A grand adventure
Boyle's (at different times and numbers) have started a trip of the Great Loop via boat. It will take several years in 3-month stints to complete it. Mark wants to add a Bahamian adventure too.
The selected vessel is a Byliner 4788 (52' Length Of All), which is at the larger end of the spectrum of boats to take on the Loop. The trusty tender is a rigged bottom inflatable named after our now departed by great friend Jim Fitzsimmons (aka Fitz).
The adventure started in July 2018, after Currie's retirement, in Rhode Island, USA. We purchased the boat in September of 2017 and registered her in Newport RI, under her previous name of Cherish. She was put up for the winter on land. July was the first time we had seen her again and there is where the story starts.