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

Haul Out

28 May 2010 | Tiger Point Marine, Fernandina Beach FL
Beth / 90's
The cruise of 2009/2010 is officially over.

We had Madcap hauled out at Tiger Point Marine yesterday afternoon. It all went well with very professional work by the yard folks. Bill (the owner) adjusted the sling so we wouldn't have to take down the radar pole and wind generator. My heart was in my mouth just in case the balance was thrown off but that man knew what he was doing and she came up level. Mike powerwashed off all the crud from the last 7 months in the water and she is now safely settled in a good sturdy cradle.

We spent the last several days unloading excess - clothing, parts, books, food, "stuff" that we had carried around "just in case", and disinfecting every surface and locker so there should be no growing things over the summer. The exterior wood has more coats of cetol, the stainless is shiny and we left pots of damp-rid and jars of mothballs all over the place.

We didn't have time to find the netting cover that some boats use, and our northern cover is much too heavy for this climate so we'll take our chances with the sun and see what happens.

We hit the road at 4:30 and will make our way in fits and starts northward to NS. We are currently driving a rental car (Maryland plates) that we're taking from Jacksonville to Boston for the princely sum of $12 per day. From there we have another rental from Boston to Halifax that will cost $18 if we can do it in one day. We hope all goes well getting across the border, because if we hit a snag in our plans we'll be like refugees waiting on the US side of the border for someone to cross over and pick us up (along with our whole mountain of assorted bags and boxes)!

I'll put up another post with statistics from the voyage. Once again, it has been a wonderful year!
Comments
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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