Monthly Archives: April 2018


Apr

25

2018
The First Voyage Part 3–Squatting in St Thomas

The First Voyage Part 3–Squatting in St Thomas

We arrived at Compass Point just after 5 on Friday, March 2nd.  When we lived there, Friday evenings at the height of Spring Break would be filled with power boats returning from Jost Van Dyke, families packing their cruisers for a weekend on the hook, and light calypso floating over the water from the harbor side bar-shacks tucked in the mangrove trees. When we pulled...

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Apr

19

2018
Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken

It’s 5PM and I’m sitting at my kitchen table watching a few small pangas fish the slack tide. The front door and the back door are both open and the unseasonably cool April cross breeze has encouraged me to put on a pull over my typical work-from-home shorts and tee shirt. It seems to always be that my life is a convergence of odd events...

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Apr

17

2018
The First Voyage Part 3–No Room at the Inn

The First Voyage Part 3–No Room at the Inn

After a refreshing swim, we let go the mooring with the prospect of happy hour just six miles across Pillsbury sound. Red Hook, St Thomas–home of the Pizza Boat, Duffy’s, and, of course, our destination–The Island Time Pub. We set Otto on automatic and headed west at five and a half knots–45 minutes to food and drink! The plan was to call the American Yacht...

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Apr

12

2018
The First Voyage Part 2–Virgin Gorda to St Thomas

The First Voyage Part 2–Virgin Gorda to St Thomas

Authors’s note: A delay, obviously, in posts since we’ve just returned from 6 days on the boat in Puerto Rico. Yes, she’s still floating. And the new marina has a great bar. Life is getting better… Back to our story: With the engine purring like a contented kitten, the yard bill paid, and fuel and water in the tanks, Dad and I decided it was...

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