I need to be more prudent. Part of my delay has been the total lack of decent internet aboard Mango. Apparently a thick fiberglass hull means no interwebz. Even now, I’m posting from a remote location. Anywho, time to explain the summer a little bit and the pics I posted last time…
I’ve taken a break from all things previous and accepted a job for the summer as a deckhand aboard a couple of traditionally rigged schooners. As you can see from the pics or via facebook, the boats are Alliance and Serenity. They’re gaffed rigged Thomas Colvin designs, and are owned by Yorktown Sailing Charters. The people are fantastic, the work has been a blast and I’ve learned a lot. The season has since wound down…We’re on to maintenance at this point, waiting for a haul on Alliance in order to do some work below the waterline.
In the meantime, I signed up to help sail the schooner Virginia from her slip at Nauticus in Norfolk up to the yard in Deltaville this Sunday in preparation for a haul out. One thing led to another, and I’m now also signed up to transit the boat from Deltaville to St. Thomas, USVI for the winter months. It will be just a quick trip down to the islands and then a flight back, but it’s my first long distance open ocean voyage. I’m also set to move off of Mango at the end of the month…some other developments are underway which make it fiscally wiser to step back on land for a few months and regather. Rest assured, it won’t be for long. Thanks for staying tuned…I’ll be away from internet during the transit, but I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures to post upon my return. Hit http://www.schoonervirginia.org for more info on the boat. Now I’m off to pack.