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sailing and diving around the world
It took us 6 days to get to Bermuda, and it was a fairly easy passage. We had a few exhilarating bits of sailing, but we had to use the engine quite a lot. This was my third time in Bermuda, this time participating in the ARC USA, but we were there for a while so I got to know the island quite well. I rented a scooter on one of the days, and covered a huge part of the island, and I had an impromptu tour in the car of one of the locals who I met near St. George's. The ARC USA team put together a few parties and an awards dinner, so I've included some pics of that, too, along with a bunch of other pics of the island. CV Cafe, in St. George's, is a pretty good wifi spot, as is Gojo's, in the main square.
If you're participating in the ARC USA, the guys that work for the event will come aboard to do a safety check, to help make sure your boat is prepared for the voyage, in this case, from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, to Bermuda. Here are some videos of Peter doing the safety check on Dawn Chorus. We were also given instruction on how to use parachute and hand flares, as well as smoke cannisters. It was an extremely valuable experience. I've seen this safety gear on many boats but never actually had to use any of them, but now I know what to expect if I ever have to. They took us up to the pool, too, do go through some drills with life jackets and life rafts.