Sailing the Karina C

Vessel Name: Karina C
Vessel Make/Model: Spencer 35
Hailing Port: Nanaimo, B.C.
Crew: Jay + Anita Bigland
About: We are a crew of 2 ready to take on adventure on the Pacific Coast. We have returned from sailing to Mexico from 2010-15.
Extra: email us at jayanitabigland@gmail.com
20 January 2018 | Willemstad Curaçao
09 January 2018 | Fort de France Martinique
03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale
01 January 2018 | Victoria airport
14 November 2017
12 September 2017 | Nanaimo
01 September 2017 | Nanaimo
04 July 2017
16 May 2017 | S Pender Island
03 May 2017 | Westport Marina
08 April 2017 | Nanaimo
28 March 2017 | Home
05 March 2017 | Singapore Airport
01 March 2017 | Enroute to Singapore
01 March 2017 | At sea towards Singapore
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
28 February 2017 | Laem Chabang
Recent Blog Posts
20 January 2018 | Willemstad Curaçao

In Curaçao

Anita in the fashion show onboard the Koningsdam.

09 January 2018 | Fort de France Martinique

In Fort de France

Soufrierre Bay and town. It was the first capital of St. Lucia. Pitons are to the right.

03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale

Set.....

Inside the cruise ship terminal

01 January 2018 | Victoria airport

Ready......

The view from the cafe at Victoria Airport.

14 November 2017

Mothballed!

We have shut down Karina C for the winter. All has been decommissioned. We hope to get Karina C recommissioned in March 2018 and sail off to Olympia WA for our next international cruise. We had a wonderful summer on the boat and hope that 2018 will be even better. During the winter we are going to cruise [...]

12 September 2017 | Nanaimo

Cabbage & Tumbo Island

A google earth view.

Set.....

03 January 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale
Jay/ Wet
Inside the cruise ship terminal

Tuesday, January 2 1000

We were up a few minutes before the alarm went off at 0455. Had a nice breakfast of cheerios and coffee. Got to the airport at 0615. Boarded the plane at 0815.
Then we sat at the terminal
And sat.
And sat.
At 0915 we started moving again. By that time, I got a severe case of numbum. So did Anita. Our stewardess looks like Tammy Faye Bakker's makeup teacher. No idea of what she looks like behind all that makeup and false eyelashes. We had a French teacher back in high school that must have put her makeup on with a trowel.
The crew says they will make up for the time we sat at the airport by reckless flying. We'll see how that goes. So far, my bum has achieved a blissful state of paralysis where I can't feel anything. My seat mate is snoring. Anita is dozing and I am writing. The young fellow to my left is a criminal justice student from Florida. I guess that means he knows how to survive in the slammer or commit the perfect crime. Says he wants to work for ATF when he graduates. I guess these folks go around and make sure every American is equipped with a bottle of booze, a package of Cuban cigars and an AK-47. That is mandatory equipment on the streets of Fort Lauderdale. Don't wanna mess with the little stuff. Do it right.
Almost everything is pay for on this flight. Fortunately, Anita swiped some fruit and a muffin from the breakfast buffet, so we'll be good until we land. We loose 3 hours on this flight. I will need to download the book on the watch when I get to the hotel so I can change the time zones. I want to start lunch as it is 2:00 pm in Fort Lauderdale, but its 11:00 am in Seattle.
We have never been to Ft. Lauderdale before. My only association is painting our boat above the waterline Lauderdale Blue. According to my seat mate, the town is only about a half hour drive N of Miami. The W Coast weather seems to have followed us to the East as it is supposed to be in the mid 60F (16C) so the pool will be off for us today. Probably get an early night and then go in quest for an electric razor in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow. ( I forgot the electric cord)
Typically, the cruise ship terminal and the hotel are far away from a Target, Walgreens, or Walmart where I might get a cheap electric razor. I may have to run the power out on my razor and bleed from there. Anita says I should just grow a beard. I know what that means: no smooching for the vacation as she never kisses a grizzly face.
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We just finished supper at the bar+grill at the restaurant. There was no other place to eat. In the restaurant was comedian Kareoke. These guys were proof of life after death. The comedy made me look like Bob Hope. Then, We flee back to our room and turn on the news to hear President Kim declare he has the nuclear button on his desk. President Trump responds he has a bigger button. I feel safe just knowing that.
We are to bed in a few minutes so we can get to the cruise terminal early and go off in quest for an electric razor. My next best hope is the US Virgin Islands. All the rest of the islands run on 220V I suspect.
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