HALEKAI Sailing Around the World

Nancy and Burger invite you to read about their adventures afloat and ashore.

06 April 2017 | St Lucie Inlet, Florida
02 April 2017 | Stocking Island, Exuma
01 April 2017 | George Town, Exumas
30 March 2017 | George Town, Bahamas
22 March 2017 | Elizabeth Island, Exumas
09 March 2017 | George Town, Exumas
04 March 2017 | Thompson's Bay, Long Island
03 March 2017 | Stella Maris, Long Island
02 March 2017 | Long Island
26 February 2017 | Crossing from Water Cay to Comer Channel, Jumentos
25 February 2017 | Double-Breasted Cay to Thompson's Bay, Long Island
23 February 2017 | Double-Breasted Cay, Jumentos
19 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Jumentos
16 February 2017 | Duncan Town, Ragged Island
15 February 2017
14 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Jumentos
10 February 2017 | Hog Cay, the Jumentos
06 February 2017 | Duncan Town, Ragged Island
05 February 2017 | Hog Cay, Ragged Islands
05 February 2017 | Duncan Town, Ragged Island

Bernie and the Berlin Wall

29 January 2017 | Flamingo Cay, Jumentos
Photo: Bernie aboard his trawler.
Yesterday afernoon we sailed on to Buena Vista Cay and anchored next to the German-flagged trawler, Countess Cosel. Over cracked conch and cold beer aboard Halekai, we got acquainted with Bernhard, who spends his winters here in the Jumentos. He told us the harrowing story of his escape over the Berlin Wall in 1962. He and a friend studied the routine of the border guards and hatched out a plan that gave them 20 seconds to climb the barbed wire fence. They made their dash in the shelter of a truck that brought the relief shift of guards in the cold grey dawn, the rain helping to dim visibility and distract the sleepy guards. They escaped undetected. Bernie eventually emigrated to Milwaukee where he learned to sail on Lake Michigan. This afternoon he invited Burger to hunt and they just returned with their bounty, a lobster and a grouper. Life is good!
Vessel Name: Halekai
Vessel Make/Model: Alden 50 Center Cockpit
Hailing Port: Berlin
Crew: Nancy and Burger Zapf
About:
We sailed around the world in stages aboard Halekai, leaving Annapolis, Maryland in 2004. After several seasons in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, Halekai was shipped from Thailand to Turkey to avoid the pirates in June 2011. [...]
Extra:
We left Germany aboard our first boat, Phantasus, a LeComte NorthEast 38, and crossed the Atlantic in 1975. Six years later we spent a year sailing her from the US East Coast to the South Pacific. After acquiring Halekai, our Alden 50, in 1993, we cruised extensiviely up and down the US East [...]
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