Five Years of Cruising Aboard Osprey

Wendy Mitman Clarke shares her favorite photos from her family's journey aboard _Osprey_. Check out the highlights from the Bahamas, Central America, Bermuda, and the U.S. East Coast.

The Clarkes aboard Osprey

Five years ago in Annapolis

Five years ago

The early cruising days

Tree of Life

Tikal, Guatemala. Kailani in front of a ceiba tree, the Tree of Life.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Oleander in Bermuda

Oleander in BermudaWendy Mitman Clarke

Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire

Osprey at rest in Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Cambridge Cay, Exumas

Kaeo building a sandcastle, Cambridge Cay, ExumasWendy Mitman Clarke

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

John Clarke, far right, and Jeremy Waters, far left (from the boat Calypso) join some of the crew at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park for a well-deserved beer after working on rebuilding two boats.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Big Sand Cay, Turks and Caicos

Osprey at anchor on the north side of Big Sand Cay, Turks and Caicos.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Luperon, Dominican Republic

At the carneceria in Luperon, Dominican Republic.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Kuna Yala

Mola shopping on deck in the Kuna Yala.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Kuna ulu

A Kuna ulu sails for the mainland toward eveningKailani Clarke

Kuna Yala

Not long after the Osprey crew adopted her, Maya sits on an island in the Kuna Yala, as she did for long weeks before we found her.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Molas, Kuna Yala

Molas for sale, in the Western Holandes Cays, Kuna YalaWendy Mitman Clarke

Sunset in the Kuna Yala

Sunset in the Kuna YalaWendy Mitman Clarke

Wall art in Portobelo, Panama

Wall art in Portobelo, PanamaWendy Mitman Clarke

Hobbies Cays, Nicaragua

Osprey at anchor in the Hobbies Cays, NicaraguaWendy Mitman Clarke

Cumberland Island, Georgia

Biking downwind at Cumberland Island, GeorgiaWendy Mitman Clarke

Clarke family

Clarke family

Maya

The luckiest—and best—dog ever found, Maya.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Sunrise at Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays Land and Sea ParkWendy Mitman Clarke

Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Maya and Wendy at low tide on the sand at Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays Land and Sea ParkWendy Mitman Clarke

Kaeo swimming Exumas

Kaeo, Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays Land and Sea ParkWendy Mitman Clarke

Kailani swimming Exumas

Kailani, Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays Land and Sea ParkWendy Mitman Clarke

Warderick Wells

Kailani goes under in the anchorage at Warderick WellsWendy Mitman Clarke

Osprey, Warderick Wells

Osprey on a mooring at Warderick WellsWendy Mitman Clarke

Current Settlement, Eleuthera

Local men cleaning conch, Current Settlement, EleutheraWendy Mitman Clarke

Hope Town, Abacos

Kids’ field day, Hope Town, AbacosWendy Mitman Clarke

Wendy and the kids

Kailani, Kaeo, and Wendy Clarke

Rock Sound, Eleuthera

Leading edge of the cold front, Rock Sound, EleutheraWendy Mitman Clarke

Bahamian courtesy flag

It was a windy winter. John Clarke lowers the Bahamian courtesy flag as we approach Bermuda.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Kaeo and Kailani Clarke pay homage to The Man, King Neptune, at the Royal Naval Dockyard, BermudaWendy Mitman Clarke

dories

Dories, Isle of Shoals, NHWendy Mitman Clarke

Seal Harbor, Maine

Kailani at nightfall, Seal Harbor, Maine.Wendy Mitman Clarke

Somesville, Maine

Mike Hilbruner (left) Sam Davenport (center) and John Clarke (right) after a long day of sanding Osprey's bottom at Abel's Boatyard in Somesville, Maine.Wendy Mitman Clarke

George Town, Great Exuma

A bunch of great friends get goofy on board Three@Sea in San Dollar anchorage, George Town, Great Exuma

Bahamas

Osprey at sunset, BahamasWendy Mitman Clarke