Congratulations to our friends Dave & Carolyn on s/v Barefoot Gal! Luckily David & I happened to stop by the same day that Barefoot Gal acquired her new name! Of course, we had to share a bit of wine … guess what brand? 🙂
We’ve been friends for a long time, but if you don’t know us, Carolyn is the author of The Boat Galley online and we are co-authors of The Boat Galley Cookbook (which, makes a GREAT Christmas present, BTW!)
We’re celebrating more than just their new boat. We’ve always cruised different oceans, so it’s going to be fun now that they’re in Southwest Florida … and at least for now, and so are we!
While they were cruising the Sea of Cortez in s/v Que Tal (their first cruising boat), we were cruising the Northwest Caribbean — as they came south along the Pacific coast, we met in Antigua, Guatemala – up in the mountains, high above both our boats … still in different oceans.
Before either of us had boats, we bareboat chartered together in the British Virgin Islands – twice. And in between, we all race one design Y Flyers together during the summer (i.e. warmer) months.
Dave & Carolyn have made major progress on getting their boat ready to go. Barefoot Gal is still on the hard for now, but soon they’ll splash & our parts will arrive, so we can both head for the Keys!