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Making Lemonade life gives you lemons make lemonade” Hello friends and family this cruising journal/blog is about my travels, the places I go and the friends I meet along the way.

Photos: Panama

PANAMA | Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

Canal, sailing, snorkeling, fishing, dining & dancing
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Tags: caribbeanm rio chagres, fort lornenzo, henry morgan, mangroves, monkeys, pacific, panama canal, sailboat, sailing, sweet dreams

Photos: Misc: Newport, Plymouth, Boston

USA | Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

September in Boston
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Sailing Maine

USA | Sunday, 5 Sep 2010 | Views [452]

July 21st - August 20th We spent a fantastic month cruising the Maine coast and outer islands in Penobscot Bay. We cruised from Portland to Cutler Bay almost on the Canadian border back down to Casco Bay. Maine is a beautiful State with a great coastline.... Read more >

Tags: puffin, whale watching

Photos: Downeast Maine

USA | Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

Cutler Harbor, Seal Island, Roque Is, Mudhole
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Tags: dolphins, hikes, lighthouse, maine, puffins, razorbacks, sail, seals, whales, wind

Photos: Penobscot Bay Islands

USA | Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

North Haven, Frenchboro, Isle Au Haut
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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | Views [373]

I just spent 4 days in Boston with Minnie and celebrated Alex’s 21 st birthday. During my short visit with Min (always a pleasure) we traveled to the Cape x2, Plymouth & walked Wollaston beach every morning.   Everyone should visit Boston ... Read more >

Portland Maine

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | Views [425]

Maine is beautiful and Portland is a friendly fun city. We have spent 3weeks in the Portland area and highlights of our time include; east promenade walks, 4 th of July concert by the Portland symphony with a fantastic firework display, $5 martini ... Read more >

Photos: Portland

USA | Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

Around Portland
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Day 12 - 15 and arrival

USA | Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [452]

Jun 21 st -June 25 th  Mon-Saturday 12th-15 th  day Reading back this is pretty boring so a synopsis of the last week. We have had a few good days but always followed by days of no wind. As this is a sail boat we do not use the motor so we are ... Read more >

June 20th, day 11

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [400]

June 20 th  Sunday day 11 - 30mi north of Bermuda, Happy Father’s Day The day started with a beautiful sunrise, again! But alas no wind however Jim did manage to squeak out 15miles from the wind overnight so we are making progress. The weather reports ... Read more >

June 19th Saturday day 10- Happy Birthday Kaylee!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [472]

Oh no the wind is gone again! We lost the wind about 9am and have rock and rolled all day. I made a batch of oatmeal cookies and caught up on magazines. Jim tried unsuccessfully to catch a PoMW in a bucket and took some great photos of a tropic bird ... Read more >

June 18th Friday day 9

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [392]

Overslept and missed the sunset. Jim had a good night and maintained 5knts so we are making fair progress again. The air and sea temperatures are beginning to cool and the morning was gorgeous with breakfast on deck. How did you start your day? I can’t ... Read more >

June 17 - day 8

USA | Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | Views [503]

June 17, 2010 Thursday day 8 We have been out one week today and have covered 700 miles with 975 left to go. We had a very calm night with no wind so no sail up all night. The wind began to pick up early morning and we raised the asymmetrical ... Read more >

Tags: atlantic, dolphins, portland maine, sailing, seals, whale

Photos: St Maarten to Portland Maine

USA | Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

The passage
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Tags: atlantic ocean, dolphins, fish, moonset, portugeese man of war, sailing, stars, sunrise, sunset, tankers

Tintamarre Island, St Martin

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Views [615]

Maine.   June 9 th The sail to Tintamarre was slower than usual due to Belle’s very dirty bottom. Tintamarre is a small island with a sandy bay and reefs on both ends of the beach and is opposite Orient Bay St Martin. There is an excellent ... Read more >

Tags: beach, coral, coral reefs, fish, snorkeling, sunrise, sunsets, swimming, turtles

Week 1 - St Maarten to Portland Maine, 1,690 miles

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Views [785]

Week 1 June 10 th day 1       Thursday day 1 St Maarten to Portland Maine passage begins We woke early and made the final preparations for departure. We had our last tropical snorkel on the reef and on our way out to the reef met two beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: beach, coral, coral reefs, fish, snorkeling, sunrise, sunsets, swimming, turtles

On our way

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | Views [396]

June 7 th The work is done! The front stay and new head sail furler has been installed, we have completed final provisioning and checked out of the country with immigration. We spent the evening at Lagoonies for our last happy hour (see pics) ... Read more >

Tags: setting sail

Maho Bay - awesome

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Views [543]

We went to Maho Bay again to watch the 747 land from the beach which was an awesome experience. I bought a new camera in Phillipsburg which was a ghost town without the cruise ships in. As we strolled around the deserted streets we realized what a ... Read more >

Tags: 747, airport, beach, landings

Orient Bay, French St Martin

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Saturday, 5 Jun 2010 | Views [538]

June 5 th It is so hot here we decided a day at the beach was the best way to stay cool. Oriental Bay is a posh resort on the N’East French side of the island and very nice. You drive through a private community with gorgeous stylish homes bordered ... Read more >

Tags: beach, nudist colony, sand, sea, snorkeling, st martin

June 3rd Happy Birthday Ruby!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Views [591]

Special treat today as most of the work (general maintenance) has been done we have taken the day off. We started by dropping off the laundry (yeah) and then with breakfast at Zbest our favorite breakfast spot with wonderful omelets located in Simpson ... Read more >

Tags: breakfast, dutch, french, gin, lagoon, red wine, sailing, turkey

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