Mile High Dream

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Sailing with family

12 April 2015 | Isle de Vieques
Greg sunny and warm
The hard sailing work is now over. No more overnight crossings, early morning escapes and late night arrivals. Unless they are by our choice.
My brother Keith and his wife Corrine arrive and it is time to play. We sail over to the island of Calebra, 19 miles away. The sailing is right into the wind so we are forced to motor sail but we know it will not take all day. We arrive at our anchorage, pick up a mooring ball and off the boat we dive to check out the snorkeling. Great fun followed by dinner on board. The next day is more snorkeling and then back to the Marina so we can pick up their daughter Cassie from the airport.
The next day we sail off to Vieques, 17 miles away and we are able to sail all of the way. Just as we are getting close to where we want to anchor, we catch a fish. This is not good timing as there is a reef on one side, the anchorage is less than a mile ahead of us, we need to get the sails down, and now we need to catch a fish. After some tense moments we get it all done, catch and release the barracuda that we caught and settle down to a very nice calm anchorage. A great day.
We are getting into a routine and the next day is beach time, snorkeling and then off to another beautiful bay to anchor in. Yes the bay was beautiful but not a good night for sleeping. The swells pounded the boat from the side throwing everything not tied down onto the floor. I attempted to turn the boat into the swells by attaching a stern line to the anchor and forcing the boat to meet the wave head on. A great idea and is was calm for about an hour until I realized that the anchor was dragging us across the bay. Back to the sleepless night and staying up on top to make sure we did not drag anymore. This is all part of cruising.
We haul up an anchor and move to a very secluded calm bay and all take a nap before finding another bay to snorkel in. Life sure is tough out here.
That evening we join a tour group to explore the bioluminescent bay. It is totally cool with these single cell organisms exploding with light overtime they are disturbed. A fish swimming away from the electric pontoon we are on leaves a brightly lit trail behind it.
Unfortunately all good thing must come to an end and we are sailing back to the Marina so they can catch their flights home.
A good time was had by all.
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Vessel Name: Mile High Dream
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 400
Hailing Port: Dillon, CO
Crew: Greg Seebart
About: Greg has been sailing since he was 21. I grew up in North Dakota and started taking advantage of the constant winds. After selling my bicycle store in 2006 we got more serious about living our dream on a sailboat. Greg and his wife purchased Mile High Dream in 2013.
Extra:
Greg and Mary had owned Nada Mas, a 23' South Coast, on Lake Dillon in Colorado for 33 years. We chartered in the Caribbean and Calif. numerous times. We were excited to begin our dream. While waiting for a weather window in the Truks and Caicos, Mary died unexpectedly Jan. 6 2015 after a [...]
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