|Gonzalo just passing Bermuda|
HURRICANES OVER BERMUDA
When we left Chantey V on the mooring in Hamilton Harbour in early October the consensus was that an exceptionally mild hurricane season was almost over. Still, we stripped all canvass and stowed everything we could below.Well, along came Faye and Gonzalo to reconfirm that Hurricanes are unpredictable.
|Mooring field during Hurricane Faye|
|Bare poles for the storm|
BERMUDA TO ST MARTIN
|Day 3 grib files over our route to St Martin|
|D and D Divers Inc.|
After a quick dive to check thru-hulls and clean some new barnacle growth, we moved to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club where we received a warm welcome from dock manager Reggie.
|Then there were 3|
|Helga the Hydrovane|
|Spinnaker run home|
Not all play however and I am so grateful to John for overhauling my main winches and David for rebuilding the exhaust elbow. Getting the part from Perkins USA in 2 days was amazing - St Martin sure is a hassel free place to get work done.
Alas all good things come to an end with John returning to Lisbon, David to Victoria and Eli Blue departing to gunk hole around the Island in the present calm weather. A welcome couple of days alone to make the boat shipshape in readiness for the Admiral and her sister Teresa who arrive in St Martin on Tuesday.
EATING ABOARD CHANTEY V
|Dinghy ride to Ideal 1 in the Lagoon|
|Waterfront diner Simpson Lagoon|
|Breakfast is now being served on the upper deck.|
|Dining out with Gene And Jo-Ann from Eli Blue|