Sunday, February 19, 2012

Welcome back Captain Gary

Welcome back Captain Gary, originally uploaded by captainjay.

After being gone from the Virgin Islands almost four years, captain Gary and his girlfriend Allison arrived yesterday after sailing his 45 Foot sailboat down from Michigan to St. Thomas. 3500 miles and five months later they arrived at their destination. They plan to hang around the area for awhile with trips around the BVI and occasional trip down island. We helped celebrate their arrival with a toast of Dom Perignon on the boat and then dinner at Hook, Line & Sinker.

Gary has been a long time friend. He was our first captain when we made our very first trip to the Virgin Islands and have been friends ever since. He was the captain for the charter Freedom for several years before deciding to return to Michigan to run his day sail business Sunshine charters on Lake Charlevoix. He wanted to share the virgin islands with his girlfriend Allison so they decided to sail Sunshine down. I'm hoping to get them to do a guest blog post detailing their experience. They told us some great stories last night and I'm sure there are plenty more.

So welcome back captain Gary and welcome Allison :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Gary! Sounds like you had quite a trip.... But VI is where you belong!

Robbie & Lawanna