Category: Captain’s Log

0715:  Within the past hour, the members of Bravo Watch looked at the setting moon over the port bow and only a short time later saw the sun rise on the starboard quarter.  So begins another day at sea. The crew is well into the ship’s routine.  After our first day of nearly calm winds, it breezed up during the night.  By yesterday morning the sky was overcast, and a 25-knot wind from the NNE had kicked up a bit…

Captain’s Log The Tabor Boy departed Culebra for sea in the afternoon on the 13th.  Three years ago, we had sailed around the west side of the island, past Cayo de Luis Pena and Cayo Lobito, so this time I opted for the northern side.  The wind was light as we ghosted along past numerous white sand beaches and protected anchorages before finally clearing the area near Bahia Flamenco. Once clear of the island, we set course for the northern…

Waking up at 6:30 this morning, we rose from our bunks and changed into our swimsuits for a refreshing morning dip. While in the water, we spent some time playing another watch-against-watch keep-away game. Bravo watch took today’s win. Climbing back aboard the schooner, we ate a great breakfast of bagels, oranges and eggs. We then got underway and said goodbye to Red Hook Harbor. There was very little wind, so we motored along the northern shore of St. Thomas…

In the morning we jumped into the beautiful Caribbean water and played “keep-away” with a football in the glassy calm water of Francis Bay.  Soon after breakfast we went on a hike along some foot trails to reach the ruins of the old Annaberg sugar mill.  We looked for lizards, and Zane and Adam were able to catch a couple.  Tucker, Tom and “lead fisherman” Ian went to the flats to try to catch some bonefish.  They spotted some but…

Sunset Over St. Thomas

We began our journey north by sailing east, from St. Thomas to St. John.  It was an enjoyable sail on a very warm day, and we were all in very high spirits. There was a minimal amount of wind, however, and we were forced to use the engine toward evening.  We anchored off Cruz Bay a little after noon and spent the afternoon in the town.  There we enjoyed local cuisine as well as smoothies from the local “drink specialist”…

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