AboutThis is us taking time out to sail to somewhere we’ve never been with our three rapidly maturing children on the yacht ‘Mahia’ – a Jeanneau 43 DS. We decided to risk our jobs, the childrens education, our retirement savings and our sanity, and left the Sunshine Coast of Australia to sail across from the USA to Europe via the Caribbean.
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Upstate New York
Pete: Renting a car in New York City seemed like a dumb idea, with the suppressed rage of my fellow drivers bubbling very close to the surface. The pedestrians seemed even more dangerous. So we caught the subway to Grand … Continue reading
We got into the groove in the last few weeks in Grenada. A cycle of home-schooling torture, boat maintenance, and rums and coke. The kids were happy, with good WiFi and other kids to play with, (or to mope with, … Continue reading
During this time Max has made friends with a gang of kids from various boats sitting out the Hurricane Season, such as Utopia, Totem, Neptune, Flip Flops and so on. He has been meeting them each afternoon, loitering and ignoring … Continue reading
Safe and snug in Grenada
Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a blog post! We’ve settled very quickly into ‘hurricane season in Grenada’ mode, joining hundreds of other cruisers who sit the season out on the south coast of the island. Life … Continue reading
Prickly Bay – Grenada (2nd try)
Prickly Bay at last….and this post with photo’s (somehow version posted last night was missing most of the pics! – oops).
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After leaving Union Island late in the morning, we had a smooth sail north to Mustique, a privately owned island about 17 miles just south of St Vincents.
Mayreau, Tobago Cays and Union Island
In usual Pete fashion, he had managed to find us amazing accommodation for 3 nights at Salt Whistle Bay on the Grenadine Island of Mayreau. We also were the first guests in 8 years for the newly opened resort!
We arrived at Salt Whistle Bay in the evening, hoping our booking would work. The AirBnB email system had a delay, and I hadn’t heard confirmation before we had to break wifi contact. It had been two days prior, but … Continue reading
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St Lucia, a new crew and cruising to Bequia!
Pete snuck out of our anchorage sans motor in a light breeze around 6am whilst we all slept. The hop from Martinique to St Lucia was only a short 4 hour sail, and we could see St Lucia in the … Continue reading
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