Perry - Around the world in 2,869 days!

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It’s a bit less dramatic than going around the world in 80 days, but we made it to Grenada, closing the loop on our circumnavigation. We left Prickly Bay in August 2014 and have returned after almost 8 years. Our goal wasn’t necessarily to go around the world, but now that we’re here it seems like something to celebrate. We toasted the event with a bottle of Pierre Jourdan champagne from our visit to the farms near Cape Town. We have traveled 46,000 miles, visiting 46 countries and enjoying countless experiences and friendships. We loved Grenada during our first visit, so we’re happy to close the loop here. It feels like all our old friends from back then should still be here. We traveled overnight from Trinidad to allow us enough time to arrive in Prickly Bay during the day. Also, the few ‘pirate’ incidents that have occurred during this leg was during daylight hours. Our trip was mostly uneventful, though the wind and favorable current that had us ripping along at over 8 knots died to under 2 knots overnight. We got impatient and ended up motoring the last few hours. As a consolation, we did catch a mahimahi. We will be here a few days to have our life raft re-certified. What, you say? We should maybe have done that before the 5,800 nautical miles spent crossing the Atlantic Ocean? You may have a point, my friend. But what’s done is done. What with coming back to Grenada and posting our boat for sale, I’ve been hit with a bout of nostalgia. I stumbled upon this post with a video tour of the boat conducted by the boys when they were just wee little guys. Perry looks a bit different these days with different upholstery and no more ‘goldfish/hand logo’ on her hull and the boys are all grown up. Hopefully they will look back as fondly as I do upon this last decade aboard spent exploring a few corners of the world.

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