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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Prickly Bay at last….and this post with photo’s (somehow version posted last night was missing most of the pics! – oops).
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.
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 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
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 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