Another beautiful calm day out here on the North Atlantic for WIDAGO and her crew. We have had the parasailor flying all day, with wispy winds of 8-10 on our tail. Not much to see out here except a random buoy…no turtles, no fish, no whales, nada. The good news is at this rate we …Read More
Well, the gamble to motor two days north in hopes of finding this mythical wind, has not paid off. While we are finally sailing again with our parasailor, the wind machine has not been turned on like we had envisioned. Still, we are making headway at 5-6 comfortable downwind knots. You know it’s a slow …Read More
Another slow steady day motoring across the North Atlantic for WIDAGO and her crew. We spent most of the morning discussing what time we thought it should be. Since leaving Bermuda, morning keeps coming earlier and earlier. Apparently that’s what happens when you keep traveling (I can’t say “sailing” since we can’t remember what wind …Read More
When it comes to morale on a long passage, you’ve really got two options: sail very fast all the time, or bribe crew with treats. Since Mother Nature has blessed us with a striking high pressure system, fast sailing is fond memory, replaced by loud lumbering motoring. So naturally, I turn to food porn in …Read More
Let’s get the boring stuff outta the way first….. Most importantly: WIDAGO and her crew arrived safely into the port of St. George’s, Bermuda after four days, eleven hours,
Whoa…getting closer by the minute to our departure. The remainder of our crew for the Tortola-Bermuda Leg arrived Tuesday. Just a slight delay as the luggage compartment on their flight from San Juan failed to close. Luckily their luggage, containing 30 pounds of gravy mix, did not plummet into the Sir Francis Drake Channel. That …Read More
I can tell we are getting close to departure: there is an increased energy to everything. The fact that we were up, showered and caffeinated by seven, while not uncommon for most, was way out of character for us. The volume and rough-housing coming from the port side hull continues to increase exponentially as we …Read More
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!!!