Down, But Not Out

Finally we have some up-close shots of Genevieve and we can see that she is still more or less in one piece!  She is leaning forward and on her side, which means the part of the hull that is on the ground is a forward, strongly built part.  That is good.  Also her rudder–a potentially … More Down, But Not Out

Donate

Hey Peeps. Maybe you can find some funds to donate to our friends Erik and Sheryl in Tortola who lost their home, their possessions, and their business in Hurricane Irma? Any amount appreciated and sorely needed to help them rebuild. https://www.gofundme.com/rescue-e-s-in-the-bvi?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sharing_image&utm_campaign=invite_n If you would prefer a more general donation point, Richard Branson’s fund is the … More Donate

Now We Know, Kinda

We finally have some news.  We saw this picture this morning of the Nanny Cay storage area.  Most boat are toppled and it looks bad, but Genevieve is identifiable.  She is on her ear, leaning over about 30 degrees and it looks like the mast is still up.  We won’t know the extent of damage … More Now We Know, Kinda

Poor Virgin Islands!

  Genevieve took a direct hit from hurricane Irma and we have not received any direct confirmation of how she did or even if she is still a boat rather than a pile of twisted stainless and fiberglass.  Tortola was slammed and most people lost their homes, and some lost loved ones, so our First World … More Poor Virgin Islands!

Irma is Coming!

We left Genevieve sleeping on land in Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands. We have been enjoying our Summer at West Gilgo, but poor Genevieve is about to be slammed by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. We left her fully prepped to survive a blow, but a Cat 5 is an outrageously powerful storm that will flatten … More Irma is Coming!

Island Life

The British Virgins have been well and truly explored.  Since January we have anchored in every possible bay, snorkeled every reef, seen every sunset, and sampled every beach bar’s conch fritters.  So with this season’s guest list completed and waved off, we have decided to head west to more Virgin territory. The British Virgin Islands … More Island Life

Big Sail

  This from 21º 19’.113N, 065º29’.442W, or in other words, 1000 miles out from Fort Lauderdale with only 200 to go to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands on this seven-day ocean adventure via the non-stop, way out there “I-65” route.  We have not seen another ship in the North Atlantic Ocean for four days…the crew of … More Big Sail

Watch Out Virgins…

Winter is on its way and we are outta here!  And to get “outta here” we are undertaking our most ambitious and longest ocean passage yet:  a non-stop, 1100 mile sail into the Atlantic from Florida to the Virgin Islands.  Read on… We left NY  just as the chill arrived in late October.  We drove to Genevieve in … More Watch Out Virgins…

Darwin Confounded

We are in the Exumas and find ourselves in a zone of unusual biological diversity at the moment, most of it marine, but some land-based fauna are exhibiting rather unusual opportunistic adaption to the sea.  Read on… We had a great time skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with the Stettners/Bohnes and returned to Marsh Harbour … More Darwin Confounded

Nippers, Nippers!

The Whale passage eventually calmed down enough for us to pass through and access a new set of Cays in the south end of the Sea of Abaco.  These Cays are a bit more populated and busy compared to the deserted, or at best, thinly-populated islands in the north. We had an instant “in” with … More Nippers, Nippers!