Morpheus was designed by Carl Schumacher, built by Davie Norris Boatbuilders in New Zealand and launched in 2002. She spent her first 18 months cruising the South Pacific before reaching her home port of San Francisco. Since that time, Morpheus has been raced and cruised extensively. This blog will document her ongoing adventures.
We have returned to Barbuda, and are carefully watching the weather looking for a good time to sail North. Destination somewhere between Charleston and Newport.
One new case of Covid-19 in Antigua/Barbuda.
Total case number is now 25.
9 boats in the anchorage now. No new boats.
There is good news to report on the dinghy repair front.
The dinghy floor puncture has been patched and appears to be holding air! I used a patch material called “TearAid”. Impressive stuff. It’s basically a thin adhesive backed vinyl material. After cleaning and prepping the dinghy floor, I applied a large piece of TearAid, and then used a heat gun to accelerate the adhesive curing process. TearAid doesn’t seem that strong so I placed a piece of Kevlar sail repair material on top of that patch and so far things look great!! Not ready to declare total victory yet, but things look good.
Yes, I know I really do need to get to work on the heater. Maybe today, but the breeze looks good for kitesurfing so maybe not.
This is getting to be fun but exhausting!
We arrived, dropped our anchor in the same place it had been for forty days, and within ten minutes a dinghy showed up (thanks Craig) to ferry us over to the cocktail party onboard Solmates.
Then yesterday afternoon it was a fun get together onboard Andres and Lizabeth’s (spelling?) boat for stories and sampling of a 15+ year old local Antiguan rum punch recipe.
Today, it’s lunch with the anchorage after our takeout burgers and pizza are delivered.
Remind me again. Why are we leaving??
I did fail to mention that the three of us did wear shoes while ashore in Antigua. So that streak ended after 40+ days.