Sapphire Sailing Adventures

Vessel Name: Sapphire
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 41
Hailing Port: Rochester, NY
Crew: Moby & Caroline Burton
20 March 2017 | Domenica Sunset
18 March 2017 | Portsmouth, Domenica
17 March 2017 | Dinghy Dock, Isles de Saintes
16 March 2017 | Iles de Saintes
15 March 2017 | Isles de Saintes, Guadeloupe
13 March 2017 | Captain Awesome in Sapphire's Main Salon
12 March 2017 | Sint Maarten Yacht Club, Our buddies waving goodbye
10 March 2017 | Port de Plaissance dinghy parking lot, Sint Maarten
09 March 2017 | Simpson Bay Lagoon
09 March 2017 | Sint Maarten, the dock behind the Carrousel
07 March 2017 | Cabin Chaos aka things to do on a rainy, windy day
05 March 2017 | Starting line of the Heineken Regatta
05 March 2017 | Enroute to Sint Maarten
04 March 2017 | Tarzan Swing, aboard Sapphire
02 March 2017 | Four Seasons Villa
01 March 2017 | Four Seasons Villa Patio, Catered dinner under the Pergola (left to right, Craig & Jocelyn Beni, Graham & Lulu, Moby (half hidden) , Caroline & Alexa (the nanny)
28 February 2017 | Villa Balcony
25 February 2017 | Sunset view from the Aleta Pool, the Four Seasons, Anguila
25 February 2017 | Buccaneer's Beach Bar, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten
24 February 2017 | Port de Plaissance Country Club, Sint Maarten
Recent Blog Posts
20 March 2017 | Domenica Sunset

Back outta Whack!

You haven’t heard from me for awhile because my back went out of whack and I didn’t think you’d want to hear about that. Overnight, I turned into my mother…not being able to stand up past a 45 degree angle.

18 March 2017 | Portsmouth, Domenica

Goin' for a Ride!!

I couldn’t grab my camera fast enough the first time I saw this couple go by. Hanging happily over the bow of their dinghy was a bear of a dog. Looked like a veerrry happy Bernese Mountain Dog who Loved his dinghy rides. Both paws out front, ears flapping in the wind and a huge smile on his face. It [...]

17 March 2017 | Dinghy Dock, Isles de Saintes

Just Posin'

Watching pelicans can be so entertaining. I especially love it when they swoop high in the sky and then dive bomb straight down to catch their dinner. This one was nice enough to pose for a close-up.

16 March 2017 | Iles de Saintes

When I grow up....

"When I grow up," says the little Opti to the big 4 masted schooner, Sea Cloud, “I want to be Just like you!”

15 March 2017 | Isles de Saintes, Guadeloupe

Isles de Saintes

“What I like about Isles de Saintes is the quaint streets and colorful roofs, the homemade ice cream they serve on the main square in town, and the fact that they only speak French here.” I divulged to Moby.

13 March 2017 | Captain Awesome in Sapphire's Main Salon

Captain Awesome Strikes Again!

I should have gotten a picture of him with his mask and fins on, and the knife in his teeth! It had been a long day of close hauled sailing. Bumpy, but not awful, by any means. We had departed St. Maarten at 1st light and were just reaching Nevis as the sun was setting.

Tyler's Graduation

12 May 2012 | LA at last!
I was heading off to my youngest son, Tyler’s, college graduation. It was one of the biggest events of my life, long anticipated from the day he was born, and one that no mother would miss. However, thanks to a four-hour delay by American Airlines, I missed it.

I had managed to retrieve my checked luggage, got my seat moved up to be in position to be the first person off the plane. (Due to lack of storage space on Sapphire, no rolling suitcases are allowed on our boat.) So I then had to sprint two miles, lugging a heavy duffle and carryon. Zipped my way through security to find that my connecting flight had left six minutes earlier. It was the last flight out Thursday night, which meant there would be no possible way that I could make it to Tyler’s 8 AM graduation.
Tyler’s 2nd ceremony, for the USC Engineering School, was due to begin at 10:45 AM and the replacement flight that American Airlines had stuck me on, was due to land at 11 AM. En route, I noticed on the flight path screen that our plane was making all sorts of extreme detours.

“We apologize for the delay” our Captain announced. “Our President is at the LAX Airport saying goodbye to George Clooney, who has just made a significant campaign contribution. Anyway, the detour that you have undoubtably noticed, is due to the fact that there are about 100 planes out here, trying to avoid colliding. We will be back on course as soon as we are given the word that the coast is clear.”

I was still hoping beyond hope that I could somehow make it to USC before Tyler’s name was called to cross the stage. When we at last landed, there was still another delay, due to the malfunction of the flight bridge.

Despite all of the drama, my oldest son, Nick, saved the day. He had borrowed a car from Tyler’s roommate, picked me up and dropped me off at USC not 5 minutes before Ty’s name was called to cross the stage.  I was absolutely ecstatic.

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