congratulations on arriving safely and whole. enjoy the caribean--i love it there-- culebra is wonderful, if you get a chance to go there-- is a puerto rican island.. culebrita is also beautiful. have fun and smoooth sailing...
Ahoy Gary....was tracking you on your spot check also.....so glad you have made landfall in Bermuda !! Hope you have some time to stay/relax/recharge. Enjoy Bermuda....is a magical place. Good on ya Gary.....you just completed an awesome sail !! Hats off to you.......dianne
I followed you on' Spot' during your sail south. 'Spot' sure kept good track of you. Was a bit worried about you in the gale when you drifted off to the east. But glad you arrived in Bermuda today, hopefully without problems. Congrats on your arrival. I'm sure you'll need a few days of sleep.
Enjoy the island and the weather.
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
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