Regenero's Great Escape

06 February 2016 | Francis Bay, St John, USVI
31 January 2016 | Privateer Bay, Norman Island
16 January 2016 | Christmas Cove
07 January 2016
30 November 2015 | Puerto Del Rey, Puerto Rico
25 February 2015
04 February 2015
18 January 2015
11 January 2015
01 January 2015
31 December 2014
28 December 2014
18 December 2014
09 December 2014
06 December 2014

Maho Bay

30 January 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Maho Bay

Yes…Backseaters, we have returned to the scene of the crime! And without a north swell it is an especially lovely place, which is the reason that we chose it in the first place!

We have been busy the last few days – no really! Monday morning, bright and early ( ok…8:00am) Jim got started on rebuilding the starboard head which has been funky for quite some time. It’s a really nasty job anyway, but added to that Jim is not really the optimal size to be working on it, as you really need to be an underweight Jocky to work in most boat compartments. Additionally, he has to do the work on his knees, which just makes it extra challenging for him right now. However, all that said, by 10:30am he was finally done, had the new parts in, and the thing put back together…and not leaking, and flushing like a champ! Hallelujah! (neighbors…get ready to pump!) Since it has been raining on and off all morning, I decided to get the Water catcher ready to deploy. We had a zipper installed last year while we were gone, and when we put the thing up a few days ago discovered that they also made it smaller…which was NOT a good thing. So, we need to reconfigure it in order to make it work. Put it up, measure, get the other material out, measure, cut, turn on the generator, haul out the sewing machine, fix the flywheel, blah, blah, blah…See, I told you we were busy! Finally, the extra material was sewn on, kind of like a wing, and we redeployed the catcher. Now we wait…and wait, and wait for the rain, so that we can make the final adjustments, and see that it all works. Here it is Wednesday, and we are STILL waiting as it has not rained a drop on us since we deployed the catcher on Monday! There were a few promising clouds, but, well, Nothing yet… While we were watching the sunset, two Dolphins came in for a snack, and wandered all around the bay – really lovely to see.

Tuesday, we dropped the Kayak, and took a cruise around Francis Bay, and over into Maho. While here, we saw lots of snorkelers and one told us there were turtles right under our Kayak that she was watching. It’s prettier over here, and shallower, so when we returned to the boat, we dropped our mooring and came over here instead. It was the right move. As there is no north swell, the sea state is comfortable, and the view is really lovely, with palm trees swaying and people on the beach and in the water, much more our style. We took a snorkel and while the water is a bit cloudy and churned up we still saw Rays and turtles and even a small Nurse shark. Ok…really, this is much more our style!

Today dawns clear and bright, with the waves lightly lapping along the white beach and it is quiet in the anchorage….we’ll enjoy it, while we hope for a nice rain storm.
Vessel Name: Regenero
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 41 S2
Hailing Port: Chicago, IL
Crew: Jim & Karen Doyle
Jim retired from the legal field but continues to lecture and teach as an adjunct professor at several Universities both in Illinois and as well as a US MBA program in Eastern Europe. Karen is currently on hiatus from her job. [...]

Who: Jim & Karen Doyle
Port: Chicago, IL