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

Trellis, Cane Garden, Sopers and St.Thomas

08 April 2014
DAY 99 – April 5th, 2014 – Saba Rock – Virgin Gorda
Another day on the boat, but enjoyed not going ashore, caught up on work and am reading huge amounts lately. I got through another book.
DAY 100 – April 6th, 2014 – Trellis Bay – Tortola – BVI
Hopped across to Trellis Bay today, great sail even though the wind is still topping 17knots and up. Met a couple from the UK at the Loose Mongoose, Tina and Martin on Petronella, had a great chat and then dinner, the best Shrimp Alfredo I have ever had.
DAY 101 – April 7th, 2014 – Cane Garden Bay – Tortola – BVI
Coffee on board Petronella, what a lovely boat, Tina and Martin had bought her across the Atlantic in December and have been cruising for ten years. We let go of the mooring and headed off to Cane Garden, I have wanted to visit here for a while but have heard stories of the big swells so we thought we should give it a try and if it was too bad head over to Jos Van Dyke. It was beautiful; the bay is very large with mooring balls that are spread far apart. The bay was protected with the wind direction tonight so we decided to stay. We also found a dock where we could get propane, good note for anyone as propane is not that easy to get and sometimes have to carry the tank a long way, well Cane Garden has it right there. Ashore we found many beach bars and a few little groceries with limited supplies. Happy hour and munchies at the Sailors Rest, a cute little place on stilts by the dinghy dock, chatted with a few cruisers, one couple from Canada another strange guy we were not sure where or what he was doing or going.
DAY 102 – April 8th, 2014 – St. Thomas – US Virgin Islands
Doug found a rum factory here in Cane Garden so we went ashore for a walk and then a visit to this very ancient rum factory where Doug bought a 10 yr old bottle of rum. Left Cane Garden and had a great sail to Sopers hole to check out, I was even able to sit on the deck. No mooring ball fights today, got one straight away and Doug went ashore to check out. Actually the amount of boats especially charters are getting less and there is a mooring ball everywhere you go now. Heading off to St. Thomas, we did a drive by or sail by I should say past all the lovely bays on the North Side of St. John, will stop there another time, the wind is picking up and as we sailed between John and Thomas the waves grew, but going downwind is not so bad. Arrived in Charlotte Amalie early enough to head in and Visit Belle at the Customs Office, “we’re back I said” Belle has family in Toronto and we had chat a lot about Canada each time we go in. She even gave us our check out papers so that we did not have to go in again. Then a windy walk back to Blackbeards pub for Nachos.
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
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Created 23 January 2012
11 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
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Created 8 January 2012
20 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
20 Photos
Created 3 January 2012
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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