Friday, December 14, 2018

This is my life

Sometimes I get to thinking like man I’m so exhausted or I can’t wait for this charter to end so I can sleep....and then I get a moment of clarity! I get to sail and cook everyday on an awesome new boat and enjoy a different place every day! So 4 of our guests left the boat after 7 days and we have 2 still here for a few remaining days. It’s been so nice sailing with them as they are avid sailors and have owned a few boats in their time. Super chill and easy going.....

I was on my way to the market to provision for the final days and saw this cute little puffed fish by the dock. He was chasing a shrimp!!

And this cutie pie was chasing a lizard 🦎 

This is the path from the dock straight to the airport. I walked up and grabbed the first taxi I could find. 

I felt a little lonely in this big bus all by myself. I also felt like a jerk because I hired him to take me there and when u do that, they don’t stop for other people on the way. We passed a few moms toting babies and big old man who looked like he could get off his feet....all this room and still couldn’t stop.... 

We picked up a few toys for the boat. The wooden one with the numbers is called shut the box and is over 700 years old and I love playing but can’t seem to find anyone to play with :(

Another beautiful sunset....and sundowners!

Yep this is my life! :) worked hard enough to get here now really enjoying my time...☺️

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Storm surge

Clearly storm surge can be a boats worst enemy...:( 

We spent the night in Trellis bay next to the airport and noticed alllllll these boats just washed up onshore....sad sight to see.....

Such a beautiful place and then the reality sets in....Irma left quite a wake...

On the other hand!! Cooper island survived and is beautiful as ever!!! They have their Christmas tree up and we parked right up front near that gorgeous beach! Time for a rum punch! 

Sailing to our overnight destination just chillin on the trampoline.....and I got in a quick vertical pano before the headsail came out. :)


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sailors again!!

We are finally sailing again!! So our permanent boat finally came in about 2 weeks ago. It was brought over on a container ship and took a couple days to clear customs. We’ve been running around like crazy getting her ready for charter. It’s a lot of work unpacking all the furnishings and supplies and taking the tape and plastic of every little thing. I was working alone for the first few days. Tyrone got called out on charter for 5 days leaving me to do all the initial u wrapping. There was another captain with a medical emergency so he needed to fill in last minute. We got her up and running tho and she sails great!! It’s a brand new Leopard 5000 which is a 50ft sailing catamaran naked Old Marblehead 😁 

We have a little cafe area or a breakfast nook! 

How it started... 

And the finished product....

There’s an insane amount of storage underneath all the floorboard in the galley and saloon and even the cabins! All much needed space but not all easy to get to.... currently under sail heading to The Baths today. ☺️