I've compiled all of Klfhngr's story of missing the ship in the Bahamas here. The old thread had 27 pages of discussion, much of it negative or off-topic. I think the story is a valuable read for people, and as a relatively new cruiser myself I wanted to make it easier to read than having to fight through 27 pages of negativity.
I've only modified it to remove sections where he was responding to negative comments, and cleaned it up a wee bit. The wording is all his.
So, here is Klfhngr's