Cruise 2017 Adventure

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March 18th, 2018
Perfect sail
We motored half way from Rose Island to Royal Island which was good for we had some jobs to do and needed to make some water. Once done the wind came in from the beam so it was full main and Gennaker which gave us 6.5knts in 12knts of winds. Flat seas, blue skies and good vides on the cockpit speakers. Not too bad.....
March 18th, 2018
Here's a happy man
March 17th, 2018
Eliot's here - this was taken three hours after landing. Not too bad a routine really. The beers are in the fridge for tonight. So nice to see him and we're all looking forward to heading towards Spanish Wells tomorrow.
March 16th, 2018
Sn Rise
I do like a lovely sunrise
March 14th, 2018
Safe and sound
Its been lovely working away on my laptop in the cockpit watching boats come into the safety of Hatchet Bay after what would have been a lovely day at sea. Like chickens in the roost they are nestled in for the night enjoying the sunset - perfect.
March 14th, 2018
Hatchet Bay
After a great days sailing we slipped though the narrow gap into Hatchet Bay which opened up to offer an amazing anchorage. This is 'Pearl' relaxing with the tiny entrance under her bow. Last night it was absolutely still, it couldn't have been more different from Nassau which is a tourist sink hole.
March 14th, 2018
So we left Nassau yesterday in a brisk breeze which was just what we needed to blow away the port rot. Too much time in a marina is not good for us and by eleven days we had started to come out in a rash. No reflection on the marina which was lovely and the staff couldn't have been nicer. More a reflection on us for the reason we bought a Garcia 45 Exploration was so that we could anchor in remote places and be completely independent. The main reason we go to Marina's is to provide a safe haven when I am away working which was the case this time round with a quick trip to Amsterdam. Two Atlantic flights in three days and fighting through busy airports was enough, like an addict I craved wind and freedom and so it was with a light heart that we slipped the lines. Unusually, for this trip, we had the wind on our nose and we loved it for we haven't done much windward work so far. With the centre board down 'Pearl' put her shoulder to the seas and romped away. What a boat.
March 12th, 2018
Variety is the spice of life
They say variety is the spice of life and I got it with a quick trip to Amsterdam. I was only there for 28 hours but it was a good 28 hours. After a deep sleep I had a fascinating day with Optiver where I was working with the Partners. It was a real pleasure. On arrival back in Nassau Airport I had the best welcome any country has given me in the form of a live band in the emigration hall!!
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