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A Post in Praise of TMM

By Jim I posted this on the TMM Yacht Owners and Friends Facebook page after they went above and beyond to help us with some issues we were having with Ocean Song: Feb. 22, 2024 I see people asking all the time, “Which charter company should I use in the BVI?” There are several excellent […]


Catching up

May 18, 2024 By Jim We apologize for not providing any real updates the last 60 days or so, but we’ve had quite a bit going on. Since mid-January we’ve been in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. We crisscrossed the islands of the BVI from January 17th until February 17th. If you look at […]


The Solar and Lithium Conversion, Our Most Complex Upgrade

This post is for the folks who might be interested in a few of the technical aspects of our solar and lithium installation. As mentioned in our most recent update, this is getting into the weeds and for most this will be far too long and very boring, so you may want to skip it: […]


It’s Been a While

It’s been a while since we did an update. The reason is that we’ve had a lot going on in the last 8+ weeks. We have been doing hashes, the Sunday morning cruisers’ walking club, snorkeling, getting ready for and completing our big solar and lithium upgrade, and preparing for and having a visit from […]


Life On the Hook (or on a mooring)

In our last update (August 19th), we had been back in the water only a few days after our haul out and we were waiting for a tropical wave to pass. It did pass and other than a couple of days of rain there were no impacts here in the southern bays of Grenada. Luckily […]


Life on “The Hard” is a hard life!

Ocean Song was hauled out at Clarke’s Court Boatyard (CC) on August 5th. As mentioned previously hauling out is stressful, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Our haul out was uneventful, just the way we like it. Once hauled it was into the yard, tucked in with many other boats. During the haul out […]


Feet Are Delicate!

On our last morning at Grand Bahama Yacht Club, we were getting Ocean Song ready for departure. I was doing all sorts of things onboard and on the dock. All the while I was barefoot. GBYC’s docks are mostly concrete with wide concrete borders and wooden slats in the center. I had seen a few […]


Recurring Additions to Updates, Our “Anecdotes”

Linda and I have decided to drop in some anecdotes from time-to-time, not just passage reports and stories about the places we sail. These observations and stories may not fit squarely into our timeline, but we’ll let you know when it happened for general context.  So, we will post a couple of these stories every […]


Update to Our “Mooring Buoy” Post

Update to Our “Mooring Buoy” Post Just a quick update. Our new (and quite simple) bridle arrangement seems to be working well! We have similar conditions today to those we experienced Friday night, but the wind isn’t as strong. Today our mooring buoy is behaving itself. The strong tidal current is pushing it under the […]


Projects Completed! New Grill!

Our Scuba compressor installation is now completed. Mike and Derrick from Morehead Marine Services did a great job. The compressor is a 220V unit, and we wanted a dedicated 220V power source for the compressor. The compressor will run off power directly from our 13.5 Kw generator. The compressor will live in our cockpit locker, […]