Cruise 2017 Adventure

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February 5th, 2018
It's a world of contrasts and modern travel enables you to jump from one to another. I went from blazing hot sun and jumping over the side for a shower to flying in to London for a black tie talk in the Grosvenor House Hotel. Really enjoyed it for they were a lovely group and I managed to see Alex and Eliot which was a real treat. I can't wait for a time machine to be invented to save the hours of flying.
February 5th, 2018
I forgot to say that we had the privilege of watching the arrival of the world record winners of the Atlantic Rowing race. An incredible feat and what was really impressive is that they looked like they could have turned around and done it all again - a well-planned and disciplined team.
February 5th, 2018
Stumbled across the funny contrast' 'Budget Marine' working on the Super Yacht!
January 30th, 2018
Just to say this comes from the BVI's where we are about to leave for the Turks and Caicos. I have loads of blogs and pictures to upload but can't get a wifi that will support it. We should be about four days so I'll update from either the Turks and Caicos or the Bahamas which we will carry on towards if we have a fair wind. Cheers Pete
January 26th, 2018
Sun Set
Sun set looking south from St Martin - a long but lovely night at sea
January 26th, 2018
We're off
This is what an early departure looks like from Jolly Harbour, Antigua with the sun just coming up over the hills. If you didn't know any better it could be NZ
January 26th, 2018
This comes from the BVI's where we turned up this morning after a lovely sail from Antigua. Sadly we were very tired so the night sail, despite being stunning, was at times hard work. Definitely a couple of nodding dog moments so we did a tag team to get through it.

During the more alert periods the sailing was amazing with a warm wind on the aft beam and a steady 7.5 to 8.5knts with the boat upright. She just loved it to the point that I had to ease up towards the end to avoid coming in during darkness. One has to be careful at the best of times but the Hurricane has underlined it with the main lighthouse out of action and one has to be careful the buoy's.

We are at anchor under Prickly Pear Island with a cold one to celebrate the sunset and some mood music in the background - Louie Armstrong, Nat King Col and others. Turtles, big ones, are popping up to say hello so its stunning on the water. Ashore couldn't be any more different, more of a war zone than a building site. The damage is shocking and looking at it ones imagination runs riot at what the wind must have been like. I have never wished to be in a Hurricane and its just been underlined.
January 10th, 2018
French Breakfast
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