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After another very nice crossing we reached the Virgin Islands (US and British). I really like it here, it’s one of my favorite sailing spots. December 2014.
The trip from Nantucket to Bermuda was very varied. The start was a little rough with wind gusting up to 50kn but as soon as we crossed the gulf stream the weather was really nice. November 2014
Runaway docked in Nantucket Harbor, waiting to sail down south again. October 2014.
While I was at anchor in Nantucket Harbor Runaway was hit by two boats who where dragging there anchor causing damage to the starboard side and the two bows. I was really mad when it happened because people are not paying attention to the strong and changing current and are using in adequate ground tackle. For the repair I had to sail to Newport RI where I also used the time on the hard to have the standing rigging replaced. September 2014.
Impressions from Nantucket. August 2014.
I have been to New York many times and it’s always a good feeling to be back. July 2014.
In the East River I got a big wooden plank stuck between the ruder and the saildrive, luckily I was still able to steer to starboard, out of the channel into a small bay and dropping the anchor. July 2014.
From Beaufort NC to Norfolk VI we took the inner coastal waterway (because of the weather). We had to use the engines a lot but since it was the first time for me and Runaway to be inland on a river like water it was also interesting. June 2014.
During the trip from Miami FL to Beaufort NC we had all kind of weather incl. a dead calm that turned the water into glass, we really enjoyed it, especially when the dolphins showed up. June 2014.
Miami was not really a place I wanted to go but it was a good place to change crew and get new supplies. June 2014.
The arrival in the Bahamas was a heart stopping moment for me because while entering Abraham’s Bay on Mayaguana I scraped over some coral heads, the noise was awful but thankfully the damage was only minor. Mai/June 2014.
The British and US Virgin Islands are a paradise for every sailor. April/Mai 2014.
St.Martin/Sint Maarten with it world famous airport was just a stopover on the way to the Virgin Islands. April 2014.
St.Kitts and Nevis, if someone would have ask me a couple of month ago where these Islands where, I had no idea. But that’s while we travel, to learn new things…
Antigua was already getting ready for the Race Week so there where a lot of boats everywhere and we where lucky to find some space in the English Harbor to drop our anchor. April 2014.
The highlight of Iles de Saints and Guadeloupe was definitely a dolphin that was swimming around Runaway. He stayed for hours and we could get really close to him. April 2014.
Dominica is an amazing nature paradise, above and below the water, we had a great time exploring. April 2014.
St. Lucia. March 2014.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, just an other day in paradise…
Sabine, Betty and Perry came on board in Grenada, now the boat is pretty full again. We did not do a lot of sightseeing but managed to visit the Grand Etang Forest Reserve. February 2014.
Trinidad was basically a working stop. I had to reseal a trough hull fitting and paint the bottom. We did go to the Caroni Swamp and the ASA Wright Nature Center to see some really cool wildlife. February 2014.
Tobago really has everything you expect of a tropical paradise, one beautiful beach after the other, crystal clear water and friendly people.
After 13 days and 20 hours we dropped the anchor in Carlisle Bay, Barbados. It was really a great feeling – we did it. We crossed the Atlantic.
The crossing, great weather, great crew, great boat, great fun, we had a blast…