...brand new but wrong size, ready to sell at the Secret Harbor Cruiser's Garage Sale (Grenada)....surely someone will put it to good use?
Sold!!!...(to this comedian....in exchange for a wind sleeve). 😎
This boat looks nice and peaceful...but she's on the rocks. Her mooring snapped in the night and she drifted across the bay. Ten dinghy's went to try to pull her off but to no avail. Local Coast Guard finally pulled her out. One prop ripped off. Much damage to the hull. $$$.
After we got Rascal back in the water, Aloha and Rascal sailed from Grenada to Carriacou, an island north of Grenada; about a 6 hour trip. We went around a bend and found the beautiful and isolated Sandy Island. We put our dinghy back in the water and just relaxed over the next few days. We went swimming, snorkeling, had dinner and drinks on each other's boats, watched the sun come up, watched the sun go down... We were doing exactly what most people think we are doing 365 days a year...
A friend asked two years ago this month..."What would you be doing say, two years from now, as an objective measure of a successful transition from the dog-eat-dog world of work?"
Said I, matter-of-factly, "Linda and I will be somewhere in the Caribbean on our own sailboat eating sushi or sashimi from a fish I caught with my own rod and reel earlier in the day."
And so it has come to pass...
Catching a Black-Fin Tuna...
About a mile off the east coast of Grenada...
Rascal was "on the hard" for the last 5 days while we had her gussied up with new bottom paint and polished and waxed top sides. Hopefully we won't need to take her out again for at least two years. Hurricane season officially over on November 1 and we're ready for a great new season. We'll soon leave Prickly Bay, Grenada for points north.
This little boat (almost as long as a football field) pulled into safe harbor a few days ago when we were threatened by (what became) Hurricane Matthew. The name is "Venus." Looks like it was packaged by Apple, right? I asked about it at the marina office and, HA!, they said this was Steven Jobs' boat. He commissioned it but didn't live long enough to see it finished. (It allegedly cost $200+ million to build--more than twice the cost of my boat! 😊). It now belongs to his wife. I told a crew member that I own an Apple iPhone and an Apple iPad but it wasn't enough to get me invited on board...
We've been holed up at the Port Louis Marina in St Georges for hurricane season (allegedly we are below the hurricane belt). There are three Amel Super Maramu's (Rascal, Aloha, and La Bella Vita) tied up side-by-side in the Marina. Our friend Steve Davis on Aloha flew his drone over our boats the other day and got this SPECTACULAR 360 degree video of St. Georges and the marina. At the end of the video, the camera pans down so you can see our three boats.
Rick and Linda Grimes bought a sailboat and left the U S of A for the Caribbean in 2015.