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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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
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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Chased out of Martinique.
Pete: 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 … Continue reading
Antigua – English Harbour and Tom’s Birthday
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
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St Martin to St Barths
“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 Dreaded Mona Passage
The Mona passage lies between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, maybe 70 miles of open sea, with a bad reputation. It is interesting because the Atlantic Ocean is 8 Km (8000m) deep at this point, the Puerto Rican Trench, … Continue reading
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Trying to get to Puerto Rico
Before i left Australia, there was a podcast I enjoyed listening to – it was called Preppers Podcast. It was aimed at the American phenomenon called preppers. These are people preparing for the end of the world, or rather, the … Continue reading
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
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Its not all plain sailing
The two things that have the potential to spoil this year of ‘sailing bliss’ are my accumulating list of injuries and the kids behaviour. During the few days of skiing with the kids I hit a tree hard following Max … Continue reading
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