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.

Catching up with SeaQuel

10 April 2019 | Papa's Restaurant overlooking Admiralty Bay, Bequia
Caroline Burton
“Look Moby, there is SeaQuel.” I noted as we were dinghy-ing in to shore to do a book swap.
We typically bump into old friends when sailing, but Mary and Brock Micklow were new acquaintances whom we had just met when we hopped on the Volcano Tour at Montserrat. The four of us had squeezed into a van seat made for three.
“We met when I was 15 and Brock was 18,” Mary said. “Brock had done the Chicago-Mackinaw Race a bunch of times. They needed help moving the boat down to Chicago. So my family and I hopped on to crew.”
As we got to know each other over dinner, Moby mentioned how we had taken our honeymoon sailing in Tonga.
“We went on a canoe trip.” Mary responded, adding dryly. “Isn’t that how every new bride wants to spend her honeymoon?” Brock’s response was even funnier. From the blank expectant expression on his face, I think he thought the answer was “Of course!”
“There were bears.” Mary continued. “One ran off with our backpack containing our only car keys, a borrowed Pentax camera, some candy bars and my hairbrush. We scouted around the next day and Brock actually found the backpack, but the bear ate the candy bars and kept my hairbrush.”
Delightful, talented couple who managed to retire early to pursue their dream of sailing. Well, Brock’s dream. Mary loves to sail but is also itching to get back on the slopes.


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