R/V SLOTH & M/V NOMADIC SPIRIT

One for the sea, One for the land...... Living the Nomadic Life is our plan

Who: Janice & Steve

Click: Where are we now?

'OMG It's Almost Time' in 'Getting the Boat Ready' attempts to describe my excitement of our impending departure.
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Check out our Favorite Anchorages and best snorkeling spots in Blog Catagory 'Our Favorite Things'
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And our thoughts on the completion of our first year in 'Our Cruising Advenures'!

Antigua

29 March 2012
The Island with 365 Beaches

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We woke up before the 2AM alarm went off and prepared to set sail. Wind was scheduled to be out of the east but you know how accurate forecasts are! We had a south east wind and, you got it, our heading was directly into the wind. Several tacks and just under 30 hours later we had made the 80 mile trek to Antigua from St Barths. That is 80 miles if we could have sail straight there but we are a sailboat after all. With the current against us we made miserable time no matter how I try to rationalize it but it was a pleasant crossing. We had 'Under the Dome' by Stephen King on audio book and that kept us entertained. After arriving in Falmouth Harbor we took a quick shower then cleared in at Nelson's Dockyard, the historic headquarters for Admiral Nelson from days of old. After lunch we slept for hours. We followed that by going to bed early and sleeping for 10 more hours. Yes, we did take naps while sailing but it is still exhausting.



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Last night we met some friends for 'Tot', a British tradition that basically involved drinking rum while toasting the Queen. Antigua while still very British, was given their independence years ago, but an excuse to drink rum is still an excuse to drink rum!



As we sat in the cockpit listening to the end of our audio book this evening, we saw whales breaching and splashing fins on the surface of the water outside the harbor. Seeing a whale, huge and heavy, shoot completely out of the water and causing a splash several stories high is a sight to behold. We have been so very lucky to see such amazing sights.


P.S. The pic is me, 'Up The Mast', changing the spreader lights.
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Vessel Name: Nomadic Spirit
Vessel Make/Model: 32' Island Gypsy & 36' Monaco
Crew: Janice & Steve
About:
This adventure began in October of 2007 when Steve came to look at a boat that Janice had for sale on Craig's List. Steve wanted to learn how to sail and Janice needed a new kitchen. [...]
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FAVORITE QUOTES: 'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do then by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.' Mark Twain 'We went cruising not to [...]
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One for the sea, One for the land...... Living the Nomadic Life is our plan

Who: Janice & Steve

Click: Where are we now?

'OMG It's Almost Time' in 'Getting the Boat Ready' attempts to describe my excitement of our impending departure.
____________________
Check out our Favorite Anchorages and best snorkeling spots in Blog Catagory 'Our Favorite Things'
___________________
And our thoughts on the completion of our first year in 'Our Cruising Advenures'!
'You're lucky if YOUR LOVE loves what you love the best' Eileen Quinn