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Sailing Adventures of s/v Alpine Zephyr
"There is NOTHING like sailing your own home to a brand new million dollar waterfront view when you get tired of the last million dollar waterfront view!" -- Sailing Forum
Crew

Intro

I have dreamed of sailing the seas since childhood. After years of family living, IT career and multitude of hobbies, I am following up on that dream. It is an open ended journey - no fixed plans and no end date - the time will tell.

My wife joins me on this adventure. As we sail, we learn not to rush, but rather to enjoy the life and beauty of the places we are in - staying as long as we like and moving on when new horizons catch our imagination.

This website is a casual photo chronicle of our journey - a more-or-less daily journal of pretty much what we have seen.
~~ Captain Alex

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain


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Cruising Tropical Islands After Hurricane Season

2017-11-20 ...

Cruising Caribbean Islands After Hurricane Season

Marina After Hurricane

Pueto Rico After Hurricane

Log#: 257      Date: 2017-11-20 ... 2017-12-19
LatLon: 17 57.811'N 067 02.182'W

This haul-out season was different than any other. Two major hurricanes hit the Caribbean, back to back - Irma and Maria. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are devastated.
The eye of the hurricane Maria passed over or near the boatyard where our yacht was hauled out on land. Thankful only to frantic calls to a contractor at the yard to strap our yacht, she has survived with no serious damage. Many other boats in the area were damaged irreparably.

Also, in the midst of local chaos and desperation, our yacht was broken into and some items were stolen.
Several days later, my old dinghy outboard motor had died - neither me no local mechanic could fix it to work properly. So I got myself an expensive present - a brand new Yamaha motor.

Oh well, as unpleasant it may be, all of this is a part of cruising life I've signed up for. So, pick up, fix thing, pay for stuff and move on.

So we continue our travels, going west, making some repairs on the way.

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