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Were Hangin In Here

January 10th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Anvil Rock at the BathsWell, we are a little more rested and starting to get into the relaxing atmosphere of the place, the BVI’s truly are gorgeous and a sailors dream as there are so many anchorages, beautiful beaches and cool places to checkout.  The “Baths” on Virgin Gorda (yes, translates to Fat Virgin, named by C. Columbus as he thought that is what the island looked like as he sailed by) is truly spectacular, as emerald water laps up in a series of interconnecting caves formed by giant weathered granite boulders.  They are well worth a day or two of relaxing in the pools and exploring the caves and passages.

We are getting our boat hauled out of the water tomorrow Friday at Nanny Cay Marina, to fix the couple of dings we got when our anchor dragged and also it would have been necessary anyway to reattach the boots that fill in the gap of our saildrives and haul, as 3 days of surfing at speeds in the teens to get here got them unattached from our haul (also could have been due to the fact that it was around 40F in Newport, RI when we were trying to get the 5200 to cure and dry, not optimal conditions for adhesive application).  We e-mailed the builder pictures of the dings and they are all cosmetic, they say, so hopefully as we dig into them they will remain that way.  The haul out will also give us a chance to beef up the anchor windlass where it ripped out even more, as it is still not as strong as it should be.  With any luck we should only be out of the water a week or so and then back on our merry way of cruising and making progress back towards California.

We staid at Peter Island Last night and they have a wonderful resort and it would be a great place to come and get away from it all with your significant other.  I think we are the only single guys or people here for that matter as the place is stunning, the beach white sand and soft and the atmosphere romantic.  Everyone seemed to be celebrating a honeymoon or wedding anniversary and we were a bit out of place.

We will try to keep you up to date as to our goings on here as best we can.  Ty and I both realize that the last passage took a big tole on us, we would love to get a couple more good sailors to help us out with our further passages or Journey, as a couple of extra hands would be helpful, so give me a call as my cell phone works down here (805)455-7044 or  send an email sickright@yahoo.com if you might be interested in doing some ocean sailing.

Everyone take care back home, we miss and love you all and you’re all with us on this on this journey of ours.  Cheers- Kyber

Sunset at the Baths

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 kyber // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Thomas,
    Never buy a catamaran unless it has centerboards you can pull up, they were all the way up for those 3 days and being able to slide out when waves hit you from all different directions is one of the reasons we are still here. If you had keels the boat probably would have tripped on its self and flipped. I now know there is a big difference between having a catamaran that you keep in a tropical place such as the BVI”s and one you would want to cross oceeans with, give me a call if you want to ask me question about it, I know a thing or two about what I would want in boat now. Kyber

  • 2 Jamie // Jan 10, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I would be up for deliverly options when you hit the Canal zone and up mainland Mex. When would that be…about? Jamie

  • 3 Charles Logue // Jan 10, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Nothing like a port call or two in paradisical beauty to recharlge your batteries and stimulate your quest for more adventure. So seize a halyard and hoist your spirits . The horizon beckons. You will all tell your children about this epic voyage. Charles

  • 4 Paul // Jan 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    where you guys think you will be around the end of march and beginning of april?… spring break for me… i could come and cruise with you guys…. let me know

  • 5 kyber // Jan 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Jamie,

    It should be March to April, lets go up to Mex and have some fun, its a downwind tradewind sail of 900nm from the BVI’s to the Canal Zone and is suppose to be one of the quicker crossings as the winds are suppose to be predictable and consistent. Lets get Cliff and Polo to come too and I’ll install an intercom system. Kyber

  • 6 Charles Logue // Jan 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Viewed movie DEEP WATER, the chronicle of Donald Crowhurst’s tragic attempt to sail around the world solo, non stop in 1968. Many, many twists and turns. Quite a story of madness and terrible judgement. Recommend to all who are along for this voyage on Natural Mystic. All blue water sailors return humbled and stronger. Sad news boys, Gemina, Santa Barbara Zoo’s “crooked neck giraffe” died yesterday at age 21.

  • 7 Paolo // Jan 17, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Sadly I’m booked this Spring. Are you guys in that much of a fast forward plan? There are early huracanas, but mostly in late Summer. I have some flexibility in June/July, if you happen to slow your homebound pace.

    No intercoms, please!

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