After a challenging Atlantic crossing with ARC+, WIDAGO and her crew were ready to get stateside to see family, friends, doggies, and high-speed internet. Seriously, anyone who says, “If so-and-so gets elected, I’m leaving the the USA and moving….”, well they are, in my humble opinion, idiots. Even though I loved all the fantastic places …Read More
Besides the safety and support provided by the World Cruising Club during these monumental passages, are the opportunities made available to do good deeds. Since we are living on a boat, traveling from place to place, the boys have not ahad a chance to to participate in much community service or charity work. This is …Read More
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
After leaving the lively disco beat of Visby, WIDAGO was treated to a quiet night at anchor on the Swedish island of Gotska Sandon. A national park, there are a handful of rustic cabins for rent during the summer holidays. In the winter, just two park rangers at time manage the station in two week …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
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.
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!!!
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