Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wrapping it up for 2010

Our final day awaking in St. Thomas to beautiful sunshine, light breezes and warm temperatures.  Saturday, we made our way back to Ottawa closing out another successful two weeks of exploration, relaxation and building our skills.

We pulled out of Brewer's Bay and headed into Crown Bay Marina to fuel up.  Henry did a wonderful job of getting Mowzer alongside the dock with no stress, strain or freaking out on my part - he's getting really good with the twin engines!

Back at CYOA we completed our final checkout.  We were so impressed with the condition of Mowzer.  Of course there is some normal wear and tear from the charter life, but she is clean and well-maintained and completely ready for another busy season.  In fact, a quick turn-around was required as the next paying guests are coming aboard on Sunday to start their own personal adventures aboard our cat.

This is our final track from the GPS (the little green tracks are on-land exploration).  You'll see that we had to zig-zag our way around because of the east / north-east direction of the wind.  Start in St. Thomas in the middle, head west to Culebra, south to Vieques, back north to Culebra, east back to St. Thomas and then east again to St. John before returning once again to St. Thomas.

We arrived home in Ottawa with no delays (spoke to John today and apparently they ended up delayed overnight in Philadelphia, so we consider ourselves very lucky.)

Henry had to work early Sunday and when I finally awoke it was snowing, which it continued to do all day.  By the later afternoon, the accumulation wasn't very much (perhaps 2") but the message was clear!

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