S/V Crystal adventures

cruising the carribean, in search of the golden turtle that lays the golden eggs!

09 June 2008
29 April 2008 | Puerto Aventura, Mexico
12 March 2008 | Portobello Panama
18 February 2008 | Cartegena Colombia
07 February 2008 | COLOMBIA
12 January 2008 | Kralendijk, Bonaire
26 December 2007 | Bonaire
23 December 2007
28 November 2007 | Venezuela
28 October 2007 | Trinidad
19 August 2007 | trinidad
26 July 2007
07 July 2007 | St. Vincent
14 June 2007 | The Saintes, Guadalupe
02 May 2007 | st. Maarten
27 April 2007
22 April 2007 | St.Martin/St.Maartin
07 April 2007
03 April 2007 | St.Thomas
07 March 2007 | st.thomas

The New Years Tradition

12 January 2008 | Kralendijk, Bonaire
Kurt
Yeah! We did it!
Early on New Years Day, we gathered, stretched and warmed up in the rays for the annual New Years Dive in Bonaire! The mission was to retrieve one of the three numbered inflatable tubes, each bearing a prize. The tubes were set free and the West setting Christmas winds blew them away rapidly! About a hundred of us competitors ran into the sea at the blow of a whistle to be the first!
I gave up half way (the wind was blowing the tubes faster than we could swim!) Lisa our competitive teen however did not give up so quickly! She recieved third prize ( breakfast for 2 @ the resort)!
I swam perpendicular to the crowd towards our anchored dinghy and raced to retrieve the exhausted swimmers hundreds of yards out, this gave me a prize as well! (breakfast for 2!) So the next morning it was a well deserved FREE breakfast buffet! What a fun day! The whole event was sponsored by UNOX, some Dutch campbells soup company, but the hats were cool. wadya think?
Anyway, I have managed to repair the motor, new waterpump, ouch! expensive...we need some more competitions for free food!!!
We leave for Curacao tomorrow! Happy new year to all and thank you for your replies! always fun to hear from you!
cheers
kurt and the gang
Comments
Vessel Name: crystal
Vessel Make/Model: pearson 39
Hailing Port: delaware
Crew: kurt, Nadine, Jana and Lisa
Extra: cruising the carribean, with the kids
crystal's Photos - crystal adventures (Main)
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slide show 2006 006: swing in paradise
slide show 2006 011: Marcie from the cruising cat "serendipity" and Lisa enjoy each other.
slide show 2006 012: jillian and jana, its special to meet fellow cruisers with kids!
crystal at sail: Crystal sailing into coral bay in St. John
bitter end: The bitter end yacht club in Virgin Gorda bvi
dinghy problems: yeah!!!  the dinghy works!  Conception Island Bahamas
dinner: This one we cherished after running out of protein in Mayaguana in the Southern Bahamas YES! that is daddy
kids aboard: we have never been so close, cruising has made our family bond like elmers!
 
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Cruising pics alonf the Colombian coast
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Created 8 February 2008
6 Photos
Created 12 January 2008
working on Auquamarine our new home!
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Created 29 September 2007

we are sailing!!

Who: kurt, Nadine, Jana and Lisa
Port: delaware