Time for an Escapade update!
By end of November the Atlantic hurricane season is over and a new Caribbean sailing season has begun.
We left the cool wind and waves of Guernsey and travelled via London and New York to Trinidad.
Escapade was waiting for us at Peakes Yard in Chaguaramas, just as we had left her. We spent 5 days getting ready for sea again.
It took that long to acclimatise to the steamy heat and recover from a few hectic days and nights in NYC.
Sails on, hulls anti-fouled, all the rigging and deck gear back in place, engines prepared, outboard serviced and back on the dinghy.
We had carefully removed everything possible from summer UV damage, pulled halyards and reefing lines, fitted hatch covers and a huge plastic canopy aft of the mast. Her first lay-up was a great success and she emerged from hibernation good as new. Thanks to Peakes, Dynamite Marine and all the guys who helped to look after us.
We splashed on 22nd November and motored around to the picturesque Scotland Cove. (Looks like Scotland). So good to be afloat again, all the systems came back to life and we spent a quiet evening making sure everything was ready to sail. Next morning we motored out of the cove under the stars, hoisted the main and set a course for Grenada.