Time to Shove Off!

The time has finally come to leave St. Thomas. At the end of March Admiral Gayle and I (aka Davey can eat it!) plan to shove off. First stop Puerto Rico, then Turks and Cacos, Bahamas, Bermuda, with the goal of sailing past the Statue of Liberty and up the Hudson River in July to visit friends and family. After that, who knows!! Been busy with final preparations: solar panels, wind generator, chart plotter, satellite internet/email/phone, dingy, anchors and ground tackle, screens, new cruising foresail, new chain counter, cabin fans, paper charts and guides, spare parts... whew, thats enough! Gayle is ready to throw all my issues of Practical Sailor away! Stay tuned...

Phil's Playmates on Bel Ami!

In January Phil and friends Brenna and Andrea came sailing on Bel Ami. Admiral Gayle and myself (Captain Doctor Accordian Guy Dave) had ourselves a fine time hosting Phil and his lovelies. We feasted like royalty, having almost all meals on board, and danced our socks off at the Willie T and Foxies. Phil and I dived the Wreck of the Rhone, and we all snorkled incessantly everywhere we could. Ferocious looking barracuda intimidated the girls all along the way, but the girls managed to survive without a bite.