To the bvi and back
12 May 2010
Well, we did it. Our first trip to the BVI on a bareboat. I celebrated my 50th birthday on a leopard 47 and HAD THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE! Oh my gosh! It was awesome! Laura and i had the pleasure of spending a week on Smoke and Roses with some great friends. I cant even begin to tell you about how this trip made me feel. It was absolutely beautiful! If you havent gone sailing in the bvi's, you have to go asap. I have been all over the caribbean, but have never seen the islands from 6 to 8 knots in 90 feet of champagne water! I just thought i had the bug before. I am obsessed now! I have water on the brain and cant get it out of my head.
I have lived a piece of my life that i thought would never come true. I skippered a beautiful catamaran in some of the most beautiful waters in the world. We had the best time and it wouldnt have been the same if it were not for some of our great friends that came with us. I am just a little excited! It has been over a week since we have gotten back and i still get excited thinking about this great trip. Laura handled the boat very well and only felt a little queezy once or twice. We ran into a squall one day and the seas kicked up a little. That was short lived and the weather cleared for the rest of the week. I will be back in the hunt for a catamaran sometime this fall. We have just purchased another home in the Port Aransas, texas area and will be getting closer the salt air in the next couple of months. I am tired of taking the little baby steps to get a cat and after this last trip, I am ready to take the leap!. Patience my boy Patience! I know, I know.
I will be posting a few pics from our trip this weekend and keep all updated on our progress. In the mean time, Get your sails unfurled!