St. Croix is well worth the effort. A fantastic respite from the tourist and cruiser circuits up in the BVI/St. John, the isolated retreat of St. Croix was a great place to call home for the past two weeks.
Lots to catch up on – my laziness and lack of a decent internet connection are really the only reasons I haven’t written in a while. WIDAGO spent the latter part of March exploring the BVI cruising circuit: Anegada, Bitter End & North Sound Virgin Gorda, Dogs, Indians, Cooper, Peter, Norman, and JVD. This time …Read More
Hair clippers are lot trickier to use than they would first appear. For the past couple years, I have made an effort soak up knowledge from the various folks who cut the boys’ hair. Obviously there is wide variety of personal style and method depending on your locale. For example, you do not get the …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
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
I’m not sure if there is such a thing as an accelerated executive MBA for cruising catamaran owners, but there should be. The WIDAGO crew had the privilege/luxury/opportunity to have one the world’s most experienced Leopard 48 boat captains come live aboard for immersion therapy and training. Richard Widman has an unbelievable …Read More
Laurent, Rafael, Neil the Electronics Guru, Luke & James, Merle Stewart, Jean the Welder, JT Halden the Waterman When I tell people that I have been living full time on the boat since Halloween it tends to garner little sympathy. When you discuss construction projects with folks, they all love to share their war …Read More