Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

22 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, St Maarten
14 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
12 March 2019 | Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
08 March 2019 | Sint Maarten, Leeward Islands
06 March 2019 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
04 March 2019 | Anegada, BVI
02 March 2019 | Norman Island, BVI
02 March 2019 | Norman Island, BVI
01 March 2019 | St Thomas, USVI
28 February 2019 | Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands
24 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
22 February 2019
21 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
20 February 2019 | Casa Cubuy, El Yunque Rain Forest, Puerto Rico
17 February 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
15 February 2019 | Between the Navidad Bank and the Samana headland (which is north east of the Dominican Republic)
14 February 2019 | South of the Mouchoir Bank - which is north of the Dominican Republic
13 February 2019 | Six Hills Cays, Turks and Caicos Islands
12 February 2019 | Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands
10 February 2019 | Sapodilla Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands

Thunderbolts & lightening, very very frightening, me, galileo, galileo .....

11 May 2018 | Mathew, East River, VA, USA
Well. The Bruce has done sterling work, so we are very glad indeed that we made the change yesterday. Having anchored at 4pm in brilliant sunshine (so brilliant that needed the bimini for shade), half an hour later the sky grew dark, the clouds massed and within five minutes the wind increased from 3 kts up to the 30s and 40s and thunder rolled in, accompanied by drenching rain - luckily the wind dropped again very quickly. Quite a terrific storm, with lightning too close for our liking, which didn't die down for several hours. Electronics all unplugged, phones and laptops in the oven, and fingers crossed. We were slightly comforted by the fact that we are surrounded by trees which are significantly taller than our mast. Despite the top wind speed of 41kts, the Bruce held and we didn't shift an inch.

But after all that drama, we ended up with a flat calm night, cool air, and a lovely sunlit morning to light up the spotless decks. Once again we are settled in a glorious part of the Chesapeake with move lovely houses and a million crab pots. Still waiting to find the crab shack!

We took the dinghy into look around Mathew only to find that this was not possible at low water. Guppy was firmly stuck in the mud. So we retreated to Barracuda for a couple of hours and let the tide come in whilst we stripped & greased our winches. Once the tide was up we headed into Mathew and negotiated the drainage ditch at the end of the creek to reach a landing place. Mathew is a lovely little town full of antique shops. Trying to decide if we stay for dinner but don't want to be left high and dry in the mud as the tide retreats. Will tell you how that goes tomorrow.
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
Barracuda's Photos - Main
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Created 30 April 2016
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Created 16 September 2015
a pre-retirement holiday
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Created 21 June 2015
some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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Created 16 January 2015
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Created 19 July 2014
2 great weeks with Steve and Bibi Rainey.
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Created 18 July 2014
A long weekend with Catherine and David.
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Created 18 July 2014
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Created 18 July 2014
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Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda, K & G head south to a new home.
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Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Created 18 July 2014
Kate and Graham Chillin'
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Created 18 July 2014

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