Monday, May 01, 2006
Getting Ready to go back Home
our last supper at the apartment. We rented a car in Ft-Lauderdale and drove to Boston. Muriel and Paulette came to pick us up and we got home on Monday May 1st. We will get the boat ready and enjoy the summer in NB. We will keep you posted on our next adventure.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Cruising Friends on their way home
Friends that came to visit on their way back north.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Alphee and Bernice and yes the Jungle Queen, Sylvie was doing the speaking tour ha ha
Hey who is that on the Bike, is the Harley mama!!!!!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
On the 3rd of April I started the other part of my Captain's course. The first week of April was all theory. We reviewed the colregs and had a 2 hour test on the rules of the road on Tuesday. On Thursday, we had a 2 hour test on weather and weather patterns and on Saturday morning we had a 4 hour exam on navigation. The second week was all practical. We fine tuned our driving skills on a 50 foot power cruiser. We did man overboard drills, mooring pick ups, one engine turns, one engine dockings and position fixing by compass offshore. The wind was strong all week with 20 to 25Kn gusts to 30. The third week we did our Radar course, Short range radio course and the diesel course. The examiner evaluated us on Tuesday April 18th. We started our evaluation at 1600 and came back in to the marina at 2300. As of Tuesday I now hold a British Masters 200 tons tickets, how cool is that.
Pictures to follow
Our celebration supper down at Las Olas
Angela docking the boat
Bruce our Instructor
Ben handling the stern lines
This is Dave
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Cruising the Carribean
We went on a cruise from the 26th of march to the 2nd. It was a wonderful experience. We visited St-maarteen and gotr to spend some time with Marcel, Herb and Tanya. Here is our Boat
Costa Cruise lines from Italy
Beautiful ice sculptures, these are part of the midnight buffet, amazing
Marcel's boat. What a beauty
Some of the nice sights
Hey Radu, our favorite Waiter what a nice guy,
Atlantis in Nassau
Friday, March 24, 2006
Jean-guy, Felice and Nicolas came to visit, cool
Nicolas et Sylvie
Monday, March 20, 2006
On the week of the 20 to 24 of march, I took a safety course which is called STCW 95. This course is required to work on all commercial ships. The first two days we did water safety. We spent a full day on emegency equipment and then a full day in the pool swimming with gumby suits, inflating liferafts and learning how to wright them if they would ever flip over. The 3rd day was first aid and the last two days were firefighting. The first day was theory and the last day we dressed up with the firefighting suits and respirators and actually went inside a burning building to put it out and did all kinds of rescue drills. It was a great course and very informative.
Firefighting Training from the STCW course