Bootlegger's Final Passage of 2009
27 April 2009
14.00 F.W.E. At Peakes slip after arriving from nearby CrewsInn Marina for haul
out at Peakes Boatyard.
The haul out went without a hitch. the travel hoist took Bootlegger to an initial holding
place in the yard. She is due to be later put into a secure compound.
Boat hooked up with water and shore power. We slept aboard. I arranged for a hull
clean and wax by local character Tony (Indian Trinidadian) and for Bootlegger to be
shrink wrapped c/w a.c. unit. Also spoke to Peakes about gardienage.
as the Virgin Islands and back down through the Leeward, Windward and Spice
West Indies Islands to this, the most southerly of Caribbean islands along with a
visit to neighbouring Tobago on the way.
Its been good. Kevin has been a great companion and No 2 aboard. To be with
each other 24/7 and still be good friends at the end speaks volumes. I will miss his
I am deeply dissapointed that due to the illness requiring me to stay in reach of
On the other hand it culd be argued that it's probably just as well we didnt get into the
Given the above it is unlikely we will be able to pass through the Canal and into the
Question is, do I keep Bootlegger in the Caribbean until then, or do I take her back