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WE MOVED ON June 29, 2015

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We moved on to Bequia, past St Vincent. It is a very pretty island. We never stop at St Vincent because of the terrible reputation it has for robbing and worse things to cruisers. Granted they have a couple years of no problem, but the government and all is still very suspect. If I want to tour the island, and I would like to, I would take a ferry from Bequia and a bus tour of the island. That way one is relatively safe. Oh, the weather…, on the north side, 6-7 plus and the occasional 8 footer. Makes the mate want to matinee.

So we are here expecting to be here for a week and have a weather window. No such luck. We want a day or two at the Tabago Cays to do some snorkeling in one of the best places in the world. We have been there twice. The first time the mate thought she was drowning, the second time we got there 2 minutes before a good 2 day storm. When we got up everyone was leaving. We left, do not want to be the last one out of town.

Still have not done some good snorkeling. Want to this time. We are also below the named storm box that does away with out insurance. We are about 10 miles north at this time. Yes we would make a run for it. We would go to South America to avoid hurricanes.

This week we have toured the island of Bequia with the group of boat buddies we are traveling with. They have not been here so it has been fun showing them the Turtle Sanctuary, and the fishing area on the Atlantic side, among other places. See our Facebook page.

Our next weather window, which was to be Tuesday is now Friday. It is also 1 day long. We want to do Tobago Cays and that takes at least 2 days. What will be will be. We have one more shot at it next fall. Yes we are pretty sure about coming back to the States next year. Of course there is the election. We could become expatriates. Sail on forever.

Only I would do that. The mate would see me kicked over the side first. She may have done that already if she could figure out how to get the boat back to sell. She reminds me that this is her home also. I may be safe. Seriously, if you recall she signed on for a one year tour. We are into year 2 year, and thing are the same. She is scared to death in heavy seas, but loves the islands between. I love the islands between, and work through the heavy seas and yes are somewhat fearful. One should be.

We will spend some time in Grenada and then go to Trinidad for a bottom job. Our bottom jobs have lasted us 3 years in the states. They have been in poorer shape as haul outs have been scheduled. This last coat lasted a little over a year. We have to scrub the bottom every couple of weeks. The preventive is gone. Thank you EPA. Practical Sailor Magazine says there last test, none worked. Suggested using Sears house paint. Would work as well. Thank you EPA. We cruisers are not killing the seas. Look at the shipping industry, fishing industry and the navies of the world that never have things growing on there bottoms. I do not have enough money of political presents to make a difference. Lets see, 35’ x 13.5 x .3 versus a 800 x 80 x 40 foot container ship or a cruise ship of 1000 feet or the navies of the world. Yea we boaters are killing the seas. What about the mound of plastic containers that is the size of states, floating around the Pacific.

See what happens when one is stuck in the same place for a period of time. We get a little WE MOVED ON

We moved on to Bequia, past St Vincent. It is a very pretty island. We never stop at St Vincent because of the terrible reputation it has for robbing and worse things to cruisers. Granted they have a couple years of no problem, but the government and all is still very suspect. If I want to tour the island, and I would like to, I would take a ferry from Bequia and a bus tour of the island. That way one is relatively safe. Oh, the weather…, on the north side, 6-7 plus and the occasional 8 footer. Makes the mate want to matinee.

So we are here expecting to be here for a week and have a weather window. No such luck. We want a day or two at the Tabago Cays to do some snorkeling in one of the best places in the world. We have been there twice. The first time the mate thought she was drowning, the second time we got there 2 minutes before a good 2 day storm. When we got up everyone was leaving. We left, do not want to be the last one out of town.

Still have not done some good snorkeling. Want to this time. We are also below the named storm box that does away with out insurance. We are about 10 miles north at this time. Yes we would make a run for it. We would go to South America to avoid hurricanes.

This week we have toured the island of Bequia with the group of boat buddies we are traveling with. They have not been here so it has been fun showing them the Turtle Sanctuary, and the fishing area on the Atlantic side, among other places. See our Facebook page.

Our next weather window, which was to be Tuesday is now Friday. It is also 1 day long. We want to do Tobago Cays and that takes at least 2 days. What will be will be. We have one more shot at it next fall. Yes we are pretty sure about coming back to the States next year. Of course there is the election. We could become expatriates. Sail on forever.

Only I would do that. The mate would see me kicked over the side first. She may have done that already if she could figure out how to get the boat back to sell. She reminds me that this is her home also. I may be safe. Seriously, if you recall she signed on for a one year tour. We are into year 2 year, and thing are the same. She is scared to death in heavy seas, but loves the islands between. I love the islands between, and work through the heavy seas and yes are somewhat fearful. One should be.

We will spend some time in Grenada and then go to Trinidad for a bottom job. Our bottom jobs have lasted us 3 years in the states. They have been in poorer shape as haul outs have been scheduled. This last coat lasted a little over a year. We have to scrub the bottom every couple of weeks. The preventive is gone. Thank you EPA. Practical Sailor Magazine says there last test, none worked. Suggested using Sears house paint. Would work as well. Thank you EPA. We cruisers are not killing the seas. Look at the shipping industry, fishing industry and the navies of the world that never have things growing on there bottoms. I do not have enough money of political presents to make a difference. Lets see, 35’ x 13.5 x .3 versus a 800 x 80 x 40 foot container ship or a cruise ship of 1000 feet or the navies of the world. Yea we boaters are killing the seas. What about the mound of plastic containers that is the size of states, floating around the Pacific.

See what happens when one is stuck in the same place for a period of time. We get a little hostile. Oh well. I am 5 days late unless I can get this out tonight. That would be good.

Lets see, I am to do the next installment in 2 days. Never can tell, I may mellow by then. Naaaa. That is why they call us old geezers.

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1. Jane and Bernie Bernard - June 29, 2015

So much news – good perspective on Nightwatch life. Praying always for smooth sailing. Glad to know Nightwatch still knows it’s way home😉.


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