ZippySails

Vessel Name: Zipporah
15 May 2018 | Antigua, Caribbean
19 April 2018 | Grenadines
19 April 2018
17 April 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 April 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
13 April 2018
27 March 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota
25 March 2018 | Gran Etang National Park, Grenada
25 March 2018 | True Blue Bay, Grenada
24 March 2018 | Seven Sisters Water Falls, Grenada
24 March 2018 | Seven Sisters, Grenada
24 March 2018 | Seven Sisters Falls, Grenada
23 March 2018 | Gran Anse, Grenada
22 March 2018 | Sanchez, Petite Martinique
17 March 2018 | Windward, Carriacou
16 March 2018 | Tyrell Bay, Carriacou
14 March 2018 | Tyrell Bay, Carriacou
13 March 2018 | Tyrell Bay, Carriacou
11 March 2018 | Bathsheba, Barbados
Recent Blog Posts
22 May 2018

2018 Salty Dawg Spring Rally

see new link "2018 Salty Dawg Spring Rally"

15 May 2018 | Antigua, Caribbean

Notes for Later

That captain....he needs to take over when I am not on the boat! Last entry was time with his sister which sounded like a success, lots of sailing, sun, snorkling and swimming I think. Upon her departure from St Lucia Doug sailed up to Antigua. Old cruiser friends from the Salty Dawg were gathered there for the classic race week. I got glimpses through Facebook. Next on the agenda was a visit from Dougs son. The two of them spent a week of father and son time, something that hasn't happened for a very long time. So glad they had that opportunity. Here in Minnesota I have been recreation a gardening business I had before I left to live on the boat. Turns out lots of people still need help with their yards! I have more business than I can handle. Not a bad problem to have. This keeps my mind off the worry of Doug out there right now sailing from Antigua back yo the coast of the US. He found a crew to share the ride at the last minute. Sounded like a good match before they left. Hope that continues to be true, its never a good thing is someone has to be thrown overboard.

19 April 2018 | Grenadines

Toughing out the winter Storms

Nancy and I been hearing about the winter storms... major snow in Minneapolis... major ice in Toronto. We've been toughing it out too... in the Tobago Cays... water temp 84F, air temp 84F. As if anchored on edge of earth... that would be name of reef beside us... only "land" between us and Africa... otherwise all open ocean. Behind reef swimming from boat with turtles, sting rays, starfish and beautiful coral fishes of all colors. Struggling not to get too sun burnt. Wintering is exhausting.

19 April 2018

End to End Anastomoses

Sailing with my sister from Bequia to Mayreau in the Grenadines. Halfway along the refrigeration quits. Hmmmm... same thing happened to Mary and I halfway across the Atlantic a month ago. At that time however... after tearing the frig electrical apart for half a day... it magically started working [...]

17 April 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

On my End

What started as a crisis in the middle of a snow storm ended with the birth of my grandson. After being 5 days over due and going through 30 hours of labor he finally made it! This is really a new adventure.

15 April 2018 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Abandonded

Well it looks like the Captain has forgotten about the blog. Maybe people can give him a nudge. He is currently sailing the Grenadines with his sister, no internet there so a good excuse. Hope we hear something about it when they return to St Lucia. Doug has been in St Lucia the last two weeks. A few days spent with friends on vacation, and a week doing boat repairs while waiting for his sister to arrive. One thing I know for sure is that he is in a warmer place than I am. A snow storm mid April is not what I expected to come back to and of course when did my daughter go into labor? Right in the middle of it!

A Two Day Adventure

03 February 2018 | Las Hayes, La Gomera, Canary Islands
Mary
Like the other islands one week here has flown by. Our priority has been more hiking. Each island we get to seems to have more to offer than the next, this one being tops. Unbelievable trails, well maintained but much of them very rugged. Today we left on a two day hike with a pension booked for the night. I don't even know how to describe it. It is the most mountainous hiking I have done. Day one we went entirely up the side of one mountain. Most of it was through the woods thankfully because it was still rainy and windy so the protection in the trees was crucial. Also better prepared than the day before we faired much better. It was definitely a "put one foot in front of the other" type day as my heart pounded and my legs burned but it felt great!! The trail ended right in front of the pension we had reserved. We stepped out of the blustery wind right into a warm family run bar restaurant with four rooms to sleep. Mom checked us in, Grandma cooked dinner and daughter bartended. The locals came and went while we got a chance to eat the local food including watercress soup and items made with Palm syrup (syrup from the palm trees, they grow everywhere along the beaches as well as on the highest mountain side.
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