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As predicted, internet sans ZTC’s Wirie is a bit harder to come by. That small drawback aside, there is pretty much nothing to dislike about what we’ve been up to since yesterday.

After leaving ZTC parked beside a monstrous catamaran (MONSTROUS!), Rebecca, Michael, Sam and I (yes, of course we didn’t leave our sailor cat behind) headed north in the Leopard on route to Carriacou. It’s hard to say whether it was the weather or the boat but I can honestly say that we have not had a smoother sail north from Grenada. With reefed main and Genoa the 4600 sailed beautifully, at times giving us 2/3 wind speed.

This is a bit of a fun trip for Rebecca and I because we planned stops that were not only new to our friend Michael but to the two of us as well. In perfect time for sundowners, we parked the boat on a mooring ball at Sandy Island west of Carriacou last evening, our first time there. We had a great evening of gourmet food and drink, nice conversation and a super-comfortable sleep. Yeah, that boat has great ventilation. This morning we cast off from the mooring ball and motored around the tip of the island to Petite Martinique, another place we had yet to visit.

What’s on tap for tomorrow? Great question. Just because we’re on a different boat doesn’t mean that we’ve started running on a concrete schedule. We’ll wait and see where the wind and our moods direct us. Stay tuned.


  1. Besides the size Mike, What do you like about the Leopard? If it was just you and Rebecca, would you find it to big for just the two of ya……

  2. Awesome picture of Sam 😉 What did you think of the Bakon Caesars ? We were at Quahogs Bar (Onset, MA) two days ago and they served those up, with real slices of bacon to boot !! We LOVE our Wirie so far. As always, looking forward to reading more…

  3. Bacon flavoured vodka? Really?? How is it?

  4. Bacon flavored vodka…I knew I liked you guys for some reason.

  5. Hi Guys,
    I really enjoy your site. How’s that bacon flavored Bloody Caesar? My spouse is from the Kitchener/ Waterloo area and exposed my poor ‘merican pallet to the Caesar side of life,( much preferred to a Bloody Mary). I guess I’ll need to mix myself a sundowner here in your honor.

  6. I see daffy duck is putting on some more miles ! I’ll make sure I tell Terry 🙂

  7. “Bacon Flavored” Vodka; sounds tasty! You guys are having way to much fun!

  8. Hey guys, love folowing your blog and my first comment is to ask about booz. What is the (bacon) flavored ?? and what do you do with it?

  9. Hey Guys,
    My friends and I used to do this type of trip EVERY year back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, on cats rented from Moorings. Really miss those days and hope you guys have a fantastic time. Your guest will LOVE the Tobago Keys!!! lol. We going to Sauteurs on Saturday to hash. Will miss you guys.

  10. Sounds like a nice home away from home! Have fun!

  11. Mike & Rebecca you guys look good in the new boat. Make sure you stop off in Chatam Bay

  12. Do I sense a larger boat purchase in your future? Looks like everyone including Sam is enjoying the new digs.

  13. Last time I went and test drove something I ended up with a brand new car… just sayin’…

  14. What is that large cat next to ZTC? I don’t recognise it.

    Talking of cats, I’m glad to see Sam made it ok and has checked the boat as only a feline cat can. What a lovely picture.

    Good pics all the way round, as usual, thanks. You are obviously enjoying it. It looks as though Michael is as well.


  15. You can teach an old salt new tricks. Although I’ve been cruising most of my life, the info you shared on the Alpha 1000 and the Wifie has added to the cruising experience. Keeping in touch through the internet is a good thing.
    Capt Rich

  16. I appreciate the feedback! Hope you guys are having a good time sailing around!

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