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.
June 21, 2014, San Francisco, USA
I was very happy to see this automatically generated email on Saturday night:
Date: June 22, 2014 2:50:03 AM EDT
Subject: Arrival: ON DELAY, Port: SAN FRANCISCO
ARRIVAL of ship: 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)
May 19 – June 21, 2014, The Pacific Ocean
On the afternoon of Monday, May 19th, I waved off On Delay from the dock at Marina Puesta del Sol in northern Nicaragua. Aboard were: Pete, Tony, Renan, a lot of diesel, and a lot of food.
Here they are, ready to go:: Tony, Renan, and Pete.
Last year, we “bopped” along from Bahamas to Puerto Rico, through the Windward and Leeward Islands, finally arriving in Grenada. We carried on to go to Trinidad, Aruba, Colombia and Panama, then Belize, Mexico, Cayman Islands (partial crew), Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. Continue reading
February 5 to 7th, 2013, Passage from Cayos Viverillo to Ambergris Caye, Belize
I gotta keep working on the lettered animals if I’m gonna make it through the alphabet before we’re off the boat.
We did see some magnificent dolphins on our way to Ambergris Caye.
February 2 to 3, 2013 From Providence, Colombia to Cayos Viverillo, Honduras
We had a good passage: about 170 miles through the water (nearly 200 over ground because we had the current helping us). We sailed to weather mostly and did one fairly short tack of motoring into wind to put us in a good position to carry on sailing. On the way, we almost caught a big dorado — it got away just as we were trying to get it into the boat. At sunset, we caught another, slightly smaller one*. I reeled it in — I was completely casual about this process because I was convinced it was just another piece of seaweed. When I saw it was a fish, I got Pete to land it for me.
*The one that got away is always bigger.
January 24-25th, 2013, San Andrés to Providence, Colombia
Both islands belong to Colombia and are part of the same Colombian department but they are surprisingly different, especially given that they are only about 55 miles apart.
Interestingly, even though the islands are 55 miles apart, we sailed 119 nautical miles to get to one from the other. Providence is north and upwind from San Andrés. To our credit, we did sail most of the way — motoring less than 5 miles in total.
We left San Andrés mid-morning and arrived in Providence around the same time the next day. We stopped at Cayo Bolivar for about three hours on the first afternoon. There we lunched and snorkeled.
The statue at Cayo Bolivar.
We checked out of Aruba on Tuesday afternoon (Sept 25th) and arrived in Colombia around midday on Thursday (Sept 27th). We sailed about 275 miles.
Trinidad to Aruba, August 26th to 29th, 2012
At 12:30 am, On Delay slipped away from the dock at Power Boats boatyard where she’d been for two weeks.
Aruba, September 2, 2012
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