Bragged Off!

A transatlantic tale of late life crises and naughtycal adventures

Vessel Name: Brag
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet 420
Hailing Port: West Loch Tarbert
Crew: Brian Steven & Agnes Wilkie
About: Husband and wife relinquished lives in fast lanes of finance (him) and tv (her) for bliss-on-a-boat
Extra: 2017 marks the Big Cast Off: from Tarbert to St Lucia via Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Gran Canaria then the ARC
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20 February 2018 | Bequia
14 February 2018 | Marigot Bay
11 February 2018 | Marigot Bay
05 February 2018 | Rodney Bay
01 February 2018 | Woodentops Argyll
30 January 2018 | Woodentops Argyll
28 January 2018 | Rodney Bay
26 January 2018 | SO NEAR
24 January 2018 | I would WALK 400
22 January 2018 | CLOSE ISH TO CARIBBEAN
21 January 2018 | Three Weeks’ Worth of Atlantic
20 January 2018 | Still watery
14 January 2018 | Atlantic Still
14 January 2018 | 4000 Miles from home
13 January 2018 | Not halfway yet
12 January 2018 | Road to Nowhere?
10 January 2018 | Watery
09 January 2018 | Out of the Doldrums
Recent Blog Posts
20 February 2018 | Bequia

Learning to be lazy

Can’t think of a better place to acquire this new skill of total sloth...but thanks to Vanessa mornings begin with our ‘work out’. Thank goodness she’s off on Thursday ...#brianandagtakeabreak

14 February 2018 | Marigot Bay

Top Scottish Importers - we bring rain!

For the past two days it would be fair to say its being blowing a Hooker here with biblical quantities of rain!!! Hit rain but rain nevertheless and so we remain in Marigot Bay but today the rain has gone back to Scotland and we plan to Sail south ...Leys see what the wind blows...and there are worse places to read books, drunk wine and listen to the Beatles...

11 February 2018 | Marigot Bay

Not very Scottish

Here we are at last out of Rodney Bay and Boat fixing land with Vanessa on board to galley slave fit us (?) and - sailing!!! In the sun!!!! Surfing downwind!!!! But we didn’t get far as we snucked into magical Marigot Bay and now basking in bliss avoiding flakey winds and living the dream with the superyachters...and I don’t have to wish I was here- just you lot!

05 February 2018 | Rodney Bay

Back to Moving Beds and nae Wifi

Well, Brag is alive and will soon be kicking again as we fix the final little post Atlantic niggles. Temps up in the 30s, still the odd Arc remnant drinking pals to reminisce with but we are focussed on Vanessa, our incompetent crew, arrival on Thursday and then weather permittIng we will be off!

01 February 2018 | Woodentops Argyll

Back on the road to nowhere

Christmas is done. January is done. We’ve said our goodbyes again to friends, family, neighbours and the stationary double bed. Last night’s telephone call with our beloved ARC crew member Peter (the mid Atlantic mast climbing superhero) reminded me of how lovely our transatlantic crew were, how [...]

30 January 2018 | Woodentops Argyll

Time to Say Goodbye

Six weeks since our transatlantic adventure ended and now time to get back on that plane and see if Brag had a nice Christmas on her own in Rodney Bay...

Learning to be lazy

20 February 2018 | Bequia
Ag/liquid sunshine
Can’t think of a better place to acquire this new skill of total sloth...but thanks to Vanessa mornings begin with our ‘work out’. Thank goodness she’s off on Thursday ...#brianandagtakeabreak
WiFi not much good here in the Grenadines hence lack of blogs. Vanessa joined us two weeks ago and so far we’ve managed four days sailing between big winds big seas and big rains liberally sprinkled with hot sunshine so sunburn rules on Brag! The peculiar weather is supposed to go away on Thursday which kind of proves it’s all Vanessa’s fault...?

Top Scottish Importers - we bring rain!

14 February 2018 | Marigot Bay
Ag/breezy
For the past two days it would be fair to say its being blowing a Hooker here with biblical quantities of rain!!! Hit rain but rain nevertheless and so we remain in Marigot Bay but today the rain has gone back to Scotland and we plan to Sail south ...Leys see what the wind blows...and there are worse places to read books, drunk wine and listen to the Beatles...

Not very Scottish

11 February 2018 | Marigot Bay
Ag/hot showery but mostly sunny
Here we are at last out of Rodney Bay and Boat fixing land with Vanessa on board to galley slave fit us (?) and - sailing!!! In the sun!!!! Surfing downwind!!!! But we didn’t get far as we snucked into magical Marigot Bay and now basking in bliss avoiding flakey winds and living the dream with the superyachters...and I don’t have to wish I was here- just you lot!

Back to Moving Beds and nae Wifi

05 February 2018 | Rodney Bay
Ag/v hot and sweaty
Well, Brag is alive and will soon be kicking again as we fix the final little post Atlantic niggles. Temps up in the 30s, still the odd Arc remnant drinking pals to reminisce with but we are focussed on Vanessa, our incompetent crew, arrival on Thursday and then weather permittIng we will be off!
But here’s Brian basking in banana smoothies and Cafe Ole WiFi - some things do not change! More sailing stuff to follow once I sort my battery!!!!

Back on the road to nowhere

01 February 2018 | Woodentops Argyll
Ag/supermoon
Christmas is done. January is done. We’ve said our goodbyes again to friends, family, neighbours and the stationary double bed. Last night’s telephone call with our beloved ARC crew member Peter (the mid Atlantic mast climbing superhero) reminded me of how lovely our transatlantic crew were, how much we’ll miss them on the next three month leg of the aquatic adventure - and how much better the crossing was than my blog would indicate! I will try harder over the next three months to keep looking up....
The news from Rodney Bay, thanks to Murray and crew on Boxcar, is that Brag is still safely tied up and awaiting our return...
So, after six weeks of Scottish Land life, time to get up and go. Confused followers of this battered blog should be delighted that as of now we are on real time - this blog is live! Kicking is extra!

Time to Say Goodbye

30 January 2018 | Woodentops Argyll
Ag/supermoon
Six weeks since our transatlantic adventure ended and now time to get back on that plane and see if Brag had a nice Christmas on her own in Rodney Bay...
We have had a lovely time - so many fab friends and family and passing strays to play with. And of course Brian has managed to fit in a 'wee' consultancy job along the way...the Scottish NHS will be saved..
But now we pack our bikinis and bags of Alpen and look forward to three months of Caribbean cruising. No deadlines. No long passages. No pressure. Will we cope? Watch this space. We will definitely miss our ARC crew - Andy, Ed, Paul and Peter: we salute you!
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