Madcap Sailing

24 March 2018 | boat in Gold River, NS and crew in Halifax
22 May 2017 | Whittaker Creek, Oriental, NC
15 May 2017 | Boat in Oriental, crew in New Orleans and Nova Scotia
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
26 April 2017 | Oriental, NC
20 April 2017 | Ocean Isle Marina, Ocean Beach, NC at Mile 335.6
17 April 2017 | Dewees Creek, near Charleston, NC
14 April 2017 | St Simons Island
12 April 2017 | Fernandina Beach, FL
11 April 2017 | St Augustine, FL
07 April 2017 | Vero Beach, Florida
03 April 2017 | Ft Pierce, FL
30 March 2017 | Ft Pierce, Florida
28 October 2016 | Madcap in Ft Pierce, Florida and crew in Halifax, Nova Scotia
06 April 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
23 March 2016 | Riverside Marina, Ft. Pierce, Florida
20 March 2016 | Vero Beach, Florida

First Class Entrepreneur

09 February 2010 | Morgan's Bluff, Andros
Beth / 80's again

I told Eugene that I'd write up his great business on the blog - and so here it is - the Pineville Motel in Nichollstown!

We travelled from Morgan's Bluff to Nichollstown in our rental car, but Eugene says he is getting organized to offer shuttle service to cruisers who want to come and use the internet, or shop at the store or enjoy the weekend entertainment. He also has plans for a laundry.

While Judi and I checked email ($5.00), Jim and Alain got a head start on a tour around with Eugene. He is in the midst of renovating some rooms and building a dormitory for groups to come in for meetings or conferences.

The garden area is just lovely - leafy and green - and comes complete with a little petting zoo! We patted a couple of goats, clucked to the chickens and admired the little baby wild boar - which Eugene says will be following him around soon after he is through his obedience classes. Rake'n'Scrape entertainment takes place on Saturday nights - there is a little outdoor dance floor and disco light as well as a screen for outdoor movies.

The meeting room - where Judi and I sat with our computers is set up for distance learning with video camera, screen and sound system, and next to it, is a theatre style room. Eugene explained that he is encouraging folks to bring their families when they come for the music - the kids can watch movies while the adults party.

Next on his building list is a healthy food cafe and laundry.

I have rarely seen anyone so proud of what he is building as well as being such an articulate and enthusiastic promoter. He was positively infectious!

The shuttle would be a really good thing, because while Morgan's Bluff is a good anchoring and tie-up spot for cruisers, there is nothing much there except Willy's Bar, and it is too far to walk to the store, bank, wifi access. We all wish him well and hope he can count on cruisers as well as locals to support him.

Here is the info:

Eugene Campbell, Pineville Motel. 242-329-2788,
Vessel Name: Madcap
Vessel Make/Model: Bayfield 36
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: James D Bissell (Jim) and Elizabeth Lusby (Beth)
About: Beth and Jim have spent the last several winters sailing southern waters on s/v Madcap. They love Halifax in the summer, but plan to spend the winters exploring warmer places - currently the Guatemala, Belize, Honduras area.
The Madcap crew left Ottawa in 2007 to go sailing in the Bahamas. After a highly successful year, they returned to Canada, settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in the fall of 2009 they left to do it again! Journey #3 (2010/11) took them back to the Bahamas and then on to Cuba for several weeks [...]
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