I haven’t returned to the small Haitian island of Ile A Vache for two years, yet the boys who guided me around the island then still remember my name.
For a long time I ignored how I would handle a family emergency while I was out cruising…and then that day came when I had to address it.
My first encounter with the Dominican coast guard, and a possible brush with pirates near Haiti.
I had the pleasure of “tagging” along with a couple who spends their retirement capturing, measuring, and tagging green sea turtles for a research center.
Life on a sailboat…wake up, make coffee, work on the engine, do laundry, run into town… Here’s a quick rundown of a day in Marsh Harbor.
In previous posts I shared some problems with my fuel system and my temporary fix. Now it’s completely shot and I’m contemplating if I even need an engine.
Still haven’t moved more than ten miles from where I was almost two weeks ago. I knew that my schedule would be dictated by the tides and the weather.
After one year of preparation, we’re off. The water, fuel, and propane tanks are topped off and I have enough food to last months.
It appeared to be just a myth when I bought my boat. I was warned that I shouldn’t fall into the trap of just tinkering on the boat the rest of my life.
We’ve been through this before…I get focused on boat projects and no one hears from me for weeks. This is what I’ve done since my last update.