Once our airline and ferry fiasco was behind us and we had arrived in the BVI's we just had to get a peek at the boat, even if it was pitch dark. After 8 months away, the concern is always, "is it still where we left it "( not that we think someone could put a 20 ton boat in their pocket and walk off with it) it's just that its a big worry sitting in a hurricane zone. Is the mast still standing, is the anchor there, has the dinghy deflated or blown away or stolen or has anything run into us and punched a hole.
So, we took a walk , even in the dark, and there she was waiting for us, mast still up, dinghy lashed down and anchor on the roller. RELIEF !
Now we can get some sleep.
In the morning she still looked neatly put away and all intact.
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.