Malcolm Lewis-Jones's blog

6 years 5 months ago

First week over, I am staying in a motel in Boothbay Harbour, Maine, as I can't stay on Amber Sea (Moody 38 CC) until she is launched.

Phyllis Mackay pictured at a Halloween party with MLJ in Lanzarote
6 years 7 months ago

I met Phyllis Mackay in Gibraltar when "Boot" the Blue Waters Rally administrator approached me for a berth to Lanzarote. She then introduced us, and we got on immediately. Phyllis checked out of her hotel and moved aboard "Amber Sea" that afternoon.

7 years 4 months ago

Latest Report.

 Sailed single-handed from St.Martin to Tortola overnight, managed to find and hit an uncharted rock!  Small damage to bow, and scrapes down the port side. Moody build them tough.

7 years 8 months ago

Simpson's Bay St MaartenCurrently I am in the French half of Simpsons bay lagoon on St Martin. I plan to leave for Anguilla at the end of January, then on to Tortola in the BVI's for the 9th of February when I am meeting old friends and neighbours from home who are on a cruise, and in Tortola for the day!

7 years 9 months ago

Island Water World MarinaLeft Falmouth Harbour, Antigua Friday morning 8th, went to Jolly Harbour and anchored , good practise on my own.

All went well, the winch worked fine after not being used for 2 years! My main anchor and chain are massive, it is like nailing Amber Sea to the sea bed! Without the winch I would never raise them.

7 years 10 months ago

Arrived in Jolly Harbour, Antigua, at 14.30 today; after a long slow and bouncy 3000 mile crossing.