About 100 nm south of the Mona Passage heading 240T. We have settled in after 2 days at sea. With only two of us (and XO) watch standing has been informal. Capt. Roger has been fealing the effects of his tooth extraction. He has conked out for a couple of long naps. Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
Underway to the Panama Canal from st thomas. About 940 nm to go. Winds 15 kn waves 5 ft. Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
Actually, the half tooth. I broke a tooth the other day. Yesterday it just exploded and Davyd, my new crew set me up with Dr. Gray, DDS.
Departing this afternoon to pick up Davyd in St. Thomas and then to the Panama Canal. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
Even after many years of cruising I am still learning the ropes. I have previously mentioed “find-a-crew. It has not been as productive as I might hope but perhaps my specific needs to not resonate with the desires of the subscribers. As a single hander I occasionally find myself in need of a second person to help with tasks. Sometimes it is just ennui, other times it really takes two, e.g. the need to be on both sides of a bulkhead simultaneously. I met a nice young man at The Harbor where he was visiting with his girlfriend/bartender. I asked him about day work. First. He said he was free the next day so I hired him. It worked out very well. He also filed me in on the daywork world. It seems that the old “walk the docks each day and ask” has become impossible. Security in the marinas has become very tight. As a consequence the daywork “body brokers” are one way to get work. Enter the Internet. The web site
Lets Last night I stopped at “The Harbor”, a local yachted bar here in Sint Maarten. As I was sitting quietly watching the salsa lesson who should show up but Alex, my crew from the Chesapeake Bay whose visit was interrupted by a hurricane. We had a wonderful reunion. This just proves tha old adage, what happens on the cursing circuit does not stay on the cruising circuit. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
David seems to have made it back to Charlotte Amalie so it is back to XO and me on Reboot. With about 2 weeks here before heading to Panama it is time to hunker down. First priority is to find my new main sail. I got in touch with Neil Pryde.
After a remarkably pleasant 22 hour transit from Charlotte Amalie we arrived in Simpson Bay in time to make the 5pm bridge. Tired but happy we are out to dinner eating Thai. Fair winds and following seas 🙂