Diary of a Galley Wench

07 May 2016
23 April 2016
04 April 2016
22 March 2016
02 March 2016 | Scoop & Brew St Thomas
09 February 2016
26 January 2016 | Penns Landing Marina, Tortolla, BVI
04 May 2015
22 March 2015
19 February 2015
04 February 2015 | BVIs
26 January 2015 | Penn's Landing - East End Tortolla
26 April 2014
19 April 2014
09 April 2014
09 April 2014
08 April 2014 | St John
07 April 2014 | ended up in St John
26 March 2014 | BVIs
16 March 2014 | Penns Landing, Tortolla


28 April 2012 | GreenIsland, Anitgua
Charm III finished the Regatta taking 2nd place in their class and received the Spirit of Tradition Award due to their late night hours replacing the bowsprit from their Day 2 collision. Congratulations!
We left Falmouth Weds morning and had a pleasant sail up to Jolly Harbor for the night. Most people drive to the grocery store, we sailed. Provisioning for the next two weeks is complete. Well, maybe we will pick up a few things along the way. I would like to advise anyone headed there – drop anchor vs a mooring ball as the mosquitos were not enjoyable.

Thursday morning we had a quickie internet opportunity and not sure when we will again so these words may be days earlier. The fuel dock/marina offered free Google services – Thank you for gmail!
Once leaving the fuel dock we headed south to the south eastern part of Antigua – Green Island. Along the way the fishing line was out and Stephen reeled in a tuna not worth keeping so it was thrown back in to live another day. Once we turned the corner of Anitgua it was sailing dead into the wind as well as seas hence Captain Jim engaged the “iron jenny”. Moving right along another bite on the line. Both guys jumped back there where Stephen took over (I pulled back on the throttle but evidently to much.!?) and reeled in our first Wahoo! Not being a big fish eating person it was the best of the three kinds we have caught. We had enough to share with the boat next door and a dinner for three in the freezer.

We are sitting on a mooring ball where the only thing that separates us from the Atlantic Ocean is a reef. Very similar to the Tobago Cays except this location only has about 20 boats and is filled with kite surfers. There are anywhere from 2-8 flying most of the day.
The night time/morning rain washed off the much accumulated salt we received on our beat here and today’s snorkel was enjoyable. Stephen spotted a rather large crab and of course spent some time coaxing him out of his hole. All pics in Green Island gallery are by him (or me taking them of him) – he is becoming quite the photographer.

Saturday morning we will depart this beautiful sunrise location back to Falmouth to check out and on to Monserrat – the volcano island and inspiration for Jimmy Buffet’s so named song.
Vessel Name: MyDeere
Vessel Make/Model: Hylas 46
Hailing Port: Edenton, NC
Crew: Jim & Deanna Chesson
Jim is the Captain of MyDeere and ready to embark on this first stage of living his dream of sailing around the world. Deanna, galley wench, is on board to provide nourishment, keep order and make sure Stephen fulfills his academic duties. [...]
Extra: We look forward to cruising the Caribbean for the next few months. Counting on each other in regards to maintaining the boat, overnight sails and exploring our surroundings; Trying new foods and learning to cook in a smaller space with limited ingredients; Whatever else life puts in our way!
MyDeere's Photos - Main
37 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
End of 2015 season in the Caribbean
32 Photos
Created 3 May 2015
50 Photos
Created 22 March 2015
19 Photos
Created 22 February 2015
From January to the DiMartinos and a bit of Winging
60 Photos
Created 16 February 2015
With Emery & Jonathan
32 Photos
Created 25 April 2014
6 Photos
Created 19 April 2014
St Maarten, Bucket Race, Anguilla
116 Photos
Created 7 April 2014
Okay, so more pics of underwater than above water. Land camera was McCarthy's
55 Photos
Created 26 March 2014
St John w Janet & Allen B
63 Photos
Created 14 March 2014
35 Photos
Created 26 February 2014
Pictures of underwater world are all done by Jim either on a snorkel or his 2 tank dive.
59 Photos
Created 23 February 2014
31 Photos
Created 17 February 2014
86 Photos
Created 8 February 2014
Pat & Wilson and some good snorkeling pics
64 Photos
Created 30 January 2014
getting started
6 Photos
Created 20 January 2014
a day after the rains
20 Photos
Created 4 May 2012
75 Photos
Created 2 May 2012
26 Photos
Created 28 April 2012
47 Photos
Created 24 April 2012
3 Photos
Created 19 April 2012
20 Photos
Created 17 April 2012
passage back to DOminica and tour day in the rainforest
59 Photos
Created 12 April 2012
34 Photos
Created 25 March 2012
32 Photos
Created 22 March 2012
57 Photos
Created 19 March 2012
13 Photos
Created 15 March 2012
19 Photos
Created 10 March 2012
11 Photos
Created 28 February 2012
from dinghy concert to the end
23 Photos
Created 26 February 2012
52 Photos
Created 23 February 2012
40 Photos
Created 16 February 2012
15 Photos
Created 12 February 2012
29 Photos
Created 6 February 2012
Photographer Jim
37 Photos
Created 4 February 2012
sharks and other wild life
26 Photos
Created 3 February 2012
11 Photos
Created 31 January 2012
Mayreau to Chatham, Union Island
25 Photos
Created 30 January 2012
31 Photos
Created 27 January 2012
the Pitons and Bequai
28 Photos
Created 22 January 2012
8 Photos
Created 29 December 2011
Our maiden voyage in New England
14 Photos
Created 28 December 2011