There have been a lot of firsts for the new Field Trip crew:
- We successfully docked the boat with Sarah and I to get water
- We planned a 3-hour sail to a beautiful anchorage in Ilha Grande (so nice we decided to stay a little longer…)
- We went to the prettiest beach we’ve ever seen, and had a blast with kiddos. We literally walked through a jungle to get there, and spotted Marmosets playing in the trees!
- We had our first of many Caiprinhas (specialty drink of Brazil)
- Both kids snorkeled for the first time – and LOVED IT! We saw a huge starfish, a turtle, and lots of tropical fish.
- Elizabeth successfully took the helm for 15 min and did a great job navigating to a waypoint
- Michael spent some time at the helm and liked to ‘drive the boat’ as he says
- We have come close to mastering the idiosyncrasies of anchoring our boat with the new bridle – some tweaks we’ll add in St. Lucia to make this even easier
- We met another great family from Brazil, and enjoyed talking about dreams, sailing and a little Deloitte business (grin, he was the CFO of a large multinational company and liked IBM….)
- Sarah has been captain for most of the week, and has done an excellent job
- And…drum roll…Sarah is cutting my hair today...pray for calm seas…
The hardest part for me will be missing Sarah and the kids for 3-4 weeks. The second hardest part will be the passage from Rio to Recife…hopefully we’ll have good winds and fair a little better than our friends aboard Escapade….stay tuned on FaceBook for more updates via Spot.
P.S. A new video is coming soon….once we have higher speed and ‘free’ internet!
|Kids at dinner|