So, the holidays are over, friends and family have departed for colder climes and we are once again left to our own devices. What will we do? Well, today it is raining pretty good and we’re doing laundry and cleaning the boat for the next big todo. New Years Eve we spent a quiet evening
So this is Christmas. It’s blowing like stink this Christmas Eve, and we are settled on board baking cookies and preparing a pot of seafood soup for dinner. The aromas are wonderful! Nancy has been spending her free time painting. Her abstracts are quite good. She’ll have to put on a show sometime. I’ve done
So, a few years ago Nancy and I thought we could add a bit of spice and sophistication to our lives, (I know, as if, right?) and take ballroom dance lessons. After a few trips to the podiatrist we decided sailing would be safer. Anyway, the takeaway was that all the dances had variations of
So, Where shall I begin to tell the story of how great a life can be. Sorry, that’s the love theme from Romeo and Juliet. Today we are in Norfolk, VA and tomorrow we are finally making our departure for Antigua! What has happened over the last seven weeks? Well, grab a cocktail and settle
So, we’ve been in Maine a couple weeks now and are still amazed by the beauty all around us. Rocky islands, wooded hills and beautiful boats are too stunning to capture in words, so I’ll let Nancy show you a few of her photos. We were in Camden for the annual Schooner Festival which attracts
So, here we are in Penobscot Bay, Maine. It’s been a long arduous summer but now we’re cool and comfortable. First, let me bring you up to speed on all the excitement. I finally found a surgeon (after trying Richmond and Easton) in Des Moines who would attempt to repair my poor little finger. Dr.
Well here we are. Back in Oxford, MD. 4,327 nautical miles since we left last November. We had another uneventful rounding of Cape Hatteras, arriving in Norfolk in only 44 hours. We anchored the boat near Nancy’s sister Patty’s house and took the dinghy in to her dock. Probably the shortest commute we’ve had all
Our time in the Virgins finally had to come to an end so we set a course for the Bahamas. The first question was where to go? There are a jillion islands along the way so we put up the sails and headed to the first island that matched a good sail angle. Unfortunately, the
So, St. Croix was a blast! We met some good people and shared a few laughs. Our new friends Dylan and Gabe even came out to the boat for cocktails. If they represent the future of medicine in the U.S. I think we’ll be okay. Then on to St. John. A screaming 40 mile sail
So, here we are in St. Croix, USVI diving with sharks! What a couple of weeks we have had. The last time we met we were in Antigua awaiting the Classic Yacht Regatta. Wow! there were some beautiful classic boats: schooners, ketches, yawls and even a couple wishbone ketches, probably the finest rig yet imagined.