Sapphire Sailing Adventures

Vessel Name: Sapphire
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 41
Hailing Port: Rochester, NY
Crew: Moby & Caroline Burton
17 April 2019 | Laying out 200' of chain on deck
16 April 2019 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
16 April 2019 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
13 April 2019 | Tyrell Bay, Carriacou
12 April 2019 | Admiralty Bay, teaching William about reading music
11 April 2019 | Admiralty Bay, Bequia
10 April 2019 | Pink Sunset off Bequia
10 April 2019 | Papa's Restaurant overlooking Admiralty Bay, Bequia
09 April 2019 | Winfield applying coat #6 of Epiphane Varnish to Sapphire's coaming
08 April 2019 | Tennis Court behind the Gingerbread House, Bequia
04 April 2019 | Floating Beach Bar
04 April 2019 | Bequia
03 April 2019 | Admiralty Bay, Bequia
03 April 2019 | Center Hatch on Sapphire
02 April 2019 | Admiralty Bay, Bequia, The Grenadines
02 April 2019 | Sailing past St Lucia across from the Pitons
28 March 2019 | Anse de Salines, Martinique
28 March 2019
28 March 2019 | Sapphire's Cockpit
24 March 2019
Recent Blog Posts
17 April 2019 | Laying out 200' of chain on deck

Haul Out Day

"I always feel like The Ghost from Christmas Past when we do this exercise of hauling the heavy chain out on our side deck to rinse it and let it dry." On our primary alone, we have 200' of chain and 120' of rope. Then our secondary anchor has 200' of rope and 30' of chain.

16 April 2019 | Prickly Bay, Grenada

Getting Ready to be Hauled Out

We enjoyed a lovely leisurely couple of days sailing down to Grenada from Bequia, arriving on Palm Sunday.

16 April 2019 | Prickly Bay, Grenada

Grenada's Cruiser's Net

The cruiser’s net in Grenada is always very lively. On Safety and Security this morning we heard that a sailboat coming up from Trinidad had a boatful of eight ‘Venezuelan looking’ men trying to overtake them. The sailboat was able to get away,. but the hull is riddled with bullet holes. They [...]

13 April 2019 | Tyrell Bay, Carriacou

New Way to Clear into Customs

How do you clear in to Customs, when you arrive at a port and don’t feel like blowing up your dinghy?

12 April 2019 | Admiralty Bay, teaching William about reading music

Teaching William some Notes

I realized that if I set up my piano early in the morning, then I can play before there is too much sun in the cockpit.

11 April 2019 | Admiralty Bay, Bequia

Paddling around Bequia

As my buddy Joan Dwyer would say, “the goal in paddle boarding is to avoid looking like a little old lady pushing a Wegman’s cart.” Actually, I’ll be doing that soon enough as we are heading home in a week.

Our Peg Legs Experience

02 March 2019 | Peg Legs Beachside Restaurant, Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Caroline Burton
“Oh, did you order something?” the waitress asked Debi, after delivering my vegetarian pizza, Moby’s pepperoni pizza and John’s Mahi mahi at three distinct times, about 5 minutes apart. It was like winning a contest if the food you ordered actually arrived.
Dinner was delicious, and the company couldn’t have been better, but the service was almost laughable.
“Would it be possible to get a small side of marinara sauce for my pizza?” I asked. Five minutes later, with an accentuated presentation, arrived a tray with a large salad plate, in the center of which sat a tiny condiment container filled with about a tablespoonful of marinara sauce. Stone cold. I guess it wouldn’t have occurred to them to warm it up.
“We’ll have two orders of the brownie ala mode for dessert, so we can split them.” John requested.
15 minutes later, the desserts actually arrived together. …with one spoon. “Could we have more spoons please,” I asked sweetly.
“Look,” Gloria sniped as she picked up and slammed down three napkins in which 2 dixie cup sized spoons were hidden… “One. Two. Three!” she said with pure exasperation in her voice as she marched away.
I followed her over to the area of the tent where the other 12 waitresses were also standing around doing nothing. “But there are 4 of us. Could we have one more spoon please?”
It took a few of them several minutes to locate and wash another spoon so that I could then head back to our now melted ice cream.
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