WIDAGO and her crew are anxiously waiting for proper weather and final maintenance to be completed before leaving Lagos, and heading south to Grand Canaria. Although this week has been all business, last week we played hooky for a Spanish road trip. Seville was the perfect pitstop on our way to Madrid. Obviously the oranges …Read More
ARC EUROPE: Azores Cruise 2015 Yesterday, I ate a barnacle. Yes, you read it right. You know those gnarly attachments you’d find growing along the bottom of a neglected hull? Yes, indeed….and it was worth the flash of horror that crossed my mind as the waitress delivered our lunch.Unfortunately, you cannot really expect your kids …Read More
We spent the second week of March at Village Cay Marina in Road Harbour, Tortola (BVI) – getting work done on the boat and pounding through some boat school. We are now 5/8ths done with 4th and 6th grade!!!
First – a quick note of apologies to those of you who had posted comments previously. I was having some technical difficulties of which I was not even aware. Sorry ‘bout that – all working now (Thanks to BobBux, Merdy, & Christa for the fix). Well, it has only been a few weeks since our …Read More
After waiting out the rougher seas and uncooperative wind direction, WIDAGO left Bob & friends at Southside Marina to complete the rest of our first real off-shore passage, with hopes of getting to Tortola. As the insightful reader will notice, the title of the this entry is “Turks to St. John”, not “Turks to Tortola”. …Read More
At some point, you just have to leave….There will always be one more thing to order, unpack, repack, stow, organize, and test. I think our friend Carlos had it right in saying that the “hardest part will be casting off the lines” As with any major passage, weather tends to be the driving factor of …Read More
At last. She is finally here in the States. Her construction was delayed by a steelworker’s strike and delivery was delayed by Hurricane Gustavo. We were happy to wait, as there is no need to rush skilled labor or Mother Nature. All that matters is that she made it safely and without incident over from …Read More