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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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
As the sun came up at 0530 the sea was for a little while flat and glassy. I had to take the sails mostly in, and motored as Mount Pelee, Martinique, loomed above, blocking the morning sun. A hundred feet … Continue reading
Weather seemed in our favour to have a smooth sail to Antigua without too much sailing with the wind on our nose, or so we thought! With Montserrat looming to our right, and Antigua still a bit of a slog … Continue reading
“Everything made of fibreglass works, all else not working”. This what the advert should have said. But i knew what i was getting. My last of more than 100 items is down to 20, and seems to be stuck there.
The Caicos Banks were uncomfortable with SE winds and chop, so we put the engine on and went as briskly as possible. Great Sandy Cay was a very peaceful place to stop. Because we planned to leave midday, we had … Continue reading
Max is currently distraught that we have now entered a marine reserve, and no takes allowed. Shroud Cay (not great for our deep keel) then Warderick Wells. Warderick Wells is stunning, with a narrow winding channel through white sand banks, … Continue reading