Sunday, January 11, 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
I am just checking in from onboard Gibb Kane’s fantastic Swan 66 in Marina Puerto Del Rey, Puerto Rico. We arrived from Spain just over a week ago, and my plans are to stay here until just prior to Christmas when Deb and I will charter a boat in the British Virgin Islands for the Christmas/New Years Holidays. We have family joining us and are really looking forward to that time.
Between now and then, Deb (joining me today) and I will need to keep ourselves amused in Puerto Rico. I’m sure I’d be shot if I complained too much, but after the last six months, Puerto Rico is not going to make the top of my list. In fact, last week I found some cheap flights to St. Martin (a favorite of mine) and jumped over there for three days of fun.
The pictures below are from that side trip…
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I've just arrived in Puerto Rico after a 15 day trip onboard Gibb Kane's new Swan 66. It was a 3,000nm journey and we had fantastic sailing weather the entire way. Other than the first and the last couple of days, the winds were aft of the beam and in the 20-30 knot range.
The boat is fantastic, the crew all got along well, and we were able to complete the trip with very little damage/difficulty. Unfortunately, we did have the gooseneck pin that holds the boom to the mast fall half way out and bend itself. Unable to repair at sea, we were forced to keep the mainsail down and sailed the last 2,000 miles under storm trysail!!
I'm in a town called llanafwr. Honest.
All is good except I'm wearing 3 layers if clothing. My ankle is getting better. I'm still with Emily Comfort and Brett. Ita is sleeping her way through England, the trollip. On our way to a whiskey tour. More later if I can type!