Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Wed 1 Feb 2012 15:29
We have loved this place and are sorry to go, this place has so many anchorages, beaches, snorkelling sites and walks even if we spent a month we would only see some of it. It has a good feel, people are relaxed and there is a great sense of community here – although it’s nickname is “Chicken Harbour” cos lots of people make it here with ideas of going South and East, some to Cuba, but in the end just go back to Florida.
We have spent some time with John and Julie from “Amazing Grace” and yet again – guess what he used to do – Yes, a test pilot for the RAF, flying Jaguars and Buccaneers, even an old Vickers Varsity (basically a revamped Wellington Bomber), as test beds for early FLIR systems (Forward Looking Infra Red). He’d also done some work with the French at Airbus Industries A320 and was on No 1 the prototype, and flew F16s in the states during joint training with the USAF.
Now it’s off to Conception Island to do something – but don’t worry my child bearing years are over – we are going to see the sharks, rays and turtles, the wind is not really ideal, well of course it’s hot and sunny and no rain, but we have strong winds from the east and guess which way we are going, anyway we have a land schedule to keep to and sail we must.