Posts tagged: vacation

Avast ye maties

Our final stop for the day was Great Harbor where we planned to go to Foxy’s after dinner to listen to music and dancing. On the way Brandon talked about some of his other trips and how they would have to vary their itinerary when they have kids on board (normally Tradewinds doesn’t allow children on […]

Thursday November 15th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »


View BVI Tradewinds 2012 in a larger map After our success at Great Dog, we continued our journey across the sea to Beef Island.  Brandon and Monica knew of a fun little resturaunt in Trellis Bay. We moored near the resturaunt and enjoyed our evening cocktail hour on the boat.  Then we cleaned up, I […]

Wednesday November 14th, 2012 in , , , , | No Comments »

The Mission at Great Dog

After we left Virgin Gorda we motored across to Great Dog.  The seas were a little rough but after a little searching we found a nice spot on the far side of the island.  Sandy, Jamie, Sam, and Donna were going to go snorkeling.  They loaded up in the dinghy and Monica took them across to a […]

Tuesday November 13th, 2012 in , , , , , , | No Comments »


Brandon taught us a new word on our trip.  Chilaxing. Of course it was more than just a word.  It’s a state of mind.  And there is no better way to chilax than kicking back on the open seas and watching the clouds go by.  No bills.  No traffic.  The only noise is the sound of […]

Monday November 12th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Virgin Gorda’s two gas stations & more…

Drip, drip, drip… It rained on us some Sunday night – we had to close the hatch which made it a little stuffy down below, although it still wasn’t too bad. Sandy got the worse end of the deal because there was a slight leak in the hatch directly above her. It was like chinese […]

Monday November 12th, 2012 in , , , , , | 1 Comment »

BVI Tradewinds

Just a quick post while we’re on shore and I have a wireless connection.  Trip is great – there’s twelve of us altogether.  Captain and first mate (Brandon & Monica), a couple of trainees (Galli & Sam), English couple (David & Louise), friends from San Francisco (Donna & Jamie), and a couple from Mass (Steve […]

Sunday November 11th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Turquoise Dreams

Our home for the next seven days was a 46′ long catamaran named Turquoise Dreams.  She was the first boat in the Tradewinds fleet… which might explain why Brandon spent so much time with a wrench in his hand (just kidding… despite a couple of hiccups that boat was in great shape and absolutely beautiful).  […]

Sunday November 11th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Whale sharks!

Sandy thought I was being obsessive as I read the directions given to us by the self appointed “Whale Shark Daddy” and tried to trace out the route on google maps.  He had told us to forget google… because it doesn’t work well in Mexico.  And that may be somewhat true, but the Whale Shark […]

Monday July 30th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »


Oh… it’s already July 31st… and I really want to post pictures from our whale shark trip!  But we did go to Xel-Há on the 29th so I really should talk about that first. We first went to Xel-Há eight or nine years ago and had a wonderful time snorkeling around in their waters.  We’ve […]

Sunday July 29th, 2012 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Aventuras en Riveria Maya

The radio crackled to life as scheduled at 5:15am Friday morning.  It was soon accompanied by the sound of groans and I turned over just in time to see Sandy’s hand slam down on the snooze.  This was how most of our vacations began when an early morning flight was involved.  Actually, the flight for […]

Saturday July 28th, 2012 in , , , | No Comments »