Category Archives: Getting ready in NYC

Twice 25 – a big mile stone during Covid

June 22nd….mosquitos kissing me and keeping me awake…thinking how sad to have such a special birthday during lock down… then thinking I am in charge of how I feel and TOMORROW I’m choosing happiness and …..…. really what was I … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

We had a great weekend with our friends Alies and Roel taking the boat up the Hudson River to Half Moon Bay. We spend the weekend socially separated from all the crowded beaches but still enjoyed the celebration with firework … Continue reading

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Skydiving 2020

FINALLY, the skydiving season has started. Yesterday I went the first time jumping this year (of course with a lot of restrictions and in compliance with all the current regulations implemented at the dropzone). As you can see the smile … Continue reading

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Escape from NJ – two days at Sea

Two weekends ago I got the opportunity to deliver one of the 1986 America’s Cup boats (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_II) from Newport RI back to NJ. If you have seen the movie WIND (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_(1992_film)) the boats are featured there. This was a unique … Continue reading

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Social Distancing boating style

Mid April is the time when the new season for the marina starts, so a lot of boats leaving and arriving. Since most of the marinas were closed until last week, no new boats came but some left already. So … Continue reading

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It can affect anyone ….

Last Friday we received very sad news that the husband of our helper and Julia passed away due to the COVID-19 virus. Even that we taking all necessary precautions and trying to stay positive, we will be reminded how real … Continue reading

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Easter Still Connecting

What a difference….. Easter 2019 celebrating with our NY / NJ friends in person on our boat Easter 2020 spontaneous zoom catch up with friends from our Singapore days This time Easter we celebrated over 5 time zones (Wyoming 7am, … Continue reading

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Quarantine, busier than ever

In the last two weeks we were so busy, we couldn’t believe it. I had to finish up some work for the bank, before leaving and Jolanda got a new exciting client which we think has a lot of potential. … Continue reading

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Atlantic Ocean Crossing

Just before all the COVID-19 craziness brought our lives to a hold, we got the chance to fly to Bermuda to bring back Arabella, a 157-foot mega yacht, to Jersey City. We were concerned that we get in and out … Continue reading

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Minor Surgery before COVID-19 hits

A few years ago Jolanda was diagnosed with high calcium and high PTH. In the long term this condition would be damaging to her bone density. After a 2nd and a 3rd opinion – she finally decided to schedule a … Continue reading

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