‘Hurricane’ Harvey

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 I knew I had one room booked, and hoped for three more. Fortunately they weren’t busy. We were in fact their first customers… ever. 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 distance. Continue reading

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Chased out of Martinique.

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 away towards land I saw a dolphin break the silvery surface. Continue reading

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Roseau

Only a couple of hours down the coast of Dominica the capital, Roseau, was definitely worth a short afternoon visit after we left Portsmith, and before we headed overnight to Martinique. Continue reading

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Dominica – Island Touring

We have been flying through the leeward islands, somewhat nervous that we needed to be out of the high risk hurricane zone by the end of July, so Dominica was also a very short stop for us.  Continue reading

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Picturesque Iles Des Saintes

Described as an irresistible groups of islands with idyllic Gallic charm, the anchorage of Bourg des Saintes, the main town, did not disappoint.  Continue reading

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A Short Stay in Guadeloupe

After guzzling down Tom’s birthday cake, we snuck out of English Harbour in the dark and set sail for Guadeloupe – some 40 miles away.  Continue reading

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