What Dreams May Come

This is the stuff dreams are made of. You buy a boat, put it in a charter program, learn how to sail it, learn how to fix it, retire, pull the boat out of charter, get everything cleaned, obtain insurance (that was a pain in the ass), and leave the dock. That’s the hardest part, leaving the dock. But we did it!

The first stop was Jost Van Dyke to have dinner with our friends, Randy and Lennie from SV Happy Together, and have one last drink at Foxy’s before leaving the BVI.

The next morning, we motored over to Cane Garden Bay to pick up some Panty Dropper rum from Callwood’s Rum Distillery. Then we were off to St. John where we spent the night in Francis Bay. So far, so good.

Yesterday we tried sailing to St. Thomas, but the wind and the waves just wouldn’t cooperate. So we had a lovely motor-sail to Charlotte Amalie. We were dropping the anchor in 25 feet of water when the chain got tangled in the windlass causing it to jam. Thankfully, our anchor was already well secured. Time for McGyver. We got out to tool box, took the windlass apart, cleared the jam, and we were back in business.

It was a lovely calm night in the harbor, and we woke this morning to flat calm water, no wind, and the Crown Princess cruise ship pulling in right next to us.

Until the next time…

Click here to watch Episode 1 on YouTube.

November 2019