Sharon’s Blog 3/30/14 The “C Island” … and
What a C it has been! The long awaited visit from Erica and her family met or rather exceeded
all expectations. WE HAD FUN!
Kim and I arrived one week
before the kids. Unable to get into a marina, we were forced to do something we have never done.
We left Georgia alone in the anchorage. After a week with the anchor holding through some 30+ winds,
we felt confident, but a bit uncomfortable. We checked on her every day, sometimes twice. We
had rented a large 5 bedroom house which turned out great. We had a terrific pool, and I loved the
well-stocked, spacious kitchen.
Erica took on the role of cruise director, planning all of
our activities. Sight-seeing, outdoor markets, dolphins, beach outings, aquarium, and scuba diving for
Erica and Kim kept us all busy. A Barr family tradition (honestly, something I enforce) at the end
of the week, we all name our favorite part of the week. Our Dolphin Encounter was the unanimous choice.
Erica was the only one who actually rode the dolphins. Kim and I had done it before and the kids
were too small. We did take Georgia out for a quick sail. The winds were high,
and Erica was the only Salcedo who did not fall victim to sea sickness. Of course she was the only one
we had medicated, knowing her tendency. Prior to this outing, Connor was listing sailor as one of his top
career aspirations. He is now re-considering that list. One of the highlights for Kim
and I was having Connor do his first real sleep over on Georgia J. No queasiness then.
is always the case, the week went by much too quickly. There were some sad faces at the airport yesterday,
especially mine and Kim’s. Erica called when they reached Cincinnati, asking if they could return
as they came home to cold weather and rain.
Back on Georgia, Kim and I are gearing
up for a busy week. The engine repair which turned out to be significant is being done tomorrow, along
with some rigging work. We are still debating whether or not to go on to the “A”, Aruba, or
skip it and go straight to Columbia. Wherever we go, we are taking memories of a very special week with
The lonely crew of the S/V Georgia J, anchored at Spanish Waters, Curacao