On Delay is on her way again, with a new crew and under a new name

October 15th, 2014, San Francisco, USA

In August, Chris T and family bought On Delay. They have renamed her “Family Circus”. A very apt name as they are a big family: a crew of seven.

Last week, Family Circus headed out from San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate bridge, and turned south. They are blogging their adventures too. So, if you are interested in the continuing story of the Lagoon 470 catamaran, hull #44, check out svfamilycircus.com

We are thrilled that On Delay is cruising again, and we wish fair winds, fine sailing, and safe adventures for Family Circus and her crew.

On Delay arrives in San Francisco

June 21, 2014, San Francisco, USA

I was very happy to see this automatically generated email on Saturday night:

From: MarineTraffic
Date: June 22, 2014 2:50:03 AM EDT
Subject: Arrival: ON DELAY, Port: SAN FRANCISCO

Time: 2014-06-22 06:49 (UTC)

(Time of arrival/departure is the time the vessel approaches the entrance/exit of the port respectively)

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A Trio of tourist activities in Costa Rica

March 2014, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is for tourists. The country seems perfectly geared for the 10-day family vacation. We did more classic tourist stuff in Costa Rica than usual. Read about it here.

First, to bring you up to date — After a six-week stay in Guatemala, Jane and Tony rejoined On Delay in Quepos, Costa Rica. A couple of weeks later, Pete and Gayle headed back to San Francisco to resume their land lives, leaving Tony and Jane with On Delay until it was time to take her to San Francisco. We’ve been making the most of our final weeks on On Delay — I didn’t pause for even long enough to write a blog post. Apologies.

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December 7, 2013, Las Brisas Anchorage, Panama

This is a tardy post, but I want you to show you the photos.

Before starting the On Delay adventure, I didn’t know the true meaning of the word “careen”, which, according to Miriam-Webster is:

1 : to put (a ship or boat) on a beach especially in order to clean, caulk, or repair the hull

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Pete’s recipe for Saril drinks

An occasional series of practical recipes to cook using the ingredients at hand.
December, 2013, Panama

December in Panama means that the Jamaica flowers are in bloom. These are used to make beautiful, traditional Christmas drinks. We bought a couple of pounds of fresh Jamaica (also called saril or sorrel) flowers at the Abastos market in Panama City, and Pete processed them and prepared seasonal drinks for us.
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Cont’d: Top dozen ways to play when On Delay is on delay in Panama (#8 through #10)

8. Get to know the three Panama cities.

Panama La Vieja, dating from 1519, was sacked in 1671 by Henry Morgan, a not-nice Welsh pirate. In the mayhem, fire destroyed the city. In 1673 inhabitants rebuilt the city as Casco Viejo in a more protected area. Over the centuries Panama City has grown and flourished, now a key Central American trade center.
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Cont’d: Top dozen ways to play when On Delay is on delay in Panama (#2 through #4)

November 22 to December 2, 2013, Panama

Here are some more of Wren and Laura’s recommendations for and photos from Panama.

2. Enjoy old friends and new while eating well.

Home-cooked gourmet meals by Jane and Tony, and while visiting Martine and Mark. Reconnected with pal Jon, the NY City Bagel Cafe entrepreneur and restaurant aficionado.
Gustatory delights at restaurants range from a $3 plato typico to a wine-pairing tasting menu.

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