Since we completed our refit in the Summer of 2018, so much has been going on that we have rather neglected to write anything about our adventures. We have now resolved to do better and so this post is to bring things up to date before we start posting properly.
Our trips so far have included:
- Norfolk (Virginia) to Charleston (South Carolina)
- Charleston to The Abacos (Bahamas)
- The Abacos to the Exumas (further south in the Bahamas)
- Exumas to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
- Punta Cana to the British Virgin Islands (BVI)
- BVI to Antigua
The main event that rather interrupted our lives in the midst of all this fun was Tom suffering from a sudden burst disc in his cervical spine a few days after our arrival in the BVI. He was completely incapacitated and unable to leave his bed for 5 weeks, leaving Alex to learn a lot about the boats systems rather more quickly than planned…
We decided to hire a very experienced Nordhavn training captain (Bernie Francis) who flew into the BVI from Florida to help Alex get the boat over to Antigua where better medical care was available. Over the few days he was with us, he trained Alex so well that she was able to dock the boat in Jolly Harbour Marina in Antigua by herself – quite an achievement given that this was the first time she had docked anything, let alone a 72ft, 100 ton monster!
As of the start of May 2019, we were in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and ready to begin the next phase of our travels…