01 May 2008
By early March 2008, a plan was shaping up to take Kerry Deare back to Bermuda for the 3rd time. The first was in 1987 and was quite an adventure for a first offshore solo voyage. The boat did well and made good time for a small yacht, but the return was an anti-climactic event that I eventually would come to expect with cruises like this. There really is no anticipation on the return leg, and one basically wants to just "get this thing over." The second trip from Fort Pierce FL to Bermuda included a rigging failure that certainly added some excitement (http://home.comcast.net/~kerrydeare). However the trip ended well, accompanied by the "chore" of returning to NJ. The planned third trip had several purposes and several agendas. It turned out that the boat was able to live up to expectations, and then some.