An account of the wanderings of Perry, Captain of ALEXANDRA, a 31' Cape Dory cutter rigged sailboat.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Down time in St Lucia
Here is a little movie of clips I compiled from time spent on the lovely island of Dominica. I am now spending some down time from sailing in St. Lucia (funny to suggest that I need “down time” on a vacation). I’ve offloaded both of my crewmembers here and am single-handing on the boat again. There is a nice bay here with a good beach, the down side being that the tourists rent jet skis and buzz around the boat during the day. It’s still good though. I’m taking some time to clean and re-organize the boat, as well as take care of small projects I wasn’t able to tackle while I had crew aboard. I’ve also managed to get some kitesurfing in.
A Charleston, SC native, Perry graduated from The Citadel (The Military College of S.C.) in 2005. He spent 4.5 years as a Naval Officer operating out of Florida and Virginia. In 2007 aboard the USS Arleigh Burke he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent several weeks off the coast of Somalia conducting Anti-Piracy operations. 4 months before leaving the Navy he bought a 31' sailboat and began to prepare her for a great adventure; a sail from Virginia to South America and back by way of the Bahamian and Caribbean Islands. This blog picks up at the beginning of that journey. Perry is currently preparing to find a job, sell the boat, and make a move to Japan by summer 2011.