In the time that I’ve spent visiting British colonies like the Turks and the BVI I realized a major difference between these places and America so I decided to write my first entry about their differences. Almost all British chain business are different from America ones, seriously I haven’t even seen a BP gas station …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
11 Jan 2015 – 15 Jan 2015 Well, we did it. We managed to complete our first “work-up” sail without any major incidents. Last week Guyon’s folks (Susu & Pawpaw) flew down from Virginia to join us on our maiden overnight voyage of WIDAGO. We departed Ocean Reef and sailed the 170 miles to Fort …Read More
Just a quick post to share the most recent photos from the boat builder…. Even though there was a steelworkers’ strike in South Africa that delayed construction, the WIDAGO is getting ready to be loaded into a cargo ship and head West.