Sailing with Allegria

10 October 2018 | Pungo River, NC
13 September 2018 | Galesville, MD
30 August 2018 | Shelburn, NS
23 August 2018 | Louse Harbor, Nova Scotia
13 August 2018 | North Bay Newfoundland
02 August 2018 | Shelburn, NS
21 July 2018 | Seal Bay, Vinalhaven, Maine
08 July 2018 | Gloucester, Mass
25 June 2018 | Cape May, NJ
30 May 2018 | Anna Maria
07 April 2018 | Palm Beach
02 April 2018 | Palm Beach
19 March 2018 | Florida Straits
15 March 2018 | Grand Cayman
04 March 2018 | Georgetown, Grand Cayman
28 February 2018 | Caribbean Sea
25 February 2018 | Linton Bay
01 February 2018 | San Blas, Panama
15 January 2018 | Yansalidup, San Blas, Kuna Yala, Panama
24 December 2017 | Cartagena, Columbia

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

24 December 2017 | Cartagena, Columbia
Dee
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Allegria crew. We are still in Cartagena for the Holidays. The weather has been wonderful, still very warm, but not as oppressive as before. The Christmas winds have set in so we have a nice breeze most of the time. We have been enjoying Lisa and have been seeing the sights, visiting museums, and feasting on the local cuisine.
The city is a delight, and all alight with decorations and very festive. In the evening things come alive as the temps cool down the action heats up. I have enjoyed strolling around as much as anything, looking at the street vendors wares and people watching. The old buildings and churches are magical and there is a lot of music and activity.
We will stay here until the 30th and then probably head out again. Lisa leaves to go home on the 29th, back to the cold north. If the weather allows we would try to jump north to Honduras, but it is very unlikely. The winds are howling (30-40 knots) and likely will not lessen enough for us to make that run. We will likely go back to Panama and enjoy the islands for a couple of months and then head north when the winds lay down a bit.
We hope this finds you well and we wish you the most wonderful Holidays and all the best in the New Year.
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Vessel Name: Allegria
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby 42
Hailing Port: Tampa
Crew: Dee and Molly Strickland
About:
Dee grew up in central Florida and was sailing if the wind was blowing and skiing if it was flat. During his residency for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Cleveland he met the love of his life, Molly working as a nurse in the E.R. [...]
Extra: Dee, Molly and daughter Lisa left Tampa Bay in 1994 and sailed to Trinidad and Venezuela, and then back up the US east coast. Lisa was home schooled and then we returned to Tampa Bay where she skipped 4th grade and moved to 5th. She is now studying for her PhD in Art History at SUNY at Stoney Brook.
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