Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wind In Your Sails: Part I

We're ready for adventure and eight days of sailing fun in the fall of 2009! Three couples (Deb/Pete, Judy/Mitch, Chere/Fred) are chartering a 46' catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. Click here for a slideshow of our planned home-away-from-home. Pete and I and another couple, Bill and Claudia, chartered a monohull sailboat about five years ago and had a wonderful time. Wanting to return to the BVI's in the near future, I asked Chere and Judy if they would be interested in sharing the adventure. After checking with their spouses, they responded with a quick "Yes!". I was online checking out the available fleet before you could say "Arghhhh".

Departing the Moorings base in Roadtown Tortola, we'll make sail for Norman Island. From there we'll travel to Peter Island, The Baths on Virgin Gorda, Saba Rock, The Bitter End Yacht Club, and around the Atlantic side of Tortola to famous Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke, and Sandy Split. I'll write more about our itinerary and tales about past sailing charters in future posts.

Chartering is a great way to travel and take in all the sights. Your hotel travels with you and all the comforts of home are readily available as you move around picturesque Caribbean islands. Is there an island in the distance worth checking out? Set your sails, kick back, and enjoy the ride. Do you feel like snorkeling? Drop your sails, pick up a mooring ball, and dive off the back transom. The gentle rocking of the boat provides the most restful sleep imaginable. Star gazing is a must after a day of exploring, and rum is plentiful everywhere in the islands.

Can you tell we're excited? Check out Chere and Judy's blogs and join in the fun as we prepare for our adventure.


Janette said...

WOW that sounds like a wonderful trip. I on the other hand would be sea sick. =( Can't wait for part 2. Have a great day!

Judyann said...

Wow, it's just so exciting! Just your descriptions alone are going to help the time fly by until we set sail.

Judyann said...

Debra, forgot to mention that I love your new layout. The picture up top is gorgeous and so perfect for this time of year.

Roxanne Schwandt said...

Nice trip you have planned!! I would love to house sit for you while your gone... ehehee :)
By the way, your new header at the top of your blog is awesome!!! love it :)

Chere said...

Love the lay out. How did you use the picture at the top and what font is that. It is beautiful. Love it.

Deb said...

Can't wait to read about your expeditions in the Caribbean. Sounds like such a wonderful life experience!