BIRTHDAY PARTY ..the birthday
girl is 60 (hat) the rest of the group
is  50 to 70.
Active people..frisky and fit and
they all wound up on Peros Banos
Atoll in the Chagos Archipelago in
the middle of the Indian Ocean
mendocinoqueen@yahoo.com
THE FUTURE
The future is a place we've never been.  Where we must learn a little of a new language
and currency and customs.  Locate the landings and the markets; figure out the public
transportation system and learn enough of the culture to be good travellers.

In a couple of years we'll be ready for another extended voyage but the ininary is not
yet fixed.  Certainly we'll go back to the Bahamas for an extended stay and a few
summers in New England seems too good to pass.

After that, the options will be to cross the Atlantic and spend a few years in the Med
and perhaps Northern Europe
OR
Go South: Mexico, Belize, Honduras with the intention of staying in Panama for a few
years.
The Future pretty quickly
becomes the present.  Our
thoughts of  spending summers
in New England became the
reality three years ago.  Kate is
offshore,  driving north, and
catching  the Gulf Stream.
2009.  Somewhere south of
Cape Hatteras.
Carrying only a main with a single reef
we're making an easy 7.5 knots.
GULF STREAM WATER IS VERY BLUE ,
VERY CLEAR, VERY WARM, AND
RICH WITH MAHI MAHI AND TUNA
.
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA