We just wanted to post something since it has been so long since we’ve been on here to let everyone know that we are still safe and sound and heading out on the sea once again.
It’s that time of year for us!
Over the last couple of weeks we have been visiting family in south Florida and making our last minute preparations to return to the island of St. Kitts where our beloved Moon has weathered out not one, but two major hurricanes this year, Irma and Maria. It is so sad to see so many of the beautiful islands that we have visited and our cruising community affected as terribly as they were. It is unfathomable what so many are going through because of these hurricanes. We were incredibly lucky and believe that Moon is safe and sound at our boatyard in St. Kitts. (we have not seen any pics yet but have been told that the boatyard received minimal damage) The island was spared from the worst of both hurricanes and we know that we were very fortunate! Hopefully we will be reporting good news once we get to see her in person.
We can’t believe that our summer is over already. Not to say that it flew right on by but it seems like that now. If you asked us in the middle of the summer we would have said that it felt like it was never going to end but, it always feels that way when you are working in the hot sun! It was a good summer we had maybe a little more rain than we wanted but we were able to work and make our living so that’s what it is all about. We stayed in the same apartment complex as we always do and had the best roommate ever, our daughter Rachel.
The summer comprised of us waking up early, going to work, coming home late and tired just to get up and do it all over again the next day. We worked every day, around 10 – 12 hours a day or more, 7 days a week. Why? Because it is our the time to make the dough$$
Brian worked mostly at the marina keeping the marina and the boats running. I took sun burnt tourists out to see our famous bottle-nosed dolphins that frolic in the Gulf of Mexico.
I even got to learn how to drive a 25 passenger jet boat that started up business in the area. That was an adventure and a blast and if you come to PCB I would definitely recommend you take a wild ride with them!
Here’s the website for the marina that we work for if you want to check it out too: https://www.watersportspc.com/
If Moon is as we expect her to be when we arrive it should take us about 10 days to get her shipshape and then it will be splash time. We have not set in stone where we will be cruising to as of yet since it seems that some off the islands are still recovering. We don’t want to be part of a problem for those recovering from the hurricanes but want to bring business to the islands that are ready for us. We understand that tourism is everything. That is how we make our living too! We will be sure to keep you posted on our whereabouts.
Take care for now and hopefully soon we will be posting more pics of the beautiful places that we visit.
Jennifer and Brian SV/Moon