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1st Season 2004-5 2nd Season 2005-6 A Year in Dubai 3rd Season 2008 Dreaming On 5th Season 2010 The Chartering Life 

Chartering Life    
    November/December 2010   Post show chill out. To St. Thomas to install solar panels. Back to BVI for official work permit entry! (A bureaucratic challenge!). Decision to offer One Day Luxury Charters and preparation. Christmas, hanging out, cleaning the boat and sipping the occasional cocktail.   November/December
    November 2010   We survived the show. Not as scary as we expected. More fun, but still very hard work. Lots of socialising.   The BVI Charter Boat Show
    September/October 2010   Dreaming On survived Hurricane Earl at the end of August. It was quite a close call. Lots of cleaning up to do around BVI and in the marina.

Back on board 17th September and lots to do to prepare for chartering.

  Preparing to Charter
5th Season    
      August/September 2010   Flew back to the UK via Fort Lauderdale. Only three weeks in UK this year. Some pre-charter shopping in US. Visiting family in UK. A lfew more DIY house improvements to complete in our flat in Nottingham.   Visit to UK
      August 2010   Having decided to charter, there's a lot to do. Many hurdles. We've each taken the STCW safety, first aid and firefighting course. Also running around to all the islands we can to get photos of Dreaming On and beaches for our new charter website. Leaving Dreaming On in BVI for 4 weeks.   July & August
      July 2010   Engine work finished so we can now plan a future. Despite the hassles, we are enjoying the Virgin islands so we've decided to stay a while and charter. Geoff takes his Caribbean Boatmaster's License course.

Simon visits from New York for a few days.

      May & June 2010   Trips back to BVI for engine inspections. Denis and Katia arrive in St. Thomas. Honeymoon Bay. Hanging around Charlotte Amalie and Honeymoon Bay then back to Nanny Cay, BVI for haul out and hopefully a final engine fix.   May & June in the Virgin Islands
      April 2010   Adam comes to visit for 8 days and shortly after he leaves the St. Thomas Carnival kicks off.   April in the Virgin Islands
      March 2010   Cruising the British and US Virgin Islands and more engine trouble.   March in the Virgin Islands
    February 2010   St Thomas and St John in the US Virgin Islands. Arrival in the British Virgin Islands and installation of a long-awaited bimini hardtop on Dreaming On   Arrival in the Virgin Islands
    January to February 2010   Heading east from Puerto Rico, via the Spanish Virgin Islands.   Puerto Rico
    January 2010   Our journey southeast allows us a brief and enjoyable look at the DR and chance to meet new friends   Dominican Republic
    January 2010   Our journey southeast continues through the Turks & Caicos Islands and on to the DR with a little drama enroute   Turks and Caicos
    January 2010   We finally leave Fort Lauderdale and journey through the Bahamas on our way to the BVI.   Through the Bahamas
Dreaming On  
    October 2009 to January 2010   Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Florida. New engines and electronics.   Preparing to Leave Florida
    August to October 2009   Our summer trip to UK and a short trip to Spain   Visit to UK and Spain
    April to August 2009   Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Florida. An engine seizure and a lightning strike.   Repairs in Fort Lauderdale
    February to April 2009   Fort Lauderdale, Florida for survey work and to complete electronics upgrade.   Arriving in Fort Lauderdale
    December 2008/January 2009   Ft. Myers Beach on Florida's west coast for Christmas, then on to Key West and Marathon in the Florida Keys.   Back in Florida
    November 2008 ....   From the Rio Dulce in Guatemala to Florida's west coast, via Isla Mujeres and Cancun in Mexico   Guatemala to Florida, via Isla Mujeres
    October 2008 ....   Our maiden voyage from Placencia in Belize to the amazing Rio Dulce in Guatemala onboard Dreaming On.   Rio Dulce, Guatemala
    September 2008 ....   We finally collect Dreaming On, (still called "Dulcinea"), in Belize   Dreaming On in Belize
3rd Season  
    August & early September 2008   UK   Summer in UK
    June and July 2008   Chesapeake Bay (Maryland)   Maryland
    June 2008   Chesapeake Bay (Virginia coastline)   Virginia
    June 2008   Sail Brunswick to Chesapeake   Offshore to Chesapeake Bay
    May 2008   Belize (no we didn't sail there)   A Taste of Belize
    April 2008   A Major Change of Direction   New Plans
    March 2008   Return to Brunswick Landing Marina, Georgia. Preparing Dream On for the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.   Back Onboard
    February 2008  

Our return from Dubai to UK, UK to Toronto, Toronto to Brunswick in Georgia via Niagara, Buffalo and West Virginia.

  Enroute to Brunswick
Dubai, UAE August 2006 to January 2008 Life in the middle of the world's largest building site. Our Life in Dubai & Visitors to Dubai
Trips out of Dubai into Deserts and Wadis. Wadi Beih, Fossil Rock, Liwa Oasis, Abu Dhabi Deserts & Wadis
          Musandam: Khasab and the Fjords;  Oman: A week camping   Musandam & Oman:
Trips out of Dubai Brunswick and Savannah, New York,
From Commercial Operations Jet-Ops & Seawings

Second Season


March 2006 to July 2006



Back in the USA Arriving  from Bahamas in Cape Canaveral, Florida to Brunswick, Georgia Cape Canaveral, Florida
The Bahamas, (heading south) Nassau, Shroud Cay, Exuma Park and George Town
Turks and Caicos Islands Provo, French Cay, West Caicos
The Bahamas, (heading north) Hogsty Reef, Crooked Island area
Long Island, Conception & George Town
Simon's visit
  October 2005 to March 2006 Exploring the East coast of USA (heading south) ICW   Charleston to Florida
  ICW   Norfolk, Virginia to Charleston, SC
From the Potomac to Norfolk
Washington, DC and Potomac River
Chestertown and Annapolis, Maryland
First Season


October 2004 to June 2005

Return to USA
The Bahamas
Marathon, Florida Keys
Key West for Christmas with Adam and Simon Maiden Voyage
Preparing Dream On in Fort Lauderdale Getting Ready
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