May 17, 2013

from a 38 to a 2 feet morgan!

we sold our beautiful puerto seguro. we have had this boat since 2003. first under the name of freebird when it was esteban’s home. then in 2008, we changed its name; completely refitted and changed its equipment and looks; and made puerto seguro into the fierce sailing machine and beautiful home that took us around the world from 2009 through 2012. at the end of 2012 our morgan was born and we decided to drop anchors for some time. since January 2013 we have been together in dry land enjoying as a family, coping with diapers and feedings through the night,- which make long overnight passages seem like a breeze! we sold puerto seguro in May 2013.

andre, we wish you the best of luck and good winds. we are sure this beloved boat will change your life as it did ours.

we keep the memories of the most amazing years of our lives and some pictures and posts from our incredible love and adventure story below.

January 1, 2013

the end

on january 1, 2013 i went to Miami to austral marina to meet esteban and peter. the marina from where we left in 2009. it was a very emotional moment. we were so happy! we then drove home and esteban met morgan. what a moment, we were together at last!!!!
now we have the boat in a beautiful marina/hotel in fort lauderdale and will stay here for some time. we want to work and save some money, enjoy our morgan and see him grow and of course, hope to go sailing again; we would love to do that in the future, this time as a family with our son.

thank you for sailing with us through this blog. we enjoyed posting and were very excited to always see and hear from our followers!! we will keep blogging and sharing our adventures when we go out to sea. until we set sail again…. !!

December 25, 2012

last leg

through the windward passage, cuba, bahamas and cay sal....

finally the winds clamed a bit and esteban and peter departed for the last leg of the trip. they left port antonio on christmas day and arrived in Miami on new year’s eve. (so much for spending the christmas holidays together as a family…. but we will make up for it next year for sure!) peter cooked lunch on board for christmas while I went to bed early with my mom and the baby after having just arrived home from the hospital a couple of days before. we were anxiously waiting for them to arrive. this leg was easier than the previous one, except for very rough 48 hours of a strong northerly that met them near cay sal. It was rough sailing with 35 knots of wind against and in the gulfstream and with cay sal so close. unfortunately there was no where safe to weather the storm so they had to sail right through it. the boat and crew took a beating. funny how in this last sail, on the last couple of days of the trip, the weather changed and left them with a reminder of how strong it could get. esteban told me it was one of the hardest sails ever… and so close to home. he said he was so tired and wet but happy to know they were going to arrive soon. finally on december 31 at midnight they entered government cut in miami. just in time to see the new year’s eve fireworks. as for myself, between the baby feedings and changing diapers I received the year in bed sleeping at 11 PM. there is something with us and the new year’s. we always seem to miss them. wrong hour in thailand, no food and long nap in carricou, or apart and dead tired in florida…. not the average new year’s celebration for sure.

December 18, 2012

back in jamaica

after the rough five day sail from cartagena peter and esteban stopped again in the beautiful errol flynn marina in port antonio. here esteban saw morgan for the first time through skype. esteban wanted to depart immediately to be with us but the weather had other plans. so he had to wait in the marina five days for the north winds to clam a bit to be able to cross the windward passage between haiti and cuba. meanwhile they prepared the boat and themselves for the last leg. as usual, getting all the food and boat ready for the trip and also doing some sightseeing in between. it rained a lot this time in Jamaica and the color of the water changed from beautiful blue to brown in seconds from the mud from the mountains. it really must rain a lot in this place because everything is so green. last time we were here we were lucky i guess, I remember having a radiant sun almost every day.