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

Haulout complete!

24 January 2016 | Clarkes Court Bay Marina
Over the last 6 weeks or so, we've managed to do a huge amount of work on the boat. This isn't the glamorous part of living on a sailboat, but very important. We've 1) repaired the transmission; 2) hauled the boat out of the water; 3) scraped off years of anti-fouling paint; 4) sanded the hull; 5) put on 5 coats of epoxy paint and 3+ coats of anti-fouling paint; 6) repaired the rudder; 7) bought a new head sail; 8) inspected and replaced/rebedded several through hulls; 9) relaunched the boat. Whew! I even managed to sneak away for a Christmas week in Boston.

I can't adequately express how happy I am to be back in the water. The only thing I'll miss about the boatyard is the little black cat that adopted us. She would show up each morning asking for breakfast, and then curl up to sleep in one of the cockpit cubbies. She belonged to the former boatyard manager and makes herself at home with the cruisers. She can even climb up and down the ladder we used to get onto the boat.

Mark and I considered trying to keep her, but she seems well adapted to her boatyard lifestyle. When she can't find people to feed her, she's quite capable of catching mice. She even brought us one at 3am one morning (I'm sure she was annoyed that we didn't get up and congratulate her on her hunting).

Next on the agenda is Grenada race week and a visit from our friend Karen. Back to what life here should be.
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