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Happy Birthday to Grant!!–and other adventures

Sometimes we wonder why so many people, us included, live in places that are so dreary and cold a good chunk of the year. We are reminded of this every time we use Grant’s birthday as an excuse to visit a tropical locale. Three years running. Last year was on Velocir in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera.

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We made a delicious turtle cake, making do with whatever baking pans were available.

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For dinner, we skipped the sunset cruiser’s raft-up to enjoy some fine dining. We watched the sunset and the moonrise about 30 minutes apart.

Besides birthday celebrations, we’ve been reading, knitting, snorkeling and walking the beach.  Relaxing in the Caribbean!

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We stopped our lazy ways and got to work, taking Motu Iti out for a sail!  The forecast was 10-15 kts with light chop.  Sailing the Sea of Abaco, Motu Iti did a fine job gliding through the water, not wanting to heel too much even with some puffs.

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At the end of our sail, Amelia got in the dinghy and anchored it, while Motu Iti sailed back and forth to get some great photos.

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It’s hard to have good sailing pictures of your boat when you’re always on it!

Here’s some fun video of the sail:



Velocir is and Albin Vega 27 built in 1973.


6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Grant!!–and other adventures

  1. You know how to celebrate a birthday!! Glad you both re enjoying your adventure. Love, Grandpa and Carla

    Posted by | February 1, 2013, 16:26
  2. Fun, fun, fun. What a wonderful visit. We’re so glad you could come. We had a blast. Miss you now.

    Posted by sailmotuiti | February 1, 2013, 17:01
  3. It’s such a treat to see all the pic’s and the video was really great . I really hope that Goldwyn and Nancy start making videos of their own….. Glad you guys had such a great holiday :)

    Posted by Dan Kerr | February 1, 2013, 18:05
  4. Happy Birthday Grant! Looks like the perfect place to celebrate. Great photos.

    Posted by danniehill | February 1, 2013, 23:05
  5. I just had my b/d on the 31st :-) Wish I could have gotten away to the Islands . Color me jealous.

    Posted by Jerry Hicks | February 2, 2013, 01:55
  6. Their small sailboat is a Camper Nicholson 31. Check out their blog at !

    Posted by Zachary Butler | February 13, 2013, 11:19

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