Hello to everybody in the real world.
David: Since finishing our 28 day owner charter we have had 3 other charters. The cabin booking, Caribbean Travel and Life magazine doing a feature article on Moorings crewed charters as a family holiday and another group of 6. They all went ok with the magazine group being lots of fun.
We have been pretty busy with charters and maintenance on the boat and we are into a good routine and whilst we are working hard we are not getting to stressed about anything.
We don’t have a lot of charters booked over the next couple of months or though that can change fairly quickly. We have a gig on a bare boat 46 ft powerboat starting Sunday as skipper and cook that will be a novel change. It is a bit more low key than our normal job.
The food is pretty basic and we don’t have to do any of the boat prep or cleaning before or after the charter. We don’t have to entertain just basic cooking and drive them where they want to go. Currently we are experiencing our first named tropical storm T.S. Franklin.
It developed from a tropical wave really quickly yesterday, however it is not very big. Yesterday we went off dock for a couple of days and we were at the Full Moon party at Cracker P’s on Lubbers Quarters when we saw the Weather Channel and decided it would be better to be on dock than on anchor so we had a midnight dash back to Marsh Harbour and were safely tied up by about 2-00 am.
This proved to be a good decision as about 5-30am the front hit. It was fairly intense for about 2 hours, with lots of rain now and the occasional wind squall. We are experiencing a record start to the hurricane season with more activity and more named storms than any other year since records were kept. It seams just a matter of time before we get nailed by one.
All for now. Keep in touch.
David & Mel