Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Plan

After receiving reports that a couple of the boats from Boca Chica Marina had come to untimely ends in the Bahamas I have concluded that going offshore without insurance is a really bad idea.  This will set back my planned departure for Mexico about a week.  Then I realized that the Blue Angels will be doing their Air Show here at Boca Chica on April 10th weekend so I have decided to stay for that and plan my departure for the first subsequent weather window.

We had another wedding here - long term cruisers Julie and Hammer.  Hammer provides sailing services to the Boy Scout Adventure Camp here in the Keys.  Like most people my age I have been to my fair share of weddings.  There is something very special about the cruising community just all pitching in to create a reception worth remembering.  The most amazing comment was by the bride to the assembled 75 or so cruisers - "I didn't think anyone would come."  They came, they decorated, they partied. Best wishes to Julie and Hammer.

I took some pictures at the setup and wedding.  You can find them at  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=160745&id=746726870&l=1781b7f829

1 comment:

  1. Roger,
    I can recommend for bedtime reading " Total Loss " by Jack Coote published by Adlard Coles.
    A collection of 40 first hand accounts of yacht losses at sea with a summary of the lessons learned !
    You'll think twice about even having a shower after reading this !!!