Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Begging and pleading is an effective way to get what you want and Gord is a master of the language. Convincing the boat yard manager that he should let Mike and Betts park their boat into the haul out slip on Sun night, as they will be flying out at 6:30 am and their boat is not due for haul out till 9am. Mission accomplished and peace of mind for Mike as well as less stress on Gord. We'll do a little bit of work on their boat after haul out and we'll see them next year.

Mike and Betts in the Boatyard

Last Happy Hour on the Water

We head into the boat yard tomorrow, so we enjoy our last Happy Hour at Saba Rock.

There's a bit of chop so, we are utilizing our new detatchable windshield attached to our recently completed dinghy chaps. One of a Kind and I can tuck right in behind the windshield and my hair doesn't even ruffle.
Last visit to Saba Rock

Our Dinghy Chaps with Windshield

Saba Rock

Shielded from the wind

One of our other projects this year turned out fabulous as well.   I just cannot walk on the beach without picking up and saving pretty, unique or fancy shells.    Then with a whole tub full , it's what to with them.
Here's a fabulous mirror frame all completely covered in shells and adorning our salon.

Shell project

Back to the BVI's - April 13

Yes, It's time to start working our way back into the Bvi's for our haul out on the 23rd. After checking in at Sopers we headed to Cooper island to check out the snorkelling. Great place to dive and snorkel , so it will definitely be on our list for next year.

On to North Sound to start the nasty close up chores and get tucked in out of the hight winds that are coming. Anchored off Prickly Pear as usual and the high winds arrived as predicted. Our anchor is awesome and holds us tight, but we put  the tracker on our chart plotter as we skated back and forth doing 1 kt while on anchor in every direction imaginable.

Our overnight Boat Track while at Anchor in 20-25kt winds

Next day we moved over to Robin Cove on the opposite side of the Sound to our own private cove and beach where we held tight into the winds and got a great nights sleep.

The calm returned and the sails came down and the close up chores began.

Mike and Betts arrived to share our space and close up their boat as well.   Then at dinner aboard Ocean Wings on Fri evening Mike got a scare in the form of an alarm on his pacemaker. Doctor says come home right away.  Oh No, Not again!
Sailboat owners Gord and Sue aboard their 55' Whitby Ketch "Ocean Wings" share their adventures and travels as they start their retirement, living their dream of seeing the world from oceanside.
Ocean Wings is a recent purchase and our first foray into the Sailing Lifestyle. We're excited and a little scared. Join us in our adventure.