Monday, November 2, 2009

Sailing Again!

S/V Aspen – November 3, 2009 – Log #19
Position: 10 degrees 41.0’ N 61 degrees 38.0’ W
(Chaguaramas, Trinidad)

It is time to go sailing! Hurricane season is winding down, the Christmas season in Trinidad is in full swing and the islands are calling us. Besides, my Trinidad interpretation project is on hold until the new data arrives at the beginning of the new year.

Aspen needs to feel the warm Caribbean Sea swirl around her hull and the tropical trade winds push her on a new journey.

Leaving the easy marina life is always a challenge but out onto the ocean we will go. Our next stop lies to the north at Grenada. Then we will point Aspen’s bow to the west and chase the setting sun.

Maria says, "I cannot store one more object on this boat. The lockers are full of food and Steve has lots of M&M’s stored onboard. The rain gear is ready and I have my belt next to the stove so that I can cook while we are sailing. We have been saying goodbye to all the other cruisers who are not ready to leave yet. Most of them are waiting for parts! We attended a party the other night with lots of Canadians and Brits. We tried to teach them to speak English. The Canadian woman, who wrote the book Embarrassment of Mangos, brought some interesting foods to sample. Several local Trini couples also attended and they too had food for us to taste. There was also some rum! We hope Aspen still floats with all this added weight and can get us there quickly and safely."

Oh yes, we received 2 out of 3 of our packages. What a surprise that was!

So for now,
Sail on sail on Aspen…

Steve and Maria

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