THE WEEK THAT WAS
We are still waiting on favourable winds and sea conditions to get us out of Trinidad. At the moment it looks like tomorrow night and thank goodness for that as we are eager to commence this year’s adventure.
Last week I mentioned our New Zealand friends Dick and Ann on ‘Chinook Winds’ hitting a reef on the way to the Panama. Well fortunately they were successfully rescued by the Venezuelan Coast Guard and were very well treated. However because their boat was high and dry on the reef they had to swim to the rescue boat taking with them only their passports and bare essentials. ‘Chinook Winds’ was sited by fellow cruisers a few days later and it has been totally stripped. I guess this is to be expected but nevertheless it was a very sad sight.
ON A SAD NOTE
Over the past few years I have mentioned our American friends Sam and Bill on ‘Blue Banana’; a great couple full of laughter and good fun. Sadly they gave sailing away last August and headed home due to Sam’s failing health. She passed away this week and will be greatly missed by all.
A DECISION AT LAST
We must be fully recovered from our travels as we have now formulated the plan to the coming year. We are heading north to New York via the Gulf Stream and then we will take our time coming back down the coast. We aim to be in New York sometime in July and then back south for the following winter.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
Everything we do this year will be breaking new ground. We don’t know quite what to expect but we are looking forward to the experience. Let’s hope we navigate the new coastlines and new cultures with the minimum of fuss.
Love Candy xx