Wrapping up 2014

ASTOR returned to Gibraltar Oct. 1 2013 and spent another winter in Gibraltar.  During the winter months we continued to restore ASTOR.  We (mostly Richard) stripped and refinished the aft cabin. Our desire is to make sure that ASTOR is better every year than she was the year before.

In the summer of 2014 we sailed in to the Med.  We visited the Balearic's which were stunning.  Then on to the south of France doing a lot of land touring along the way.  We sailed on to Corsica and Sardinia.  We decided to have some work done on ASTOR in Malta.  We spent a few months having a new paint job and other work done that took a little longer than planned.  By then it was late October and winter was fast approaching.  We gathered crew and sailed to Gibraltar in rough seas & weather.  Then we headed for the Canaries and finally on to the BVIs.  After an 18 day passage we arrived on Dec. 27 where Mariah & Daniel had been waiting for a week to celebrate Christmas with us.  We had a great time with them and are now relaxing in the USVI with no rushing or schedules.  Love it.

From St. Thomas we plan to go to St. Croix, St. Martin, perhaps Nevis & St. Kitts, then on to Antigua.  We will probably be heading for Grenada or Trinidad in May for hurricane season.