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Sail to Utopia

Life on Utopia!

Our Blog series!

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This has been a busy... yet slow spring season! 

Since our plans to charter our boats has proven way to political and costly, we have altered our course once again!

Jay has been hired to run catamarans for Virgin Island Yacht Charters, and he loves it! He gets a cabin on a million + yacht, sleeps in a bed every night, the charter people feed him, and if they want, to learn to sail he doesn't even have to run the boat just supervise! I have been sewing and painting to my hearts content!

My parents started their own sailing charter business... back in the day "Wandering Star Cruises" Dad took "3 hour tours" Mom manned the ticket booth! She wasn't raised sailing, like I was blessed to have been, but I don't think she loved it less! We lost Dad just before his 73rd birthday, 20 years ago. We just lost Mom a month before her 91st, just this month. They lessons I learned from them both went beyond sailing, family, and perseverance... I learned about Love, patience, and kindness. I learned to be open to new things, and to keep on trying... no matter how life gets you down!  6/30/21​




 23 March 2021

WOW! Things have changed! Better...worse... who's to say! 


We have been working hard to resume our charter business here in Puerto Rico, however, road block after road block has changed our plans! We are going to work as Captains for charter companies in the USVI and do some yacht deliveries as they come up.


That way we will change our focus and relax at home while we explore Puerto Rico- her waters and countryside!


I grew up in the highly touristy area of Clearwater, Florida and it seems the only time WE got away from work and school was when our northern relatives came to visit! I never really took the time to explore, and become part of the environment...


We have a long list of places to go, see, and experience here in our new home!


Jay is taking off Friday for 10 days with 2 different charters, then we have a delivery scheduled from Cabo Rojo to Annopolis! Should be fun! Since sailing is what we are all about!


I have projects to do while he's gone, and I am going to spend some time being creative making & painting more sail bags! The first 10 or so I made have sold really well, so I am encouraged!


I am going to try to blog about our adventures, and will continue to create YouTube content that I hope you will enjoy! 


Please like, share and subscribe! If you have been a guest in the past and would like to come see us again, please reach out! We love company! Starting in April the Aguadilla airopuerto will resume operations...  we will pick you up!


Terry 


Fourth Blog Entry

16 February 2021

WE DID IT!!!


We arrived at Marina Pescarderia on 6 February 2021 late at night... So many lights on the shoreline, and guidance by iPad Navionics... We were guided to our slip by Capt. Merrick Westlund, as he had arrived prior to us, via tow service (but thats another story)!

We left Marathon, FL mid-day 9 January with 13 crew members in high spirits & all three of our boats pumped out, filled with water & fuel! 


As with any cruising adventure we had good days, and challenging days. We had no wind, too much wind, and wind that was NOT as forecast... directly on our nose!


Our projection of 9-14 days was doubled  by the time we arrived, and our crew was cut by 1/2 with 6 members departing from the Dominican Republic!


We have all tested COVID negative, done loads & loads of laundry, cleaned the boats inside and out, purchased an SUV,  and started the process of becoming Puerto Rican residents!!


Third Blog Entry

November 6, 2020

Back before the world flipped upside-down our plan was to relocate our charter business to the west coast of Puerto Rico... Docking our Morgan's in Cabo Rojo and setting up SURF CAMP in Rincón to the north... and now... 


We have regained our inspiration and momentum!


The world is "opening up!" and we are ready to fly away! 


I studied the Spanish language for many years in school- Thank you Florence Gilbert!! Because each time I have allowed myself to immerse myself in the world where Spanish is the first language I have been able to pull the memories up and have conversations! I can't wait to live in a country where I can become a Spanish speaker!!


We are amping up our advertising aimed at our goals for Puerto Rico! Sailing of course... so many new places to explore, snorkeling... there are reefs just outside the entrance to Puerto Real the harbor at Cabo Rojo where our new location Marina Pescaderia is located! Rincón is a famous surfing location with multiple beaches with different angles so you can a wave somewhere all thru the season! The Atlantic Ocean between the west coast of PR and Isla Desecheo- a National Wildlife Refuge has a trench that is 1999' deep and December-April finds Humpback and other whales migrating through the waters!

Our Second Blog Entry

November 9, 2020

Well with the warning of Eta regaining hurricane strength we scurried around and did all the necessary prep for our boats and vehicles... Helped several neighbors who were in and some out of town! We got showers and then settled down to dinner and to wait for our fate!

I went to bed early as it was still calm, just rain pitter-patter on the hatches... I storms I always sleep in clothes... When you have to react in the dark because things are going south, you don't want to go naked... rain and wind are cold, and you don't want to take too much time looking for an outfit!

Isaac came over to check on us, Jay made sure Majestic, Utopia and the dinghies were secure, last minute check, then Jay came to bed!


On a boat, you learn the "normal" noises and learn to sleep thru them. But when "abby-normal" comes to call, it's a "call to action"! Each shift of the wind blows the halyards a bit differently, it's actually comforting when the noises you hear correspond with the wind app on the phone.

The picture here is out my port light when I woke up this morning...


Hurricane season ends November 30th! Yeah!!!

Our First Blog Entry

January 15, 2020

Blogging is an art unto itself! We are in Marathon at Sombrero Marina Dockside and our chartering plan is beginning. As we search for Caribbean adventures to share, we considered visits to Havanna, Cuba... but tourism is a tricky thing there. Then we considered taking our adventures to Hope Town & the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas... Hurricane Dorian has changed those plans!

Our latest plan is to move our business to Puerto Rico! We travel there next month and research the possibilities! 

Please check out our YouTube channel-SUBSCRIBE and follow our adventures!

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