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Who: Barbara and Tom
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SY Angel of London
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw
June 2011
A lot cooler than down there
06/10/2011, South Coast of Connecticut

We sailed out of the Bahamas in late March and, after poking around the Abacos, we set out for the Carolinas and up the coast. We have since found a lovely safe berth at our former home port marina in Connecticut.

It is time for some light work on Angel. We also have to tend to some fires at home and overseas.

All is well here amongst the good ole swamp yankees

We will be heading South again in September!!

Please send us an e-mail......

Shot of a red sunrise on the way up....it got nasty later on...

Angel At Rest
Winds from the East (again)
02/18/2011, George Town, Exumas

It is fairly difficult to take a bad picture here. This one is of Angel at the pier on Rum Key a good hard sail south and east of here.

Chat and Chill this afternoon
02/04/2011, George Town, Exumas

We met up with some old friends in pristine Abrahams Bay at Mayaguana. Author Chris Jackson and his wife Ann were waiting for favorable winds aboard their sloop "Mr Mac". They know a thing or two about the ocean. She has a doctorate in marine biology and Chris grew up aboard the family's commercial fishing boat. He is a true waterman and a good sport (he pointed out the big one for me to spear). Great company. They are heading south and don't need the wind that was to take us north.

After a sparkling 36 hour sail into the northwest (to the right of the sun in the picture) we arrived at George Town. Along the way we bagged an eight pound Mahi Mahi which was butchered (filleting a fish is an art not a science) and then stuffed into our smiling faces and the freezer. I am sailing with the most beautiful virtuoso cook on the planet.

Here in George Town we have some great companions from all over the world to visit with and catch up on.

We'll keep you posted.

Out Islands Bahamas
TRC East winds @ 15 kts
02/01/2011, Mayaguana

Mayaguana is the only one of the 700 Bahamian islands that still has its original Indian name. It is the most easterly in the 100,000 square mile archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the clearest water in the world. We are 295 miles southeast of Nassau��"the mail boat comes every two weeks.....The reefs of the deep Atlantic (5 NM south of here it is 2500 meters deep) are rich with conch, lobster, fish, turtles and shipwrecks (not ours).

In a (rare?) impulse of ego mania, I could not resist putting up this picture of today's succulent lunch. There was enough to freeze for two more meals. Boy was he a big sucker, tasty though through and through. Thank you Mr Lobster and the mysterious force that put you here.




On our (slow) way North
TRC
01/23/2011, Puerto Plata

We arrived at Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the Dominican Repblic after a 40 hour passage from Guanica on the South Coast of Puerto Rico. There were some huge elephant sized waves in the Mona Passage and Angel handled all well.

Ah...the land of excellent coffee, great cigars and vintage rum....

It is not cold here. There is no snow. Sorry it is just beautiful. We are entering the area where just a sheet will do to sleep under and the days are warm and sunny. Not so bloddy hot as 500 miles to the south where we were a month ago.

The people of the Dominican Republic are perhaps the most happy, friendly and welcoming in the Caribbean.

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