Blue Turtle Cruising

Valentine’s weekend at Cayo Costa with Sea Crazy

I’m finally getting around to posting about our trip to Cayo Costa 2 weeks ago. We met Johnny and April of Sea Crazy and their friends Steve and Ellie out at Cayo Costa for a relaxing winter weekend. We decided to take along our sunfish sailboat so Corey could sail and explore and take folks for a ride. As soon as we got there, we put it in the water and he was off!

Soon after anchoring, Corey was off sailing
Soon after anchoring, Corey was off sailing
Sophie enjoying the anchorage
Sophie enjoying the anchorage
Sea Crazy arrives
Sea Crazy arrives
Blue Turtle and Sea Crazy
Blue Turtle and Sea Crazy

We also got to meet Lucy, the newest crew member of Sea Crazy, Johnny and April’s new puppy that is a Cava-Poo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix). We enjoyed watching Sophie and Lucy play and interact.

Meet Lucy, the newest crew member of Sea Crazy
Meet Lucy, the newest crew member of Sea Crazy
Cuteness overload!
Cuteness overload!
Sophie gets to wear her sweater that I made her
Sophie gets to wear her sweater that I made her

The weather was a bit chilly, but we enjoyed spending time with Sea Crazy crew and guests. Corey got to captain a few sailing trips with various passengers (Randy, Sophie, Grandpa and April) and even got to surf some with a quick trip to the Love Canal. It was a beautiful weekend overall.

Corey hoists up the sail to take Grandpa for a ride
Corey hoists up the sail to take Grandpa for a ride
Off they go!
Off they go!
Getting towed back in by Randy after a fitting broke
Getting towed back in by Randy after a fitting broke
All the toys...
All the toys…
Corey helps Grandpa rescue a kayak that got loose during the windy night
Corey helps Grandpa rescue a kayak that got loose during the windy night
Johnny and April take Ellie and Steve to shore to explore the island
Johnny and April take Ellie and Steve to shore to explore the island
Sailboat is fixed and Corey is off again...
Sailboat is fixed and Corey is off again…
Randy takes Sophie out for a sail
Randy takes Sophie out for a sail…
...and then Corey wants to take her as well
…and then Corey wants to take her as well
Grandpa finally gets to sail with the fitting fixed
Grandpa finally gets to sail with the fitting fixed
Corey takes April and instructs her to duck under the boom
Corey takes April and instructs her to duck under the boom
We never get tired of beautiful Cayo Costa sunsets
We never get tired of beautiful Cayo Costa sunsets
Corey with his Grandpa and April
Corey with his Grandpa and April
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Navigating the Love Canal with Corey and his surf board
Corey with his skim board and posing with me (sleeping on the beach under a bunch of jackets)
Corey with his skim board and posing with me (sleeping on the beach under a bunch of jackets)
Time to head for home — Sea Crazy departs
Time to head for home — Sea Crazy departs
Waiving goodbye to Sea Crazy
Watching Sea Crazy leave

On our return trip, the boys overheard a distress call on the radio. A 42′ Mainship had an engine fire and was calling for help. We soon realized that we would be passing right by them and followed them on the radio. Thankfully, the crew was rescued by the Fire Dept. and Sheriff and all were ok.

Corey bailing water out of the sunfish while we were on our way home
Corey bailing water out of the sunfish while we were on our way home
Approaching the location of the vessel in distress
Approaching the location of the vessel in distress
The 42' Mainship had an engine fire
The 42′ Mainship had an engine fire
All crew were rescued and safe on board
All crew were rescued and safe on board

 

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