Cruise 2017 Adventure

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October 29th, 2019
As you can see Halloween has started to rear its head and I couldn't walk past this amazing dragon without taking a picture. It is lit from within and its wings flap!!
October 29th, 2019
I do an awful lot more work than people realize and enjoy the variety it brings. The last four mad weeks have meant that a lot of admin has piled up and so I have spent two full days bashing away in the office. The hope is to get on top of it today and in so doing liberate a new chapter which will be the winter migration south for some rum n sun. We purposefully don't have plans and will let the wind decide progress as we winkle out any hidden gems that lie in our random path.
October 29th, 2019
How things change, amazingly, this picture was taken on the evening of Ians rainy picture. We had just had an amazing paddleboard crammed with wildlife. Hundreds of very noisy Geese joined us in the bay and all took off at the same time as we approached them ....... childish but fun. There were lots of jelly fish and those prehistoric Horseshoe crab with a tail. A huge stag, crowned with magnificent antler waded out of some reeds and bounded off.

Tracey cooked up a storm and we had Ian and Michelle over to celebrate two years since we drove onto the cross-channel ferry with a van full of equipment and sailed into our new life. A life which we are still enjoying as we explore new territory and meet wonderful new people. You may recall we met Grant and Brigitte in Maine on their lovely yacht Louise. They very kindly sent us a gift pack of Whiskey and Gin.

A toast with their Hendricks Gin and Tonic could not have been more apt.
October 29th, 2019
Time to move on from Annapolis and with a blow on the way we decided that Shaw Bay looked a safe anchorage. Although it didnt blow as much as was forecast it definitely called for a safe haven. As you can see from Ians lunchtime picture it rained cats and dogs.
October 29th, 2019
Wednesday was the day to go filming which turned out to be rather fun as we worked with T2PTV. Ashley was on board with Bruce driving the support boat and drone. The shoot was for Garcia who are putting together some video for their website and I have to say we are both delighted and honored to be supporting this amazing boat.
October 29th, 2019
Annapolis served us well for it is a nice place and has all the support that a cruiser might need. We topped up with food, fuel and water. The local chandlers were raided for all sorts of bits n bobs to cover the next six months of wear and tear. Indeed, we started to feel like permanent residents of the Galway bar for there is a launderette and a barber just across the road - where else might you go when waiting! Another highlight was catching up with our good friends Nadine and Kelly who we met in Staniel Cay many moons ago. As you can see from the picture taken on the way back to the boat one evening it's a picturesque and historic town.
October 20th, 2019
We have a Sunday off. Feels a rare thing and we have made the most of it with a Sunday brunch of bacon, pancakes, coffee and maple syrup all the way from Maine. So good to have a day to ourselves chilling out - the rain has added to the Sunday feel as we listen to BBC Two on player.
October 19th, 2019
Crisp Morning
Its done it again, I left Annapolis in my shorts returning a week later to find that I cant feel my finger tips after putting up the dodger. Its remarkable how the weather changes here.

Stunning autumnal morning and I am looking forward to going for a paddle board to celebrate the end of a mad mad four weeks without break. Its been an absolute blast.

Looking at my diary we have, apart from a day of filming next week, four commitment free months. We are so looking forward to being able to drift from experience to experience without the clock ticking.

Quite the change after a year of deadlines........Wooo
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