Madcap Sailing

06 April 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
23 March 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
20 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida
16 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida
12 March 2016 | Key West, Florida, USA
07 March 2016
06 March 2016 | Key West, Florida, USA
06 March 2016 | Key West, Florida
05 March 2016 | Key West, Florida
04 March 2016 | Marquesas Keys, Florida, USA
03 March 2016 | Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
28 February 2016 | Puerto Isla Mujeres Marina, Mexico
27 February 2016 | Puerto Isla Mujeres Marina, Mexico
13 February 2016 | Teotihuacán, near Mexico City
12 February 2016 | Mexico City
11 February 2016 | Mexico City
07 February 2016 | Isla Mujeres, Mexico
05 February 2016 | Puerto Isla Mujeres Marina, Mexico

Back in Georgetown

17 March 2010 | Georgetown, Exumas
Beth / sunny and hot
We left Lee Stocking Island at 8 am and were anchored off Volleyball Beach in Georgetown by 2 - after a leisurely trip down the coast and in through the harbour. On the way we met and waved goodbye to Mary and Bill (Southern Vectis), saw Nighthawk but never got to meet them even though their name has cropped up time and time again as being really great Canadian folks, and exchanged VHF hello and good bye with Sundance V whom we didn't see at all this trip. Too bad! We also heard a new VHF radio exchange. A boat was calling the Exuma Veterinary Clinic. The Dr answered and an appointment was made. This is the first time we've heard a vet clinic with a VHF radio. I wonder if any clinics in seaside towns back home have them? It would be a good idea.

As we approached Volleyball Beach, a Bayfield 36 pulled out so we took its place! Unfortunately we were too busy to take note of the name but it wore the same colour trim as the one in Little Farmer's that had left before we got up to that end of the harbour to say hello. Maybe we missed our chance again!

With the anchor set, and a dinghy trip over it with the lookey bucket (clear bottomed bucket that all of us carry) to make sure, we set off to reconnect with old friends. Mike and Kathy (Sapphire) were a few boats over (with a big Irish flag flying in honour of St. patrick's Day!) and as we climbed on board, it did not seem like two years since we spent time cruising with them. After a non-stop catch-up conversation, we left them to their happy hour preparations and went by Cygnus just in time to say a quick hello to old friends Mary Lou and Bob as they arrived back. They were headed out again so we'll visit them tomorrow.

As part of the never ending round of parties and activities that make up the fabric of Georgetown life, there was a gathering at Hamburger Beach at 5, so we threw together a plate of food and headed over there. Unlike the gatherings of a dozen or so folks in other anchorages along the way, there must have been well over 50 people there! Culture shock! After meeting several new friends and some familiar faces, and chatting some more with Mike and Kathy, we stopped by Oz for a visit with Connie and Ken. We last saw them at a distance as they, Star of the Sea and Katmandu headed south from Warderick Wells when we were on our way there from Staniel Cay. Doug and Pat (Beltane) were already there; Peaches and Chris (Star of the Sea) dropped by too and Connie offered a tray of scrumptious bruschetta - with even the bread made from scratch. Mmmm gooood!

We'll stay here a few days to spend time with friends and do some re-stocking of the larder, the wallets (there are banks here!), and the water and fuel tanks. The Music Festival starts today so we'll take in some of that too.
Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent the last several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but plan to spend the winters exploring warmer places - currently the Guatemala, Belize, Honduras area.
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
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