Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nassau - BIG NEWS - Another Adventure Sail

Anchored here on the southeast side of Rose Island, eight miles from Nassau in strong wind and light rain, the boat seems very quiet. My son Chris left two days ago, he and his girlfriend Susan and her friend Stasha spent five days aboard. It's always fun to get caught up with what is going on in his life and of course his daughter Ocean. It's all good.

Chris has directed a movie, a documentary about music which is getting a lot of 'buzz" as they say. He interviewed about eighty celebrities, many are very famous. The movie is, The Heart is a Drum Machine and will be out, I think he said, in February. I Googled his name and it turns out there are about 6 or 7 hundred pages on him, there may be a new boat in my future after all, lol.

A lot of people have asked if I will do another adventure cruise this year - last years Panama cruise was great. It was so popular, in fact, I knew there would be another this year. With the economic down turn we are all looking for value; this cruise will be a real value at $125 per person, per day, plus shared expenses; I've been known to spend that much staying home.

Like last year, you can come aboard at a port of call along the way and stay as long/short as you like, leaving from the next port. Some guests left the boat and came back aboard further along the route after land touring for a week. Some guests reserved a week at certain locations for a private charter. The theme for 2009 will be the same, that is to say, all guests will be working crew, cooking cleaning, setting sail, standing watch and navigating. No worries if you don't have the experience or knowledge - you will be getting it on this cruise.

The route of sail will be the same to a point, starting in Miami or Nassau about the 1st of June sailing through the Bahamas, passing between Cuba and Haiti in the Windward Passage to the north east point of Jamaica at Port Antonio. After visiting in this very safe port we will make for Cartagena, Columbia then on to the San Blas Islands of Panama and Colon at the mouth of the Panama Canal. Here is where the trip differs from last year; this time we will transit the Canal.Once on the Pacific side we will make for the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and Peru.

This trip will be posted in detail shortly, both here and the newsletter you can sign up for at my web site. An equally exciting return trip to Miami will also follow. If you like you can get the flavor and sites of last year by going to the Panama trip on the site also the ship's log, lot's of pictures and comments.If you have interest in this adventure send me an email I'll do my best to answer your questions.

To keep updated on the progress of the trip, sign up for The Stay Cat News using the form at the bottom of each page on the website.

Also, be sure to check the Ship's Log on a regular basis.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Miami to Nassau

I haven't written in a long time, there simply wasn't much going on. I did a three day charter and a few day charters in the Miami area.
I'm currently 5 hours north of Nassau where I will meet my son Chris, his girl friend Susan, and her friend Stasia. We plan on some fun in the sun and catch up on family stuff; all is good.

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