Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2nd post April

Well  folks that connection didn't last long, 2 days before it failed, never mind I have now moved from Jolly to Falmouth harbour been here a couple of days now, I am presently in Seabreeze Cafe at Antigua Yacht Club Marina plugged into their television socket !
All events this year are going to take place in English Harbour, including all the dockage, so will have to go there tomorrow and register to receive all the info and find out were they have put me. I have already tested the connection over there and its ok, so just maybe I will get time to post a blog inbetween the parties and racing, as its the special 30th anniversary not sure about that !
Boat dragged one anchor last night, put me too close to the shallows so was up trying to sort it on and off all night, it was sorted this morning once it got light, I'm a bit tired though today.
Have not taken many pics since leaving St Lucia so have none to post but if it goes a dolphin movie follows:-

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The video was taken somewhere between St Maarten and St Thomas, only a short edit for the blog
Hope there are lots of pics this year, there are a few J class boats here and going to race !
Roy

Monday, April 3, 2017

First update April 2017

Hi Everyone, at last another update !
Well I've been on my travels again, left St Martin French side and went to Water Island St Thomas usvi, stayed there a couple of weeks, met a lot of friends and said hello to a lot of people, had a great time, did all the shopping I needed as well, one item has been on my bucket list since 2011, an electric windless for the anchor! Got a bargain in Island Water World here, and knowing I had the wages in the bank for fixing my own boat I splashed out!, (I am getting old these days and have a problem lifting it up if I anchor more than 10mts deep!) I got some teak wood too, to fix the Windless on a pad on deck, and have sort of worked out how to install it without ruining the look of a classic boat. After 2 weeks I left there and headed for Antigua on Tuesday 28th March and after a quick stop arrived at Jolly Harbour Antigua on the 1st April! I found out yesterday that they opened an internet cafe in the marina here (yippee) so first post this morning in comfort at long long last! will sort out pics cos its a good connection at only 80 EC $ for a week! So more coming soooon
Roy