It’s Getting Real!
In spite of the huge hurricane that is, at this very moment, reeking havoc on Mexico, many cruisers here have either started moving north again, or are making plans to depart Grenada shortly. With all this activity, the most common question these days in every cruiser conversation is “what are your plans?” As you might imagine, the answers vary.
Some of our friends have already set off west towards the ABCs and Panama. Others will be sailing north, planning on spending another season cruising the Virgins and the Eastern Caribbean. Still others plan to head back to North America, their cruising time drawing to a close.
What are our plans? Here you go…
To begin, we are looking forward to receiving visitors on Monday, our very good friends, and our first ever Canadian guests! We also will have guests with us for Christmas, New Years and the first week of January. After those visits, we will take Frost to Trinidad and haul her once again. While she is on the hard, Rebecca and I will be flying to Panama to rendezvous with Jason and Gail on Two Fish to transit the Panama Canal on their boat, and then continue on to the Galapagos. In fact, just this morning we booked all of the plane tickets for this trip! Yup, it’s getting real!
After that exciting trip, we’ll fly back to Trinidad to complete a bottom job on Frost, and then relaunch her. We will then sail back to Grenada to receive two more guests who want to go sailing with us. After that, barring any new developments, we plan to sail west.
Wow… that’s the most elaborate schedule we’ve had in ages! We’re pretty pumped about it all.
Two interesting (to me) tidbits relating to the Galapagos:
- Just this week a new species of tortoise was discovered on the Galapagos islands. Amazing!
- I am part way through the book Rounding the Horn written by Dallas Murphy. Just yesterday I reached the part of the book where Charles Darwin and the Beagle were introduced.
- The [Galapagos] islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Source: Wikipedia