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My Photo Essay for Dray 0308

Merry Christmas from my family to yours on this Christmas Eve.  In going through comments, I noted that Dray 0308 loved his trip to the BVI, so I decided to do a random photo essay of the BVI just for Dray 0308, of the Dream Big Dream Often blog. (more…)

Tulum Crew 2018 Letter

A friend texted me to say he had seen stories about Quincy the Boat Dog, but not much about the family;  so I decided to write that update as a blog post vice a mail-out letter with our Christmas Cards.  We’re not trying to be secretive or force the blog, we just didn’t get to doing a mail-out letter this year with the Christmas cards.  So…here goes:  (more…)

Learning to Appreciate My Boat

Our anniversary was Monday but because we knew that babysitting would be in short supply the first couple weeks of December, we celebrated our anniversary a bit early.  (more…)

Island of Broken Boats and Lost Dreams

I want to start by saying that I have written this with the utmost respect and sadness for those who lost their boats to Hurricane Irma whether in BVI, Puerto Rico or Florida.  Every boat in my pictures belonged to someone,,,meaning they were someone’s hopes and dreams. (more…)

Sad End of the Willie-T

Yep, we had to pay our respects to an old haunt… (more…)

Back from the BVI!

We went to the BVI for about 5 different reasons but came back with so much more…. (more…)

LF2SF- BVI Bound

Here at LF2SF, we write about sailing, cruising, adventure travel and family travel.  We don’t just write about it, we live our own adventures.  LF2SF is off to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to spend some time sailing a bareboat catamaran with family and friends.  We’re taking our 6 & 8-year-old girls on their first real out of country sailing adventure, as we prep for our own cruising trip in the future.  I will make every effort to take advantage of the promised WiFi on the boat and get pics and stories up on the blog as often as possible, but please understand if you don’t see regular posts for a week or so.  We’re off adventure traveling with our kids and several of our friends.

Looking straight toward the Beef Island Airport on Tortola, BVI.  Photo credit to the LF2SF Roving Reporter, Emy.

Stay Tuned!

Where to charter? My dummy advice

Where to charter??? read the rest!  Hi,,,,I’m so happy you’ve spent enough time to get to this sentence in this post,,,,cause you might actually be interested in bareboat chartering.  So here’s my dummy advice on where to charter: wherever you want; but make sure you know what you’re getting into and you can navigate well enough to get around.  Why you might ask?  Well, winter bareboat chartering in the British Virgin Islands with line of sight navigation is very different from winter chartering in Greece and 1000 % different from winter chartering in Alaska! It’s that simple,,,,know where you want to go, how to navigate and what you’re getting into and then GO!

Personally, I wanted to bareboat charter in Croatia this season but the airline tickets were too expensive and we couldn’t have gone with a group of friends, because of the ticket prices.  Then I looked into chartering in the Sea of Cortez in the Baja, but we already know we’re going there ourselves on our own boat,,,,so we wanted to go somewhere we don’t often get to go to.  Finally, we settled on the British Virgin Islands and actually talked four other friends into going with us,,,,defraying the cost of the boat and the food.  And,,,,the best part is they know what to expect from us and our kids,,,,they have some time with the kids and can stand to be around them.

So find places you want to go with things you want to do,,,,that you can afford and GO!

BVI Destruction In Fine Focus

I dare you not to click on the link and check out the full destruction that Hurricane Irma wrought on one of the most popular bars in the BVI, the Soggy Dollar.  Once you see it, you’ll also be amazed at the creativity and drive to bring it all back.  Check it out: Soggy Dollar

LF2SF cares so much for the BVI that we’re heading down there in two weeks to support the cause,,,,and report back to all of you on our good deeds!

Remember that you can still buy shirts and the proceeds will go directly to helping the less fortunate still trying to dig out of Irma’s wrath.

How to go Charter a Boat-

Photo credit to Pexels

Ever thought of heading off to charter a sailboat or powerboat in some exotic location,,,,,except you had no idea where to start or how to do it?  Read on-  (more…)