ready to continue our Great Loop Trip

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


We flew back to Ft. Lauderdale with Dugan & Dylan & prepared to head north with our new Captain Steve & 1st Mate Summer.  We entertained 4 friends from Ft. Lauderdale, Olivier & Doug (who we met in Asia) & Stephane & Shawn onboard.

March 20 – April 20 Tally-Ho in Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


After The Bahamas & before heading north Tally-Ho stayed for a month at the Derecktor Shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale for our “honey-do” list to be completed.  We spent that time between Tryon & a few weeks in Asia with our friends, Claude & Paul.

March 8-13, The Abacos Islands w/friends

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


3 friends from Tryon, Ron, John & Cee Cee, joined us in Marsh Harbor.  We cruised to Green Turtle Cay (Key West’s sister city), Hopetown (on Elbow Cay), small out islands & back to Marsh Harbor.  Great exploring, golf cart adventures, beautiful beaches, too much good eating & plenty of fun sightseeing adventures.   We all flew back to Tryon well rested & a little tanner.

March 3-7, The Abacos on our own

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


Trip & Alan flew back to Marsh Harbor & spent a few days island hopping & experiencing “island life in The Abacos”.

February 15-20, Fun with the boys

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


After a few days on our own exploring Nassau & celebrating Alan’s Valentine’s Day birthday with Laura & Catherine at the Lyford Cay Club, Peter & Graham from New Zealand & Dave & Scott from Saugatuck flew in.  We cruised to the Exumas & enjoyed the beautiful blue/green water & sandy beaches.  Back to Atlantis & the 6 of us flew back to the States.  We went back to Tryon for a couple weeks to get caught up with our NC life.

February 5-10, Tryon friends on board

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


Our friends from Tryon, Becky, Rick, John & Cindy fly into Nassau & joined us on board for a fun 5 days.  We enjoyed Atlantis, beach picnics & swims on deserted beaches, Nassau restaurants (especially The One & Only Beach Club) & generally life aboard.  We were all spoiled by Cass’s great cooking.

Tally-Ho crosses to The Bahamas

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


We flew back to Ft. Lauderdale, boarded & headed east, crossing the Gulf Stream through the Florida Straits.  The first night we were in The Berry Islands on our way to Nassau.  The next day we docked at Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island.

New Year’s in Key West – brrrrr!!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


Alan and our friend Sam took the maiden voyage from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West with a night moored off Key Largo (amazing sunset).  Trip drove Dylan & Dugan down to meet us at the Key West City Marina.  We had several parties aboard for a lot of old Key West friends while Trip’s parents, Bud & Joann, stayed onboard for a week.  After a couple weeks she heads north to Ft. Lauderdale to get ready for a season in the Bahamas.

We purchase “Tally-Ho” for our Great Loop Trip

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


We were fortunate to find Tally-Ho in Ft. Lauderdale in December, 2009 after looking for 5 years.  She is a navy blue hulled 1988 Burger, 81′ Gentleman’s Motor Yacht.  3 state rooms + 2 crew quarters.   After interviewing for a few days we hired Scott & Cassandra to be our Captain/1st Mate.  Very excited to start our trip.  We spent Christmas in Tryon while they provisioned the boat for us.