The weather started getting rough. The tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of the fearless crew…
Writing about a tragedy is hard so I have been putting it off. Then I finally figured out that the story might not even qualify as a tragedy. Sure, our boat was damaged. Yes, our plans were delayed. We even cried when it happened. But nobody got hurt and we were in the beautiful Florida Keys for a few months…I am thankful to still be on the journey of a lifetime!
January 2017 – After our time in the work yard, we were ready for some plain old fun. You know, what we gave it all up for? So we headed out to enjoy a pleasant sail to Vieques. What a beautiful place! Honestly, it has been one of my favorite destinations. Sooooo low key.Read more
January 2017 – We anchored just south of Fajardo in the small shelter of Isla Pineros. We spent a really rolly night waiting for our appointment with the travel lift at Puerto del Rey Marina. We were certainly ready to leave once it was time.
We headed out early to make the three short miles to the marina. There was “mucho viento” (lots of wind) and some pretty sporty waves, but we had an appointment to keep. Of course, as we turned the corner at the seawall of the marina, the waves went quiet. Alan still had a lot of wind to contend with, but he did an admirable job driving the boat into the travel lift. Once we were off the boat, we had a talk with the operator about our concerns with the travel lift, and together we decided we should be in the larger one. (Not sure why we were worried about the travel lift? Read about our dismasting here.) So, back on board, out of the lift and into the one next to it. Still blowing like crazy. Once again, no problem.Read more