SV BellaLuna CARES: Dogs N Cats

 

 

SV BellaLuna CARES “Dogs N Cats”

Here’s a little clip about who we are and what we are doing. Bella has been wanting to volunteer at a dog shelter forever. While we were in the Turks and Caicos she found a site online for Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic. It turns out that a couple of people that work for the very same organization live right here in Luperón. Well, the first Tuesday of every month they have a clinic where they take care of local dogs. We as a family volunteered to help out today and this video is a small glimpse into the beautiful work that they do.
Please visit their site and make a donation at:
dogsandcatsdr.com

Welcome to our adventure!

-The SV BellaLuna Crew.
Paul, Diná, Bella, Luna, Booba & Vivian

Music in this episode:

Radio Jarocho and Zenen Ceferino Cuervo
song: Coco
www.radiojarocho.com
the music is under a Creative Commons license.

SVBellaLuna S:1 E:8 “Bahamas to Baltimore”

SVBellaLuna S:1 E:8 “Bahamas to Baltimore”

In this episode, we are wrapping up our delivery back to Baltimore, MD. We encounter equipment failure, bad weather, good weather, good wind and no wind. We make the long open ocean passage from the Bahamas to Charleston, SC.  then enter the ICW in Buford, NC. Our hired Captains jump ship for a more important delivery and leave Paul with two new Captains for the 24 hr. run up the Chesapeake Bay. With the new crew comes a whole new dynamic. Finally Paul & SV BellaLuna (formerly “Catchin’ Rays”) pull into Baltimore after 19 days at sea and a long over due reunion with the family is in order.

Thanks for coming along!

-The SV BellaLuna Crew.
Paul, Diná, Bella, Luna, Booba & Vivian

Music in this episode:

“Let Me Down (inst.)”  by Israel Nash Gripka

“Home” by Van Risseghem

“Impulse” by New Faces

“Lazy Moon” by Jetty Rae

“Welcome to the Bay” by Kero One

*All music licensed from Audiosocket.com

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SV BellaLuna S:1 E:6 “Puerto Rico to Turks And Caicos”

SVBellaLuna S:1 E:6 “Puerto Rico to Turks And Caicos”

In this episode, we find the crew of SVBellaLuna off of the coast of Puerto Rico heading toward Turks and Caicos to take shelter from predicted weather.

We bring a sweet little Mahimahi onboard for a few meals, Paul’s choice of pasta goes down in the log as one of the worst dishes, the spinnaker goes wild and Owen tries to tackle the shitter rebuild.

There is plenty of beautiful blue water sailing in this episode to make up for the lack of sailing in our other videos!

Thanks for coming along!

-The SV BellaLuna Crew.

Paul, Diná, Bella, Luna, Booba & Vivian

Music in this episode:

“It’s a Beautiful Life” by Steve Collom

“Sunshine in My Mind” by Laura Ault

“Mrs Y Mas” by 40 Watt Hype

“The Man Says” by Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

*All music licensed from Audiosocket.com

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SV BellaLuna: S:1 E:5 “Spring Sprang, Tortola & bringing ‘er Home”

 

SV BellaLuna: S:1 E:5 “Spring Sprang, Tortola & bringing ‘er Home”

In this episode, Spring finally decides to show it’s face in Baltimore, so the crew decides to take advantage of it and go for a family hike at Loch Raven. They spend some time together before Paul has to leave to meet his long time friend Owen Nieder in Tortola.

Owen and Paul take care of some work and errands before embarking on a trip around the island of Tortola. They also have to pick up the hired “Captains” for the delivery and wind up with some extra time on their hands to enjoy a beer or two and some  S%^T talking.

Once everyone is aboard they throw off the dock lines and head out. Once out on the water they run straight into some weather and the starboard engine overheats causing them to spend the night on a mooring at Jost Van Dyke, and island in the BVI’s.

After a swim some fishing and a good nights sleep they are off again…

Thanks for coming along!

-The SV BellaLuna Crew.

Paul, Diná, Bella, Luna, Booba & Vivian

 

Music in this episode:

“Sunrise ” by Howl Griff

“Rats In The Walls” by The GoldRoom

“Bossa Soundcheck- Instrumental” by Kero One

“When the Sunshine Comes” by Kero One

“Fearless” by Fiction Band

“Give You Me” by Grow and Twine

“Elusion” by Sunday Night Syndrome

*All music licensed from Audiosocket

The whole playlist for this video can be downloaded here:

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SV BellaLuna S:1 E:4 “Horses, Birthdays and Our Catamaran

SV BellaLuna S:1 E:4 “Horses, Birthdays and Our Catamaran

 

In this episode, we are “The Boatless Boat Owners” We bought the boat weeks ago but she is still in Tortola waiting for us to come fetch her. In the mean time we are getting cabin fever here in Baltimore waiting for Spring to actually act like Spring. Once the weather breaks for a little bit, we jump in the car and go visit some of Maryland’s beautiful thoroughbreds.
We celebrate Bella’s 10th birthday and she receives the re-born baby (a hyper-realistic baby doll) that she had been wanting for a long time.
Paul had to take a trip down to Tortola to take an inventory of everything that is onboard Catchin’ Rays (Soon to be SV BellaLuna) in preparation of our up coming 1,400 mi. delivery back to Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay where we will start our voyage.
Thanks for coming along!

-The SV BellaLuna Crew.
Paul, Diná, Bella, Luna, Booba & Vivian

 

PS- If you dig the music in this episode, download it here:

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Thanks Dan!

imageThis is my Friend Dan, who also happens to be our boat broker. After dealing with 3 brokers that made me feel like the process of buying a boat with a broker would be the equivalent of buying a house with a used car salesman. A friend of mine gave me Dan’s number. We hit it off right away and my gut feeling about him could not have been more spot on. Dan went above and beyond our expectations in regards to making this process actually enjoyable. He’s a no bullshit guy, that honestly cared that we got the correct boat for our needs. If you are thinking about buying a boat and want a broker that will work with and for you 110%, Dan is your man.

Contact: Dan@annapolisyachtsales
Thanks for helping us make our dream a reality Dan!