Living the Dream

18 April 2014 | Puerto Rico
10 April 2014
04 April 2014 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
29 March 2014
26 March 2014 | St.Barts
24 March 2014 | St.Marten
23 March 2014 | St.Marten
22 March 2014
22 March 2014 | St.Marten
17 March 2014 | St.Marten
15 March 2014 | Saint Marting
13 March 2014 | Saint Martin
03 March 2014 | Puerto Rico
26 February 2014
23 February 2014 | Virgin Gorda
22 February 2014
16 February 2014 | St John
13 February 2014 | St John

Cole Bay

22 March 2014 | St.Marten
DAY 81 - March 18th 2014 - Cole Bay - St. Marten
The wind has picked up this morning and we are glad to leave as the waves are getting bigger, it was quite a fun ride back with big rollers and 4 foot waves on top. As we approached Philipsburg we could see the America Cup boats out sailing, the Stars and Stripes and Canada One are now taking people out for rides. We were able to get quite close and I took some good pictures. Arrived back at Simpson Bay too early for the 3pm Bridge opening so we had to anchor for a couple of hours, then into the bay and anchored close to where we were before. Tonight a visit to Barnacles to eat and chat with friends, a busy life we lead.
DAY 82 - March 19th 2014 - Cole Bay - St. Marten
I have not yet visited Marigot so did a circumnavigation of the whole Lagoon by dinghy, met up with Barbara and John who have a Cal that we met in Puerto Del Ray, chatted to them for a while, a tour of Marigot harbour and then all the way over to the fancy Cupecoy Bay, it is a huge lagoon, much larger than I remembered and it was getting quite overcast with big black clouds looming over us, as we got back to the boat the heavens opened. "Just in time" I said, but it was over in ten minutes. Tonight we are heading to the Yacht Club for the 5pm opening.
DAY 83 - March 20th 2014 - Cole Bay - St. Marten
Today a trip to Philipsburg with Donna and Jack while Doug waited for the auto helm guy to turn up, when we got back Doug was taking the anchor up, so we chased after him and Jack deposited me on board while Moma was under way. Apparently the guy never turned up so Doug was going to motor round the lagoon and see if it was now working. It seemed to be OK after he had cleaned out the knot meter that was filled with creepy crawly bugs so back we go to anchor again and off to Cruisers night at the Pink Iguana which is a bubble gum pink tug that is now a bar. We met some very interesting people and our friends Barbara and John and then a scary ride across the lagoon in the dark, nearly being run down by a very fast dinghy who flew across our bow with no lights on.
DAY 84 - March 21st 2014 - Cole Bay - St. Marten
A cleaning day for me intermittent with reading a book while Doug worked on wiring again to find out why the Solar Panel fuse had overheated.
DAY 85 - March 22nd 2014 - Cole Bay - St. Marten
Another day here and a farewell drink with Heather and Rob and promised to go and see them in the summer. I like this reading business, nearly finished a book which is rare for me. For lunch we head off with Donna to Sunset Beach to watch the planes go overhead, it was packed there must have been some cruise ships in Philipsburg but we were able to get a seat on right on the balcony overlooking the bay. Took some great pictures including the Trump Jet, I wonder who it had dropped off??. Another plane drove very close to the fence, we could see the pilot and co-pilot waving out of the window and then he held the brakes on before taking off to give all those at the fence a good blast. People went flying down the beach along with towels and debris, as we left Doug was standing at the fence and I was going to take a picture of the plane taking off not thinking to hold on, as it pulled away I was just about to go flying when Doug grabbed me and saved me from falling on the pavement. My hero.
Comments
Vessel Name: Moma Cal
Vessel Make/Model: Cal 39
Hailing Port: Ottawa
Crew: Doug Patterson, Cherry Stobie and Pinot
About:
Doug a seasoned and accomplished sailor met Cherry an ex polo player who was enjoying cruising the Ottawa River with dreams of cruising to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. [...]
Moma Cal's Photos - Main
St. Bart
20 Photos
Created 31 March 2014
13 Photos
Created 27 March 2014
6 Photos
Created 15 March 2014
Journey to and round island
22 Photos
Created 15 March 2014
17 Photos
Created 10 March 2014
Saba Rock, Bitter End, Biras Creek Leverick Bay
16 Photos
Created 10 March 2014
BVI
8 Photos
Created 8 February 2014
20 Photos
Created 4 January 2014
15 Photos
Created 4 January 2014
West Palm, Fort Lauderdale
20 Photos
Created 25 March 2012
Freeport and West End
18 Photos
Created 25 March 2012
Doug on his own
20 Photos
Created 25 March 2012
Bahamas
28 Photos
Created 23 January 2012
20 Photos
Created 23 January 2012
21 Photos
Created 23 January 2012
11 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
11 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
20 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
20 Photos
Created 3 January 2012
22 Photos
Created 3 January 2012
21 Photos
Created 26 December 2011
25 Photos
Created 26 December 2011
28 Photos
Created 26 December 2011
South Carolina
42 Photos
Created 20 September 2011
South Carolina
2 Photos
Created 20 September 2011
North Carolina
20 Photos
Created 13 September 2011
Virginia
20 Photos
Created 10 September 2011
Maryland
17 Photos
Created 10 September 2011
New Jersey
41 Photos
Created 10 September 2011
New York
20 Photos
Created 10 September 2011
Newport, Clinton and Manhasset
45 Photos
Created 27 August 2011
Barr Harbor, Camden, Portland and Boston
40 Photos
Created 27 August 2011
Including Lunenburg, Liverpool and Shelburne
24 Photos
Created 13 August 2011
Halifax, Armdale and Peggys Cove
16 Photos
Created 13 August 2011
11 Photos
Created 13 August 2011
2 days here, really enjoyed it.
16 Photos
Created 30 July 2011
18 Photos
Created 30 July 2011
So far this has been the best part of the trip
20 Photos
Created 30 July 2011
20 Photos
Created 30 July 2011
18 Photos
Created 30 July 2011
Leaving Iriqouis
20 Photos
Created 14 July 2011

Who: Doug Patterson, Cherry Stobie and Pinot
Port: Ottawa