Colin Jackie This is the tale, perhaps cautionary, of two grown adults who should have known better. Which one of us lit the blue touch-paper has long been forgotten, for when the fire was finally ablaze, we both had a burning desire to buy a boat and sail around the West Indies and even beyond. Five years later, we fell head of heals in love with Picaroon, our 40 foot Hardin Sea Wolf Ketch. It was on our first day onboard that we realized we had bought Captain Ron’s boat (a ‘must-see’ film available online). After six months of hard labour and a few shakedown sails, we managed to get Picaroon ship-shape enough to sail her from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic. Follow us here on our haphazard and inevitably incident-filled adventures.