Sailing Somewhere Until We Get There

Dragon Adventures

Who: Cary Purvis & Tom Kohrs
Port: Freeport CA
11 January 2014 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
10 January 2014 | Port Louis Marina, Grenada
03 May 2013 | Hillsborough, Carriacou, Grenada
02 April 2013 | Martinique
27 March 2013 | Dominica
22 March 2013 | Marie Galant, Guadeloupe
20 March 2013 | Isle de Saints, Guadeloupe
17 March 2013 | Des Haies, Guadeloupe
16 March 2013 | Des Haies, Guadeloupe
14 March 2013 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
01 March 2013 | St Barths
27 February 2013 | Saint Martin
02 February 2013 | Fajardo, PR
08 January 2013 | Virgin Gorda, BVI's
25 November 2012 | Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda, BVI
21 November 2012 | North Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI
11 November 2012
11 November 2012 | Just East of the Gulf Stream
08 November 2012 | Hampton Public Piers, Hampton, VA
07 October 2012 | Back Creek, Annapolis, MD

Reconnecting with Old Friends

28 June 2012 | Perth Amboy Yacht Club, NJ
Tom
After rounding Cape May and mostly motoring up the coast of New Jersey, We took a mooring at the Perth Amboy Yacht Club courtesy of Tom's childhood friend Ed Ludlow and his wife Judy. The yacht club is located in an old industrial town at the west end of Raritan Bay (between Sandy Hook, NJ and NYC). The City of Perth Amboy is undergoing a revival of sorts these days and is nowhere is gritty as Tom remembers it from his youth. One big advantage for us, there is a train station a mile away that goes right into NYC.

Ed and Tom have not seen each other since high school. Best buddies in cub scouts and a while after. They each took up sailing over the years, although 12000 miles apart at the time. Once Tom and Ed reconnected, as Cary put it, "They were like two best friends that had never been apart." The two are alike in so many ways, Cary and Judy were probably waiting for the boys to finish each others sentences.

While staying in NJ, Tom had the opportunity to show Cary his old stomping grounds. Things like the little 6 room schoolhouse that he went to elementary school that now has 20+ classrooms. The almost 300 year old house he grew up in, once he could find it because all of the streets had changed so much. We even ate lunch in the same hamburger shop that Tom’s mother took him to in grade school. Fun trip down nostalgia lane.

We also had time to go into New York City to eat a corn beef sandwich at Carnegie Deli, walk through Times Square, take a walking tour of Central Park and Battery Park and to ride the subways. We still have some things that we would like to do on the way back like climb the Empire State Building, tour the World Trade Tower memorial, and see a show. It was a great time and we are looking forward to coming back.
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Vessel Name: Dragon's Toy
Vessel Make/Model: Island Packet IP-37
Hailing Port: Freeport CA
Crew: Cary Purvis & Tom Kohrs
Dragon's Toy's Photos - Main
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Woman at the Helm.. Leaving hectic Cabo San Lucas behind with a big smile.
 
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Hispaniola is the island that contains the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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Created 8 May 2014
Photos from our stay in Jamaica
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Created 8 May 2014
Pictures from the 2014 running of the Heineken Regatta in St Martin.
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Created 8 May 2014
We took the ferry from St Martin over to Saba. This steep-to island is considered the most beautiful in the Caribbean
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Created 8 May 2014
Pictures from Mardi Gras in St Maartin.
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Created 8 May 2014
More travels in the eastern Caribbean
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Created 8 May 2014
Photos from our return to Grenada
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Created 10 January 2014
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Created 4 May 2013
Pictures from Rodney Bay and the Pitons.
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Created 4 May 2013
Some photos of our land travel in Dominica
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Created 24 April 2013
Photos from our stay in Antigua.
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Created 24 April 2013
We took a quick trip to Puerto Rico when the wind was blowing too strong for us to go east.
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Created 24 March 2013
Photos from Guadeloupe and the Saints
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Created 21 March 2013
A few photos from our time in St Barthelomy.
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Created 21 March 2013
Photos from Saint Martin and Aguilla.
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Created 21 March 2013
We partied at Foxy's for New Years. Reported to be one of the 5 best places in the world to spend New Years!
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Created 8 January 2013
We gathered at a bar in Virgin Gorda called Jumbies to celebrate the skippers 60th's
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Created 7 January 2013
Pictures from the Winter of 2012-2013 in the Virgins.
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Created 7 January 2013
We joined the Salty Dawg Rally from Virginia to the BVI's in November.
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Created 7 January 2013
A few photos from our travels in Maine over the summer of 2012
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Created 7 January 2013
Pictures from Block Island, Newport, and Wickham.
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Created 22 October 2012
We stopped in Perth Amboy NJ to visit friends and tour NYC
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Created 22 October 2012
Photos from the Dismal Swamp and the OpSail 2012 event in Norfolk
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Created 22 October 2012
Pictures from our trip up the southeast coast.
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Created 22 October 2012
We sailed with a groups of Island Packets to the Abaco Cays.
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Created 21 March 2012
Our travels from El Salvadore to Belize.
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Created 2 January 2012
Tom and Cary sailed from Rairatea to American Samoa on friend's boat Pua' Ena.
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Created 21 August 2011
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Isla Isabella is bird sanctuary off the coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta
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Created 19 December 2010
Photos from our trip up to the islands north of La Paz
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Created 18 December 2010
Photos from around La Paz
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Created 27 November 2010

Dragon Adventures

Who: Cary Purvis & Tom Kohrs
Port: Freeport CA