YES, we're sorta following Randy and Hideko! So funny
you should ask that! Met them in Grenada
in 2006, hooked up again the following year or so in Cartegena, Columbia
and spent quite a bit of time with 'the most gracious people you'll ever meet'
going over their boat and eventually went to S Africa
and ordered our own! We had been looking at cats for quite a while, and were seriously looking at building from scratch to get the customization we wanted. So glad we didn't go that route!
Although it'll be quite a while before we actually catch up with them again, plan is to pass thru to Pacific in 2010 or 2011. We should be up in your neck of the woods in a couple months with kids
, grands and cousins visiting!
Randy and Hideko are busy writing, so it's possible for us to catch them once again!
Roxanne s/v BAMBOO