September 1st 2020 has officially come and gone. This was the touted and highly anticipated date the BVI Government would start to allow re-entry to tourists. That our borders would be back open. Instead today we begin another 14 day curfew (1pm – 5am) with no end in sight. With no PLAN in sight to […]
I seriously dislike having to use Hurricane Irma as a bench mark in my life, but there it is. Will it ever go away? Of course it will. Right now it’s not far enough away in the rear view mirror, but one day it will be.
For the last 25 years, September 6th has always been […]
They say the best time in a boat owners life is the day they purchase a boat and the day they sell it!
After hurricane Irma ripped our lives apart and took everything from us – our boat, our business and our home, saying goodbye to Restless Spirit was definitely NOT the best time in my […]
Hurricane Irma was fast approaching the BVI and we had a busy week of charters booked. Although we didn’t know it at the time, our final charter on Restless Spirit was 2nd September. It was a private hire for 4 people arriving from San Juan, flying in and out specifically to charter with us for […]
Maggie and I headed back to Tortola on January 19th. Our first stop was to Village Cay Marina to see our old boat Restless Spirit. She is tied to the mangroves amongst a fleet of doomed boats, many looked as though they had spent several months under the murky marina waters. It was definitely a mixed bag of emotions for both of us.
I tried every possible idea I could think of to save my beloved boat, Restless Spirit. To me, she was more than ‘just a boat that can be replaced’, she was my dream, my adventure, my new life. Maggie and I had talked about our new life with her many months before we finally met […]
December 6th marked 90 days post Irma. Becoming displaced, losing my home, business and income is one of the hardest things I have ever had to come to terms with. Time moves painfully slowly and since leaving the devastation behind and knowing how lucky I am to have had that choice has been hard on […]