It was a pretty good season with some pretty big adventures. Montserrat and Guadeloupe in November were awesome... our tour of the devastation from the volcano in Montserrat was spectacular.
Our "second period," using a hockey metaphor was up and down. "Up" on our connection with Quest as we traveled down to Dominica together and "Down" when we snapped our chain plates on the leg into Dominica.
The thing of it is, we had a great time in Dominica with our broken wings while we waited for good weather to head back home to Antigua. And we had a great time in Antigua while we figured out how to proceed.
During the second period intermission we replaced the chain plates. The third period brought us time with great friends... showing them all that we love about Antigua.
|Water maker at North Sound - 750,000 gallons per day. Installing same one on Blue Pearl next year|
|Changing out the membranes|
|To the parking lot|
|Bottom paint great... barnacles on the edges|
|We'll clean that up!|
|Murphy the dinghy going into storage - notice the cleaned up prop on Blue Pearl?|
I've mentioned Montserrat but we also did some in-depth touring of Guadeloupe, Dominica and explored several new spots on Antigua. We reconnected with Quest, Serenity, Virtue and Vice, Aviva, Windswept Dreams, Aurora and others that I'll remember later. Lovely people enjoying the same passion for sailing around these beautiful Caribbean islands.
So another year of cruising has come to a close. We will spend a spectacular summer with family and friends in glorious Western Canada. Lots of adventures in the next 6 or 7 months. We are so lucky!
And then... who knows? I wonder what next cruising season will bring?
Until then, Cheerio!