Monday, April 29, 2013


We had visitors this week. First, our new-found friend Thierry came to see us in his Nordic Tug Puffin II. We had been expecting him to show up at some point in his travels back up the East Coast.

SeaClearly and Puffin II
Thierry is the proud owner of, not one but, two beautiful boats (maybe more). His other vessel, the one that led to our initial meeting, is Curlew, Cabo Rico 42 #12 - the boat built right before our's in the Costa Rican boatyard. Thierry actually commissioned and built his boat and visited Costa Rica during the process. While there, he saw the future SeaClearly hull in the mold.

We got a chance to see Curlew in person last year during the Annapolis Boat Show. Now he got to visit SeaClearly. There are only 18 of these boats in existence so it is neat to get to see them.

Puffin II headed north
It is also fun to compare the two boats - similarities, different choices and designs, different approaches taken by the owners, builders and the boatyard.
Thierry is much more of a purist and, I am sure, got several chuckles out of us and our 'amenities' - full enclosure, watermaker, AC - and our Maintenance software. But he also gave some invaluable advice to the rookies. Thanks Thierry and be safe as you make your way north.

Beautiful day on Jockey's Ridge. Beautiful launch!

We also had a visit from our daughter and son-in-law (and the two grand-puppies). That gave us even more chances to over-eat, watch them take hang-gliding lessons, go to Tortuga's Lie, visit Jennette's Pier and hang out on the porch.  Absolutely wonderful time.
Flawless execution!

Now we are getting busy with preparations for a June excursion up the Chesapeake. Coming up fast!

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