Hard to believe that our last update was from
We had a wonderful time with Tristan in
Christmas Eve dinghy carolers. They wouldn't go until they got some!
Tristan really enjoyed the kite boarding lesson we gave him for Christmas. According to the instructor, who has been teaching for 10 years, Tristan is the first person he has taught who was able to get up on the board with the kite and "sail" on both tacks, in a single 3 hour lesson. At one point though we could barely see our "baby" (now over 6'5"), 2 miles offshore all by himself as he tried to get up in the big waves! Tristan also did 7 scuba dives with us, including the seeing the the elusive frogfish and night diving with four foot long tarpon which brushed up against us while using our lights to hunt their prey. His flight back to
Ground (beach) school
New Year's Eve visit to our friend Richard's Restaurant.
So long to Bonaire and its flamingos.
We had a great sail from Bonaire to
Land fall was in
Anchorage at Salinas, Puerto Rico.
While in Puerto Rico we met Peter, Kirsten and their 6 year old son, Alden, on the yacht “
We spent a couple of days on the island of Vieques, one of the Spanish Virgins Islands, where unexpectedly we met up with our friends Dick and Jane on Cheetah II, whom we hadn’t seen since Grenada last September. We had a good walking tour with them of the historic little town of Isabella Segunda, the fort and lighthouse, before we headed toward the BVIs to get our bottoms painted (the boat's). The folks at Voyage Charters in Sopers Hole seemed happy to see us. Robin Downing and his crew were very helpful getting us started a year ago and once again provided us with good service at a fair price.
Out she comes!
On our way to Sopers we contacted our friends Bruce and Laura on “Amaryllis”, whom we also hadn’t seen since
On February 17th, the long awaited day came when our cousins Neil and Christine from
And a couple of more bottles of wine..... Girls just wanna have fun!
Time to kick back and relax/recover.
We had some great snorkeling with Neil and Christine in North Sound where we anchored in splendid isolation with nothing but a reef between us and
So after a visit exploring the famous Baths of Virgin Gorda, it was time to make our way back to Trellis Bay to put Neil and Christine on their flight home looking much more tanned and hopefully a bit more relaxed than when they arrived. Now we are looking forward to Cathy’s brother, Jon’s, visit, followed by Rupert and his family for the month of April.