On October 22nd, 2018 Oh! set sail from La Gomera Island in the western Canary Islands to start our journey home – wherever that is. After a brief discussion with “Christopher” about our planned route (he really didn’t say much of anything, truly a statue of few words), we set off on our Atlantic crossing.
It was a wonderful adventure filled with spectacular days at sea, some rigging challenges, an unplanned side trip to The Cape Verde Islands, encounters with Tallisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge rowers, catching fresh Mahi Mahi and Tuna and finally an Atlantic rendezvous with our friend Yoann on “Saturnin”.
6 hours after our rendezvous with Yoann Oh! We made landfall at Falmouth Harbor in Antigua. It was a spectacular voyage and I am looking forward to more.
Since landing in Antigua, Oh! has visited Nevis, St. Kitts, French St. Martin, St. Barts, Eustatia, Saba, the BVI, the USVI and is now back in the Bahamas.
Our landfall after the 4 1/2 day passage to the Bahamas was the Island of San Salvador where in 1492 my buddy of so few words, “Christopher” first set foot in the “New World”. Wow, what a beautiful place to make a landfall! The water at San Salvador is so clear you can see sand dollars on the bottom over 6 m below as the shadow cast by Oh! lazily drifts back and forth over them. The officials and people we met as we went through the clearance process were all warm and friendly and the sand on the beaches – powdery soft white coral sand. The colors of the fringing waters are eye popping even by Bahamian standards. Our stay was brief as Oh! needed to continue on to the Exuma Islands – but as Arnold says, “I’ll be back”, and hopefully soon.
And yes, these pictures of the sand dollar and lobster shell are in the water about 5 m down!
Cheers from the SV – Oh!