I witness first hand and feel the shockwave of a lightning bolt just yards away from me. It travels through every critical instrument in my boat and destroys it all. I am alone, without communication and struggling to find a hole in the hull where it smashed its away to get to “ground”. The next 2 hours in the middle of the night are the most intensive I have ever experienced but the water keeps coming in…
We get some good luck when we meet Natalie and Mark, a professional freediving couple who invite us along for a freedive session, unfolding the secret to deep dive.. The past year and a half Margarida has being having trouble equalizing giving her grief when diving, so today the focus is on her so she can start enjoying freediving again. We first start on the dry with some breathing and static apnea exercises and then head to the line.
We enjoy our last day at Little Cayman Island where we “borrow” some bikes and explore…we see the famous Blue Iguana and I show you some quality 💩😂 We sail back in the HH catamaran at awesome speed flying the Gennaker for half the trip. IF you are really keen on equipment on boats I do a bit more of a review about bow thrusters on catamarans and the tensioning of the stays on the HH55 as well as look at more cool gear on the boat.
We get invited by the owner of a brand new HH 55 catamaran to go to Little Cayman Island about 75 miles away…we jump at the chance for a long weekend on a luxury catamaran. The HH55 sails beautifully and we get to Little Cayman in the early evening going to windward and tacking the whole way but we are rewarded with crystal clear water, nice coral and beautiful beaches. Margarida is having a ball, this is her type of trip. There is plenty of smooching but technical difficulties get in the way so not much is seen. Enjoy!
Margarida and I are going to do some cave diving….Margarida wants to see if her ears are working properly and I want to scare the $hit out of myself a bit…..don’t worry I survived devils grotto hence you get see the footage otherwise it will be sitting in my rotting hand until some diver discovers me many years later… We also celebrate New Years. I know we are out by many many months but because we released the Coronavirus series and also we were unable to publish anything when were stuck out in the middle of nowhere. We are working hard and catching up so don’t worry or give us grief. Enjoy!
In this episode we hang out with @Barefoot Sail & Dive who invited us along for a spin on the Jetski. Margarida pulverises parts of me and throws me off 3 times. We also visit a nice beach where there are heaps of starfish. Enjoy!
We meet some fans, Stephanie and Kyle, who offer us their dock to fill up on water and use their facilities…..we are all smiles when we have full water, just such a little thing for you guys out there is a big deal for us and a load off our minds. Freedive the Kittiwake wreck is on the top of our list of things to do in Grand Cayman. Recently Kittiwake has moved to deeper water in recent storms….it’s a bit deep but I reckon I can handle it, so I dive down deep and give you a good view of what I see when I am down there.
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In this weeks episode Margarida gets something big on the line and starts winding in, did we get Christmas dinner!? Also my friend Doug is crewing on a HH55 Catamaran so we go visit him and give it a bit of a review. Whatever anyone can say, it is one fancy catamaran and very expensive. We couldn’t end Christmas day without taking Margarida to swim with the stingrays. Wish requested is a wish granted but Margarida wasn’t expecting to have a close affair with the stingrays and ends up with some nips. And lastly, Doug discloses to us that he is in love with one of my old crew. Watch to find out which one of the girls is while I take you on a trip down memory lane and look at some of the antics of the Scandinavian crew series: https://bit.ly/2PAPnny enjoy people!
We arrive to Grand Cayman Island and coincidentally there are 6 cruise ships here and everywhere is packed with humanity. This is not our usual path, exploring remote islands and living off the sea but it’s in our route to Cuba, so we make the most of it. We take a day off and Margarida is in Margarida heaven with loads of shops and yummy food everywhere. But it’s not all, a relationship 101 moment and I give good advice to males out there about women speaking in code.