Cruise 2017 Adventure

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February 5th, 2018
The BVI's have been an humbling experience with a full cross section of sights and emotions. On the one hand we are in paradise, and it really is paradise. On the other we have witnessed utter destruction where a community has lost everything. What is humbling is the quiet dignity and fortitude of the people. Amidst the devastation they shine through and this is captured by the children going to school in immaculate uniforms, their head held high and a bright 'Hi' as we pass them. This place will triumph and if you want to help come here on holiday for its your business that will give this community oxygen.

The catamaran upside-down in the picture started off on the hard on the other side of the basin!!
February 5th, 2018
New friends
The blue boat is the 'Isle de France' which is crewed by the lovely French Canadian couple Jean-Pierre and Joanne. We have spent a couple of evening with them, the first on 'Pearl' and the second a lovely meal on 'Isle de France'. The people we have been meeting along the way have been both a pleasure and an inspiration.
February 5th, 2018
Due to Hurricane damage the customs and immigration wasn't open in Gorda sound so we sailed round to Spanish Town to check in. On dropping the anchor we enjoyed a great view down the Sir Francis Drake Channel topped by a rainbow. If only these waters could talk I would be grilling them about tales of pirates and treasure.
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
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