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Hawkeye - Hawkeye ARC Blog 11 - we've arrived!

Since arriving at 03:01 on Sunday morning, Hawkeye’s crew has been enjoying the rum punches and St Lucian hospitality – as well as decks that don’t keep jigging around in those waves.  We are rapidly working down our to do list and will leave St Lucia on Saturday to explore the rest of the Caribbean.  We are hoping to spend Christmas in Antigua and New Year in St Barthelemy.  But the beauty of cruising is that if we find some place we like better—we’ll just stay there!

It’s been an amazing journey, especially for our novice Atlantic sailor, Lizzie, who we think was quite brave at her tender age jump in at the deep end.  She weathered every storm in a teacup, was a dedicated sunset watcher, vibrant painter and kept the rest of the crew on our toes with her remarkable wind awareness and ‘one-ness’ with the sea. 

For the rest of us, it was the re-creation of the Dream Team who all crossed together in 2015; this attempt being even more special, as it was our own boat, and our very good friends who made it so much fun—thank you Peter and Jane for being the best crew in the world, keeping us safe, sober and smiling.  We wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else (and the broken ankle did give us a scare!).

And thank you to all our family and friends who messaged us with news and encouragement all along our passage.  It was wonderful to know that there were people out there cheering us on.

So that’s Team Hawkeye signing off.  No doubt you will be hearing about further escapades from us individually, but the Hawkeye ARC Blog has reached its end.

Fair winds and a following sea,

Team Hawkeye

ARC Finish photo 1
ARC Finish photo 2

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