The Voyages of s/v Silverheels III

...a virtual ship's logbook, and some thoughtful (unabashed?) reflections on our sea-going experiences.

04 November 2017 | Somewhere in the Eastern Caribbean
18 October 2017 | Le Marin, Martinique in the French West Indies
25 January 2017 | Gosier, Guadeloupe
19 January 2017 | Le Gosier, Guadeloupe
19 January 2017 | Le Gosier, Guadeloupe
19 January 2017 | St Pierre, Martinique
06 January 2017
01 January 2017 | Fort Du France, Martinique
28 December 2016 | Grand Anse d'Arlet, Martinique
24 December 2016
14 November 2016 | St Anne, Martinique
06 October 2016 | St Anne, Martinique
04 October 2016
20 July 2016 | Rodney Bay, St Lucia
15 June 2016
15 June 2016
13 June 2016 | Grand Anse d'Arlets
13 June 2016 | Grand Anse d'Arlets
09 May 2016 | Deshaies, Guadeloupe

The Meeting of Like Minds

05 February 2014 | Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
We received an email the other day with the subject "Hello from the Niagara 35 next to you". 'Turning Point', hull #8 (we are #56) is anchored quite close to us. Needless to say, we wanted to get to know Laura and Ted, and their boat, better.
After getting the email, I jumped into the dinghy and popped over, while Ken finished the work he was elbow deep in. It is always fun to check out a sister ship and see what the owners have done as home improvements. Ted and Laura have had 'Turning Point' for about 25 years now, and cruised her for 7 years in the early 90's before settling back into "real" life for a while. They have now returned to part time cruising, while splitting their time between New Brunswick, Florida and the boat, wherever she may be.
I invited the crew of 'Turning Point' over for brunch the other morning, to give them the chance to toss-pot on our boat. While the lay out is the same, there are always the multiple differences that one finds in individual boats. And of course, with us being full time liveaboards, we have more "stuff" on board, too. They actually have lockers they aren't using, AND their starboard quarterberth is also used as a bunk... wow. They did liveaboard while cruising, so we got some good ideas to improve our living space as well.
We also had pizza and drinks on board their boat. It was Ken's chance to take a look around their boat, while Laura and I chatted in the cockpit. Of course, when the rain came up, we all bailed for the salon. It was almost like lounging on our own boat.
The visits with Ted and Laura were very nice. Laura and I are both left handed Libras, and Ted and Ken have very similar interests, including Ham radio.
Conversation topics were not hard to come by, and the visits stretched on.
While we are currently going farther north, they will be heading south. Maybe we will catch up to them this year, maybe we won't, but I think we will be keeping in touch. After all, Ken and Ted can set up an SSB sched!
We have also had a "Hamburger Night" at the "Mad Mongoose" - arguably they have one of the best hamburgers in the Eastern Caribbean
Vessel Name: Silverheels III
Vessel Make/Model: Hinterhoeller, Niagara 35 Mk1 (1979)
Hailing Port: Toronto
Crew: Lynn Kaak and Ken Goodings
About: After five summers and winters living on our boat in Toronto Harbour, we've exchanged those cold Canadian winters for Caribbean sunshine. "Nowadays, we have ice in our drinks, not under the boat."
Silverheels III's Photos - Silverheels III (Main)
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Looking for the next bouy enroute
Our whole life in 35 feet
Our peaceful lagoon in summer
Toronto skyline from Algonquin Island
QCYC Marine Railway: Lynn "workin
Lynn carefully heat-shrinks our winter cover with a propane torch
Jes loafin
Ken on deck
Island Christmas Party December 2007
Silverheels III at anchor, Humber Bay West
Niagara 35 Mk1
General pics of hikes in Grenada
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Created 18 August 2013
Some pictures of our time in Grenada
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Created 15 September 2010