Mile High Dream

06 June 2020 | San Juan, Puerto Rico
16 May 2020 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
16 May 2020 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
04 May 2020 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
20 April 2020 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
01 April 2020 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
30 March 2020 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
22 March 2020 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
10 February 2020 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
27 January 2020 | Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadnes
18 December 2019 | prickly bay
09 December 2019 | Halifax bay
16 November 2019 | Prickley Bay, Grenada
20 April 2019 | Antigua
13 April 2019 | Jolly Harbor, Antigua
01 March 2019 | St. Martin
17 February 2019 | Guadeloupe
06 February 2019 | guadeloupe
05 February 2019 | guadeloupe
27 January 2019 | guadeloupe

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01 April 2020 | Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia
Greg Seebart
What a cruel April fools day joke is being played on me here in St. Lucia. A 24 hour curfew and total lockdown. Only Police, Fire personal, health, and Military personal allowed to b moving around without government permission.

Oh wait, it’s not an April Fools day prank. It is for real. I never thought I would be in a situation like this. I will just add this to my list of new experiences and another adventure.

As many of you have heard, St. Lucia imposed a 24 hour curfew starting at 5:00 am this morning. It was announced around 8:30 during a time when the night time curfew was already in effect. The big part of the plan is that all grocery stores are now closed. This is in effect until April 7th. This news came without any warning so many people do not stock up with essentials. They like many Americans only live paycheck to paycheck and can not stock up due to lack of funds anyway. Now there is no paycheck and no where to spend money even if you could. It will be very interesting how everyone reacts to this.

At this time I actually see dingy’s arriving from the bay. I am not sure what they are doing. They are certainly not following protocol. This blatant ignoring of local laws may have a very adverse impact on the cruising world here in St. Lucia. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that will not happen.

We are a little more sheltered in the marina and living on the boat.i have water and electricity available and the ability to walk n the dock to stretch my legs. I did listen to friends and I have stocked up with some canned goods that I have never purchased in my life. It will be a test of my culinary skills or I may be pleasantly surprised. While in Martinique, we purchased a canned duck cassoulet. We did it more for a joke that anything else. With a few additions, I prepared it and to everyone’s surprise, it was amazingly good. I don’t think I’ll be quite as lucky with the canned corned beef.

No beach walks today, life in paradise has taken a little detour. It still is a beautiful view from my cockpit as the photo shows. It's the only one I'll see for a while so I'm glad it is a nice one.
Stay healthy and do not take anything for granted. It can all change in a heartbeat.
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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.
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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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Mile High Dream's Photos - Main
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Created 9 February 2019
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Created 18 December 2018
Mile High Dream Being put in the water in Grenada
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Created 27 November 2018
A break from sailing
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Created 21 February 2017
Getting to the Bahamas
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Created 7 March 2014