We are a bit constrained by an issue with my knee, so when Rudy from Hawaii asked if he could take Serendipity cruising for a couple of weeks we quickly agreed. After a bunch of messages and a Skype call this progressed from “maybe” to “we have booked flights”, all in a few days. Rudy came from Hawaii and his crew Rich came from California. In a boat orientation it was obvious that Rudy really has been sailing for more than 50 years! We felt comfortable and off they went.
We have AIS so I could often track them on “Marine Traffic”. He had cell coverage and usually sent updates and pictures once or twice a day. I really felt I was cruising as we tracked him to special parts of the B.C. coast that we know, and a few spots we have not found!
It really was this vicarious cruising that was unexpectedly rewarding! Someone really enjoying the boat and its home grounds!
He says that his travels here in a powerboat has not prepared him for the tidal currents! Lesson learned quickly!
We just left Rudy on the boat for his last night, tied ashore at the yacht club. It looks like we might have a cleaner boat than ever tomorrow.
All seem happy. Seems like a good approach to life and utilization of the crazy investments we have in these boats!
Our trip to Hawaii? Sometime in the future...