Saturday, August 11, 2007

Crooked Island, Bahamas

Wow. Long time no see. Sorry for the long delay, everyone--I feel more than a little guilty that it's been almost two months since I've posted. In my defense, this is the first time that I've had internet access in those two months at all. I've been dutifully blogging every day, and I have months of posts to post, but I'm using a friend of a friend's computer right now and can only drop a brief note to let everyone know that we're alive: not accosted by pirates, not dismasted, no coral reef holes in our hull.

We have had a run of bad luck, though. Pounding to windward, this far, in our elderly boat, has led us to have both engine problems and roller-furler problems. When we just had the engine problems (mainly to do with growth in our diesel), we weren't too worried, but when the foresail went, we started being a little more concerned. We've turned around and our headed more or less towards Georgetown or somewhere else where we can get repairs, unless we can jury-rig them ourselves.

In the meantime, we're just enjoying ourselves in the exquisite Out Islands. It's gorgeous out here, and the people are wonderful. It hasn't all been doom and gloom, to be sure. We're stationed in Crooked Island, off Landrail Point, for the time being, and I'm very hopeful that I can get everything posted--all our adventures of the last two months--the death-defying sails, the giant lobsters, the oceanside steak dinners in San Salvador... It's been fantastic.

Hope everyone's well--and still reading!


Anonymous said...

Hey it's great to hear that you are surviving! I hope you get to upload all of your adventures soon.
Dave in Assonet, MA
S/V Selah
1972 Ranger 33

Peter/Cephas said...

Hi!! It's good to hear from you! It sounds like things aren't too bad in the Bahamas, but that's no surprise...

An-Magritt said...

Brilliant to hear from you, sailing ones. Continued prayers for the little things that don't quite go right, for safety and protection and for joy in the journey!
Still reading, and look forward to the next:)

RainaRo said...

Glad to hear an update on your adventures...I can only daydream of playing in the Bahamas...:-)

Anonymous said...

great to hear you guys are ok

Anonymous said...

plan b was even a little concerned! we have been watching for you in Grace Bay in Provo. We are here for now indefinately, be sure to keep an eye out when you arrive.. for now we are in Caicos Marina and Shipyard after being hit with lightening day one, almost 7 weeks ago.. yes, you aren't the only cruisers to get stuck in a pretty place for awhile longer than planned.. S

Anonymous said...

So glad you're ok! I'm looking forward to all those posts, and can't wait to hear more about how you're doing!

Anonymous said...

Welcome, again. You've been missed.
Hope the jib furling issues can be solved and that your Ranger 33 carries on well. Paradise is where
you're at and we all look forward to
your adventure, so well described

Bob in San Pedro,CA
S/V Vela
1978 Ranger 33

Melissa said...

Hello to everyone--especially all those faithful R33 readers and old Faith colleagues! Yeah, we're fine. I feel bad about making everyone worry. Anyway, I still have more posts to post, so I better get to it...