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My visit to the Opera House....

I was born an hour south of Sydney, and I have been on a whole lot of weird and wonderful adventures around the world.... but up until last weekend I had never been to the Sydney Opera House. My daughter's dance school organized a dance trip to Sydney and we went to see West Side Story at the Opera House. WOW, what a night to remember.... and I don't know what happened to my little boat baby, but all of a sudden she is wearing heels and trying to be taller than me. There we are on the dinghy in Bequia together one minute..... and in the blink of an eye.... this.... It was a special weekend away, but one...

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Exploring the Caribbean

During our 10 years in the Caribbean, we spent a lot of time living and working in St.Maarten.  We did various jobs there, and always worked hard saving up the next lot of money to go sailing again.  For a year and a half I worked as Marketing Manager for St.Maarten's 12 Metre Regatta.  This is a tour company that had 5 famous America's Cup yachts, and would take tourists out racing.  They had the original Stars n Stripes boat that Dennis Conner had won the America's Cup with, as well as a couple of famous Canadian boats.  They would stage actual races around stunning Great Bay.  Here I am aboard Canada's True North IV.   After we had our...

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The Virgin Islands

The people of the Virgin Islands (both US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands) are seriously working their butts off to get up and running asap.  All I keep hearing is how they plan to open their stores next month, ships are coming next month, some hotels are open now, and some are opening soon.  Airports are open.  Everyone is struggling to get ready FAST.  January, February, March are the real HIGH SEASON months in the islands, December & April are busy too.  They need you guys to still visit the islands, book hotels, go on sailing charters, eat at the restaurants, sip cocktails in the beach bars.  They want to get their lives back to normal. Your fellow countrymen...

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