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Swingin' on a Star
Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".
The Abernethy's and Matsuzawa's Aboard
Randy
03/21/2007, Leverick Bay

Hideko's parents, Atsuo San and Yukiko San arrived today (the day after we did). We took the day to pick them up from the airport and get everyone settled in.

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04/22/2007 | Jeff
Oh man Randy you're a brave, brave man. Both inlaws and outlaws together on a 50' vessel? :-)
04/30/2007 | Randy
Hey Jeff,

Quite a feat huh?! Swingin' on a Star proved up to the task. a great time was had by all. Great to hear from you. How's Itty Kitty progressing?

-Randy
Mom
Randy
03/20/2007, Leverick Bay

Here's Mom enjoying the sunset in the cockpit. Hideko and I returned to Leverick Bay late this evening. We can't thank my parents enough for looking after things while we were gone.

Hideko's parents arrive tomorrow and the day after we're panning to sail up to Anagada for a night and then back to Tortolla where my parents will fly home.

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Pop planning the sail
Randy
03/19/2007, Leverick Bay

Pops in the Saloon consulting the charts and/or a martini.

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The Current Champ
Randy
03/18/2007, Saba Rock

Mom and Dad found my favorite spot at Saba Rock.

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Hammock Hunt
Randy
03/17/2007, Bitter End

While Hideko and I were saying omedetou gozaimasu to Hiroatsu my Mom and Dad (from the looks of their collection of photos) were surveying the best hammock facilities in North Sound. This one is at the Bitter End Yacht Club.

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04/25/2007 | Pablo
Now that's what I'm all about, HAMMOCKS rule my siesta world! Your mom and dad and have the right idea. Great photo.
04/25/2007 | Pablo
Now that's what I'm all about, HAMMOCKS rule my siesta world! Your mom and dad and have the right idea. Great photo.
Stern To
Randy
03/16/2007, Leverick Bay

This is what happened to an unfortunate Boston Whaler parked stern to the seas during those few days at Leverick.

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Building Chop
Randy
03/15/2007, Virgin Gorda

The west side of this dock is the calmer side as the wind tends to come (always comes?) from the east and the seas tend to come (always come?) from the north. The area is pretty sheltered but there's a fair amount of fetch across the sound.

I was happy we were reserved on the west side. Right until we docked. I pulled in bow first but we had to flip the boat around before we left to set up the boarding ramp. Without the ramp my parents weren't going to be able to get Roq on and off the boat and might risk a swim on their own as well.

Stern to the boat was facing the wrong way and as you can see from the photo, the seas got up as soon as we left. When the waves start running the transom slaps and makes a fairly annoying sound with each slap. Unless you have a Hans Christian your boat is going to be much happier facing the wind and seas.

Sorry Mom and Dad...

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