We pulled in at 9:00 a.m. and I headed to the docks. I took a tour to sail one of the America's Cup 12 meter boats from 1987. It just sounded like the right thing to do on a beautiful day that had about 20 knots of wind.
Just a quick update on where I'm at and how you can get a sail in while I'm on vacation in the Caribbean. I've had a few emails asking if I'm in business while I'm out of the country the answer is YES
Captain Ron is handling the business while I'm gone. He's a great guy and a very good captain. He'll take your calls on the 800 number… (800-975-5824) and any emails that I get from you, I'll forward to him and he'll be in touch.
So that means you can still get out on the water while I'm out playing, and playing I am…
Pat and I left Miami on Saturday around 4:00 p.m. and are on Carnival's Miracle. She's a Spirit class ship. A very comfy sail.
We'll arrive in St. Martin in the morning, Tuesday. Spend the day. I'm going to do the 12 meter tour. They have 3 12 meter America's Cup racers down there that they fill up with folks, teach us a job and then do a 3 boat race. I've done it before and it is quite an experience. Those boats fly. It's just a good chance to experience somewhat what it's like to be on one of those things. Very cool.
Then another day at sea. We end up in Grand Turk on Friday. This is my 3rd time there and it's been interesting watching it grow since we Americans started to visit. The last time I was there they had caught on to the tourist thing and started putting up EZ up tents on the streets and selling all the commercial junk made in Mexico and China… Go figure. But it gets bought, so they continue to prosper.
Another day at sea and then we disembark in Miami on Sunday morning, drive back to Fort Myers Beach and pick up Maggie from the dog sitters.
Here's a shot leaving Miami and a couple of the view from the last couple of days at sea.
So if you are heading down, the season is upon us. Just google Sailing Charters in Fort Myers Beach, or Sailing in Fort Myers Beach and we'll be there for you. OR just click on this link: Magic Wind Adventure Sailing or Star of Orion. They'll all get you to where you want to go and that's on a 38 foot sailboat, sailing on the Gulf of Mexico with the sound of those warm tropical waters flowing under you keel.
Capt. Ron or I will see you soon. Please travel safe and take really good care of each other. We are living in a different world now and need to be aware of everyone and everything around us. Feelings can be hurt easily and now is not the time in history to do that…
You know I'd be lying if I told you that the weather is wonderful this week. I could tell you about all the wonderful sun filled days and that would be true, to a point. I could tell you of the incredible sunsets, and that would be true. But you'd have to enjoy them in the frigid cold.
Boy o' boy do I have to keep up on this blog. Charters have been rockin' and now my winter guests are coming in. Vacation is right around the corner. Yea I know… Vacation from Paradise. Where do I go? Well this time, my wife is putting me on a cruise ship with six of my good friends and taking me for eight days to sea. Well have whistle stops at St. Martin, St. Kitts and Grand Turk. The rest of the time I'll have my feet up, watching the water and a rum something in my hand. It will be a good trip.