Saturday, September 13, 2008

A new experience

After sailing across the Pacific and selling Zafarse , a Baltic 42,Alison and I am now living on a Privilege 42 Catamaran. It is located in Porlamar, Venezuela, the largest city on the isalnd of Margarita.

Margarita is situated off the Venezuelan coast about 40 miles.

Our initial trip to take possesion of the boat has been a trying time. Two days after purchase a gale developed in the anchorage. There are currently 80 boats here waiting out hurricane season. A Norwegian boat broke out the anchor and was heading for the beach. It looked like it was going to hit Le Chat Beaute. At the last moment his anchor grabbed and he veered away and missed us by .5 meter. A close call. The next day my dinghy and outboard were "liberated". Not an auspicious begining

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