Sailing 'Spice' (Dufour '50) from Sint Maarten, Caribbean to Fremantle, Australia... navigating the Caribbean Sea, Panama Canal, South Pacific Islands & Eastern and Northern Aus...
June 18, 2011: Patchy camouflage, black waterproof boots, hunting knives tucked into the back of hiking vests, a machete, rifles, bottled water, chocolate and four armed-escorts…it’s a world away from Spice’s usual ‘spur of the moment’, shorts and T-shirts clad, “grab your thongs and let’s blaze a trail!” trekking party. One minute Dad and I are slipping over wet, fla... » read more7 posts (5619 words) 9 photos 0 comments
Tooling around the BVI aboard Martha R with some of my best buds for too short a time
May 01, 2009: Our trip is over but we still wake up at night and feel the ‘rocking boat’- Hope it lasts for weeks. I’ve had a recurring dream that we are lying against the walls of the pontoon and waiting for more wind – a pleasant thought for sure.The ten days weren’t long enough. I find my mind drifting back to the dark star lit nights of the new moon and the awesome ima... » read more24 posts (9943 words) 39 photos 7 comments
July 4 through July 20 trip aboard a Lagoon 420 (hybrid) through the US and British Virgin Islands.
May 01, 2009: Woke early and tried to figure out how to make coffee. Lighting the stove proved to be a challenge but managed to figure it out and get the coffee perculating. After breakfast we ran to shore to dump trash and get some ice. Headed dead into a strong 20-25 kt wind with 4-5 ft seas. Johni rode the bow and loved it! We arrived at Kitchen Point and spent a few hours sn... » read more5 posts (1370 words) 5 photos 4 comments
Woza Moya is a 39 foot sailing yacht that Allen has kept in the British Virgin Islands for the last 5 years. The boat is being phased out of charter service so it is time to bri...
July 23, 2011: We arrived at the boat at 1am and while Christian readied her, Rudi and I took the car back (a story in itself). By 2:30 we were slipping the lines and on our way to leave port in the dead of night. Rudi took first shift, safely getting us out of port and into the big seas. Within minutes we were in 6 foot seas with the wind on our nose. Beating into these seas in 18 knots of wind in the da... » read more48 posts (13848 words) 116 photos 9 comments
We started from Hampton Va, USA Nov 2, 2009 and sailed to Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI. From there we plan to sail to Puerto Rico and on to Panama to prepare for our Pacific crossing.
March 03, 2010: Nov 10, 2009 : Arrive in Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI. It is hotter than we expected and rained more than we remembered. » read more1 posts (24 words) 1 photos 0 comments
May 01, 2009: It was an amazing trip! » read more11 posts (577 words) 5 photos 0 comments
Clockwise 'round the chain from Fajardo, Puerto Rico
December 18, 2009: To those following the blog…I decided to not take my laptop andblogging from an iPhone is pretty tedious. I’ll post the trip reporthere when we get back. Thanks! T » read more2 posts (37 words) 0 photos 0 comments
Portsmouth - Weymouth - L'Aber Wrac'h - Gijon - Cudillero - Ribadeo - Viviero - Cedeira - Sada - Camarinas - Coruna - Muros -1 posts (482 words) 0 photos 0 comments