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
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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

St Barts

29 March 2014
DAY 90 – March 27th 2014 – St. Barts
Enjoyed the wonderful internet again this morning, worked, updated my blog which had not been done for at least ten days, but still not able to Skype for some reason, whenever I do Mum and I sound like fish in a bowl. Spent all day wandering around the wonderful little cobble streets and great shops, we were going to come back for the party but it was bumpy and we must have had too much sun and were quite tired so decided to stay aboard tonight.
DAY 91 – March 28th 2014 – St. Barts
As the boats started to leave the dock we headed ashore to watch the first Race from the top of one of the hills. It was a fantastic sight but really hot so we went and had lunch to cool off and then back up the hill to watch the finish line. The Bucket Races are just like our Turkey Trot where all the boats are rated and have start times instead of all at once. Yesterday Doug fished out of the harbour a cap from State of Grace one of the Grand Dames in the race. I wore my new cap all day. About 8.30 we headed ashore for the Boat Hop (for VIPS not mere mortals like us) and I was itching to see my boat. There she was in all her glory alongside all the others, State Of Grace is 40M and from Douglas on the Isle Of Man so I felt very close to her being British and all that. Donna and I walked on while the lads were discussing something and we started chatting with another boat security about how we can get on these boats, he said you have to be invited but if we wanted too we could hop on and have a quick look. I felt odd doing that and walking around knowing that we really were not supposed to be on board, so I declined and thanked him and then headed back toward the lads. WELL there they were on the stern of my boat, the nerve. It took a while to get us on board, the swell in this harbour is huge and these massive boats were swaying back and forth a good six feet. Eventually we did it and there we were on a MEGA YACHT, champagne was handed out and we took pictures and then a quick tour of the guest cabins, very nice I must say. It even had a full gym and a sauna that has never been used. Top that I don’t think so, we said our goodbyes and good luck tomorrow and then headed home to our MINI YACHT and another bumpy night
DAY 92 – March 29th 2014 – St. Barts
Second day of the races and the boats are heading North in a Zig Zag line so we decided to watch from Moma and take a day off from going ashore. They started under Spinnaker which was really exciting and passed in front of us, but a long way away. We could see them all milling around in the distance as they Zig Zagged around the marks and we enjoyed the commentary on 68 and the competitors on 17 being very polite, saying things like “coming up behind, what is your intention” and other requests “I have the line, give us room”. One ran aground which was sad but not much damage I think, one had an injury that was not serious. Eventually they all came back and we watched a close finish. Tonight is Caribbean theme and lots of fun, after getting our drinks and doing another walk past the yachts we arrive at the tent and the entertainment just started up and goodness me who was the opening act for Soley a popular performer here but Jimmy Buffett himself. Well that was fun, he sang about five songs and then hopped on one of the boats to relax and chat
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
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Created 31 March 2014
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Created 27 March 2014
6 Photos
Created 15 March 2014
Journey to and round island
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Created 15 March 2014
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Created 10 March 2014
Saba Rock, Bitter End, Biras Creek Leverick Bay
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Created 10 March 2014
BVI
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Created 8 February 2014
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Created 4 January 2014
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Created 4 January 2014
West Palm, Fort Lauderdale
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Created 25 March 2012
Freeport and West End
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Created 25 March 2012
Doug on his own
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Created 25 March 2012
Bahamas
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Created 23 January 2012
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Created 23 January 2012
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Created 23 January 2012
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Created 8 January 2012
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Created 8 January 2012
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Created 8 January 2012
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Created 3 January 2012
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Created 26 December 2011
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Created 26 December 2011
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Created 26 December 2011
South Carolina
42 Photos
Created 20 September 2011
South Carolina
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Created 20 September 2011
North Carolina
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Created 13 September 2011
Virginia
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Created 10 September 2011
Maryland
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Created 10 September 2011
New Jersey
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Created 10 September 2011
New York
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Created 10 September 2011
Newport, Clinton and Manhasset
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Created 27 August 2011
Barr Harbor, Camden, Portland and Boston
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Created 27 August 2011
Including Lunenburg, Liverpool and Shelburne
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Created 13 August 2011
Halifax, Armdale and Peggys Cove
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Created 13 August 2011
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Created 13 August 2011
2 days here, really enjoyed it.
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Created 30 July 2011
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Created 30 July 2011
So far this has been the best part of the trip
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Created 30 July 2011
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Created 30 July 2011
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Created 30 July 2011
Leaving Iriqouis
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Created 14 July 2011

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