Madcap Sailing

28 October 2016 | Madcap in Ft Pierce, Florida and crew in Halifax, Nova Scotia
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

Keeping Warm in Vero

09 December 2010 | Vero Beach, FL
Beth / still in fleecies
We've been doing a little socializing, a little organizing, a little exercising in the last few days. It's all about leading a balanced life, you know?!

Karin and Ed (Passages) invited us to join them for a cockpit Happy Hour with Hal and Penny (Volantis), Phil, Lorraine and Katie (Changes) and Ann (Bees Knees) and we had a grand time. It was so much fun to spend time with these old friends whom we met in Fernandina Beach in chilly December last year, and to meet a whole group of new folks too.

Nancy and Jim (Solitaire) invited us to dinner and a sleepover on Tuesday night. It was wonderful to see their beautiful new home, to meet their NS neighbours, Barbara and Richard, and to enjoy their warm hospitality. We went to the CLOD (Cruisers Living on Dirt) breakfast with them on Wednesday morning, and met many of the local cruising crowd who live in Vero. Some still cruise; some are land based but keep up their connections.

Back at the marina, we met up with Valerie and Graham (Bonnie Lass), Bruce (Zingara) and Eric (Further) and look forward to spending some time with all of them. Tonight is the cruisers gathering so if it doesn't rain, we'll be there to enjoy music and food and conversation. It rained a bit last night, but it's just overcast today. Although it has warmed up some, there were a whole lot of bodies happy to get their bottoms on warm seats on the bus to town this morning!

I spliced the hook onto our new snubber line - glad to see that I haven't totally forgotten the splicing skills Ralph taught me back at TYC! Jim has been working at getting our external antenna set up so we have a better wifi connection if it is ever available. He says he will never ever deal with Sea Tech Communications again since they never return e-mails or phone calls. Extremely frustrating!

I took the picture above outside a school on one of our walks. Interesting!

We have booked our flights home and will fly out of Orlando on Dec 14th, returning on Dec 29th. With any luck, the stars will align, the gods will smile, the weather will be favourable and we'll sail on out of here bound for the south and east!
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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.
Extra:
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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