Beyond the Horizon

08 March 2016 | Carriacou
17 February 2016 | Secret Harbor
24 January 2016 | Clarkes Court Bay Marina
13 November 2015
27 October 2015 | Hog Island
18 September 2015 | Miami
03 September 2015 | Nanny Cay, Tortolla, BVI
28 August 2015 | St. Vincent
21 August 2015 | Secret Harbor
17 August 2015
28 July 2015 | Dublin
13 July 2015 | Somerville, MA
06 July 2015

Sewing not sailing

27 October 2015 | Hog Island
I know I've been a bit quiet for a while, but the only sailing we've done lately is a quick trip to the island of Carriacou (part of Grenada but just north of the main island).

So what do we do when we're not traveling? Well, lately I've been sewing. Here's a picture of my first big project. A new awning for the boat. It gives us more shade, more air and it's easier to walk around the boat without ducking our heads. I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out. I haven't done much sewing since my high-school theater days and sewing large pieces of canvas on a small boat is a real challenge.

Next up is a shoe holder and doing a bit of sail maintenance. My industrial strength Sailrite sewing machine is really getting a workout.

Of course, in addition to sewing there is all the usual maintenance work. The latest job was finding and fixing a leak in the hydraulic transmission system. Since we don't want to be "all work and no play" we've found time to follow the Rugby World Cup, swim, bike and make regular visits to Roger's beach bar and Sepp's rum shop to relax and see friends.

It's finally sinking in that this isn't just a vacation, but a new way of life. So far so good. I don't miss sitting in meetings at all.
Vessel Name: En Passant
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 44
Hailing Port: Grenada
Crew: Mark Norman, Lisa Paton
Mark has his RYA/MCA Yacht-master Ocean license and does yacht deliveries, charters and is an ASA Sailing instructor. He spent his pre-sailing life as a marine biologist in Ireland. Lisa has crewed on several yacht deliveries and is an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) member. [...]
En Passant's Photos - Main
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Created 24 January 2016
July 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
From our times together in Grenada. Some of the photos are from before Lisa joined En Passant as permanent crew.
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Created 8 June 2015