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.
Antigua announced that the quarantine will be lifted in two weeks. Borders will remain closed.
Eight boats remain here in our harbor
One boat left , no new arrivals.
We are watching the weather very carefully now and are targeting the next week for our departure.
Destination Newport or South Carolina.
Great news! The patch on the dinghy floor is holding!! I used TearAid which is an adhesive backed clear vinyl tape, and then added a piece of Kevlar sail repair tape on top for strength. So far so good!!
Surprising news. I finally finished the heater project!! I am now covered in little fiberglass splinters from the exhaust insulation, but everything is in place, tested, and functional!!
Lunch on Solmates was fun with burgers and pizza delivered. The burger was fantastic!!
Snorkeling yesterday was really great. Tons of great coral and fish of many varieties and sizes. I saw a small 3ft shark! And, a baby barracuda.
I can’t believe that I haven’t mentioned this before.
Have you ever seen a green flash at sunset?
Well, until recently I had not seen one either. In fact, I was convinced that they really didn’t even exist.
But, guess what? We’ve now seen several/many green flashes at sunset while anchored here in Barbuda.