Fred DeVillers came down for 10 days. We sailed to St. Croix, where I took my SPEX medical licensing examination. I played accordian with the St. Croix Blues Society, and Fred got his PADI scuba diving certification. We also hiked out to Peterbourg Point on St. Thomas with Gayle, who is seen in the photos traipsing around barefoot on the rock!
Dave and Julie and friends Hugh and Fiona (please correct me if I got your names mispelled) showed up a couple days after Aunt Judy and Uncle Charlie. Gayle and I showed them a good time on the Bel Ami, where we sailed out to Buck Island and went snorkling. Great picture of Julie jumping in the water!! You Go Girl!
Life just keeps happening. Biggest change has been the end of a 10 year relationship with Anne. Me and Annie called it quits in July. We have lovingly parted, and wish each other well. In the meantime, I obtained my captain's license, successfully completed the SPEX examination to get a medical license in the Virgin Islands, and most importantly met Gayle (thank you Arran). 52 years old, widowed a year ago after 30 years together, mother of Sarah, owner of Jolly Mon, a day sail charter boat "Jolly Mon" (http://www.jollymonstthomas.com/), and fisherwoman extrordinaire (not to mention a great scrabble player), Gayle and I are planning on sailing Bel Ami to the Bahamas this winter, then then who knows where!!