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
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!
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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Samana – what’s not to love about Samana
The resort complex associated with the Bahia Marina has everything a grotty yachty dreams of – showers, laundry, pools, a gym, and for kids, a playground and a very tolerant staff, who never once made comment as the kids spread … Continue reading
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Hanging in Luperon
We’ve been here for 5 days now, and can see how 5 days can quickly turn into 5 years, after meeting up with quite a few gringo’s who arrived many years ago and have never left. As one chap put … Continue reading
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