Natalia, the two dogs and I arrived yesterday afternoon. She has a new job here and I, after eighteen years at the World Bank, will be looking for something new to make a leaving. Hopefully something that will give me more time for sailing. For now, we are loving the new apartment and the neighborhood, Mar … Continue reading Moving to Beirut
I m writing from my room at the house in Casa Blanca – Ecuador, where the girls and I are spending vacations with my family. My mother, father, and brother are here, so is my sister and nephew who arrived two days ago. We’ve found our routine. A lot of reading, very little work, movies, … Continue reading From Casa Blanca Ecuador – Antares @ the Boat Yard in T&C
At the end I didn't go. Why? I didn't sleep well Sunday/Monday night thinking about what to do. Antares' rudder tube -- where the steering quadrant connects to the rudderstock -- needs attention. A potential leak is developing, in part because the clamps around the flexible stuffing box are rusted and can fail. The likelihood … Continue reading Still @ South Side Marina
Antares is almost ready to go. But the question now is where ? The original plan was to sail towards Manzanillo Bay in Dominican Republic and from there follow the north coast to Luperon and, eventually, Puerto de Plata. But the weather is not cooperating. The problem is not as much the passage to Manzanillo; … Continue reading Indecision: DR, Jamaica, T&C?
Well, it seems I m going back to T&C on Wednesday for a solo passage to Luperon in the DR. I have my airplane tickets, my carry-on is packed, the new drone (Karma by GoPro) is ready in its, small, case. I'm just waiting for the dry food to close the bag where I bring … Continue reading From Turks and Caicos to Dominican Republic
Natalia and I landed in Providenciales on Friday April 9 after an uneventful journey that started, early that day, in Washington DC. We had checked-in a heavy-duty bag with the drone and electronics, and a new dinghy. Yes, a new dinghy, a 9 ft Newport with hard floors. At the end, the old couldn’t be … Continue reading Back to Turks and Caicos for a Short Cruise
All this week I have been at home with the flu; a nasty bug with a very strong will to survive. It seems that the short passage to Turks and Caicos and the vacations in Ecuador took place a long time ago. I haven’t had the energy or motivation to do much in terms … Continue reading Back to DC with the flu