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Local WildLife
01/27/2010, Tobago Cays

Some of the local wildlife

Tobago Cay
01/26/2010, Tobago Cays

We left Bequia yesterday morning after the girls did some shopping and provisioning in town. Beautiful 23 mile sail down to Tobago Cays. Look it up on the internet, I am not sure pictures can do it justice. We are anchored in about 9 feet of water off the horseshoe reef. Nothing in front of us except the breaking surf. We get the full force of the ocean wind and fairly flat seas. Very cool.

The sail down here was great until we got a line caught in the prop, were it actually pulled the prop shaft right out of the coupling on the V drive. We were able to sail into the lee of one of the islands to anchor and make repairs. Beckie did a great job under extreme conditions as we were flanked on all sides by shallow reefs. My buddy Walt was there to help with the underwater job of pushing the shaft back in while I aligned the shaft and key. Took a few hours after after which we were able to reanchor in the spot off the reef. Disaster averted...... Dumbass rookie mistake. Alan & Beckie

01/26/2010 | Karin Beachner
Alan, Perhaps you had other things on your mind and you were distracted. That is certainly understandable. Glad all worked out . It's good to see how things are under pressure:)
01/26/2010 | Stacie
Hi Dad! I miss ya. Have fun with Beckie! Love ya :)
Change in Plans
01/22/2010, Young Island Cut, St Vincent

Beckie's flight to Canouan was canceled and redirected to St Vincent. So, I sailed north to St Vincent to await her arrival tomorrow afternoon. First time I have been on a STB tack in quiet awhile. Amazing what gets tossed about. Quick 10 mile in a close reach winds gusting to 22 and big a** swells off the ocean between the islands. Time to clean up the boat and make is presentable for someone other than myself.... a

01/22/2010 | Stephanie Siegrist
Hi, Alan--have had your note/blog address on my desk and finally checked up on you. Cool site--looks like you're having a great trip and quite an adventure. Did you feel the earthquake? Do you get a sense of the activity going on in Haiti from where you are (planes flying over, military ships, etc...)? 'Hope the knee is holding up!
01/22/2010 | Captn Ron
Looked at the "Spot" track. How strange to see you sail...north!
01/23/2010 | Chuck
Call me when you can about dates
01/24/2010 | Mom
whats going on where are you know?

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