Sailing with Nine of Cups

Vessel Name: Nine of Cups
Vessel Make/Model: Liberty 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado, USA
Crew: Marcie & David
About: We've lived aboard Nine of Cups since 2000 and have managed to accumulate 86,000+ nm under the keel since that time. We completed a circumnavigation in April 2015 and managed to sail around the five great southern capes. Come along with us for the ride!
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29 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
28 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
27 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
26 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
25 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
24 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
23 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
22 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
21 April 2016 | Port of Spain, Trinidad
20 April 2016 | Mount St Benedict, Tunapuna, Trinidad
19 April 2016 | Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
18 April 2016 | Waterloo, Trinidadm
17 April 2016 | Toco, Trinidad
16 April 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
15 April 2016 | Asa Wright Nature Centre
14 April 2016 | Asa Wright Nature Centre
13 April 2016 | Asa Wright Nature Centre
12 April 2016 | Along Eastern Main Road, Trinidad
11 April 2016 | North Coast, Trinidad
10 April 2016 | North Coast, Trinidad
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Exploring Schooner Cove

25 February 2012 | Port Davey, Tasmania
A wonderfully calm, peaceful night. We rested well and awoke to a gorgeous sunrise with the sun reflecting off the tops of the mountains. We broke a few things on the way down...wouldn't have been an "exhilarating" ride, if we didn't. David spent a few hours doing a repair to the wind gen support structure, the remote auto pilot and replaced an alarm LED that had faded out. Then we were ready to go ashore.

Just on the dinghy ride in, we saw a tiny flotilla of grebes diving for breakfast. They scattered as we motored near. The silver gulls, on the other hand, were looking for handouts and had no problems coming close. A young black swan couple paddled by leisurely. Ashore we had our first encounter with a black currawong, a native Tasmanian bird that looks like a big raven with dabs of white on its tail feathers. Actually there were several of them. They're not shy and tend to be very raucous...very crow-like.

We wandered up a path for awhile then along small, adjoining white-gravel beaches. The day was warm and bright and it was a joy just to be out and about. We'll move tomorrow in anticipation of strong N/NW-W winds in the forecast. This anchorage is lovely but subject to willie-willies (williwaws, if we were in Patagonia), those strong blasts of wind that funnel through the clefts in the mountains surrounding us.
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