Thursday, 2 July 2009

Homeward Bound sails The Grenadines

Randy demonstrates for Bristol Rose how it is done.

Some years ago, at White Rocks marina on the Chesapeake, we first met Randy and Pat from Homeward Bound. Homeward Bound is a beatifull Bruce Roberts designed Spray. Randy would entertain us with stories of how he and Pat planned to sail south to the Caribbean. As our plans to sail south came together we were thrilled at the prospect that we would both be heading south at the same time.

Randy is always quick to point out that each is his own captain and each Captain must make his own decisions aboout where and when to go. We repected Randy's opinion when he decided to leave in September, we did not leave until November.

We did catch up with Homeward Bound in Rock Sound, Eleuthera. True to his independent word and mumbling something about needing a "body tune up", Capt. Randy decided it would be far better to travel North to make headway South, so we bid Randy and Pat good bye hoping to see Homeward Bound Down Island.

What a thrill it would be to see Homeward Bound in the Grenadines.

Robert, Dave (Nikita) and Randy (Homeward Bound) discuss suitable attire for keeping warm in the tropics while Daisie looks on in disbelief.

Bristol Rose and Homeward Bound at anchor in the Tobago Cays

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