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CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Admiral, Texas Navy

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Final 2 1/2 weeks aboard S/V BeBe (sniff, sniff; wipe a tear)
We have been so busy setting up household in Galveston that I have been lax in catching up this blog.  This posting covers our final 2 1/2 weeks aboard S/V BeBe.  Likely, I will make one more final posting later this year covering our adjustment back to lan...

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Old Year's Night
  It is called New Year's Eve all over the world but in the BVI and sometimes in the USVI this night is observed as Old Year's Night.  This year we enjoyed an impromptu mini-celebration aboard BeBe with 'new' cruisers John and Cat Fearnow, owners of catamar...

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Final Christmas aboard S/V BeBe
Sunset viewed from Francis Bay Christmas day was an ultra-quiet celebration for us this year.  Ten years ago we spent Christmas day anchored in nearby Christmas Cove on the eastern side of Great St. James Island.  There, we enjoyed watching boats come and g...

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Martinique to USVI
(will add photos later; this internet is very limited) Sailing up
the island chain is now somewhat of a blur in memory; so much so that I must
refer to our log book to remember where and when. We arrived at
Marina du Marin in Martinique on Thursday, 10 Nove...

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Time to begin heading north
BeBe will be on passage north to Grenada when this post is published.  We are sailing in a little informal flotilla of 7 boats.  Hurricane season will not be over until the end of November but the Atlantic is calm at this time and all 7 boats are sailing up...

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Trinidad north to Martinique
On Tuesday, 2
November, we were up at 04:00 to begin the process of leaving the dock at Crews
Inn Marina in Trinidad.  This marina does
not simply pro-rate the electricity for the final night docked as is common;
they want an actual meter reading when that ...

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Taste of Trini tour
This photo really is for some Facebook friends. We recently discussed odd mailing addresses used in some areas. I love this one.  In case it is too small to read clearly, it is labeled: Hector -- Light Pole193 Soon after arriving in Trinidad late June we he...

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Awarded Sailor of the Year
(Maybe that should be Sailor s of the Year.) Recently we received notification from the editor of magazine Sailing Today  that we have been voted the winners of the Sailing Today Awards 2016 Sailor of the Yea r category.  What a surprise!!   His note stated...

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Summer is over / Trip to Houston
Example of giant leatherback turtle.  Photo borrowed from MembersOnly, Jesse James' website about tours available on Trinidad. Summer was over
and time for the grandchildren to return to Texas before we knew...
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