Happy Birthday Evan!
25 March 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Off the mooring and headed for Vieques.
After clearing the mooring and then racing to get ahead of the ferry, we had a great sail down to Vieques today. 7.5 knots steady and up to 9 at times, in 15 knots of breeze off 60 degrees…ahhhhh, yes I remember this! Although the sea was a little bumpy, it eased up after we rounded the east coast of Vieques, and we headed to Ensenada Honda. The day is overcast and cloudy as we pulled into this immense Bay, not entirely sure if the Range control officers were going to kick us out again, but feeling confident since it is a Sunday. After getting anchored, we make plans for Pizza aboard Wind Shepherd for dinner, then Skype with our now 4-year-old grandson to sing Happy Birthday. We picked up a dolphin Puppet in Dewey who sang along with us, and surly was the highlight for Evan!.
We elect not to put up our rain catchment – which turns out to be a big mistake. It rains on and off lightly before and as we are heading over to dinner, then a huge rain storm hits us while we are eating and pours for nearly an hour. We could have filled every spare container aboard…if only! As it turns out, we had a leak in the hatch over our berth, that we have been meaning to replace, and had to dry out sheet and cushion overnight.
Wind Shepherds Pizza was a huge treat and we really enjoyed the homemade crust as well as the special camaraderie of good friends. The night was noisy and loud aboard Regenero and rolly on Wind Shepherd, and we planned to head out in the morning.