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Netherlands Antilles

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Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | Views [361]

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

Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | Views [408]

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 >

June 20th, day 11

Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [394]

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!

Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [462]

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

Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | Views [379]

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 >

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

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Views [766]

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

Tintamarre Island, St Martin

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Views [596]

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

On our way

Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | Views [387]

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

Sunday, 6 Jun 2010 | Views [528]

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

Saturday, 5 Jun 2010 | Views [530]

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!

Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Views [578]

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

Photos: Caribbean Cruising

Monday, 31 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Island hopping in the Caribbean Islands
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Tags: antigua & barbuda, grenada, st vincent & grenadines, tobago cays, tyrell bay, union island

St Maarten Netherland Antilles

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | Views [869]

May 24 th Troubles begin. Headsail furling broke more work to be done in St Maarten. We will be sailing to St Maarten either with a storm sail or asymmetrical. May 22 nd Anchored outside Jolly to swim and clean bottom May 23 rd ... Read more >

Tags: duty free, sailing, yacht services

Union Island Grenadines

Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [1315]

March 23rd, 2010 We set sail for Union Island the starting point and immigration entry point, for our exploration of St Vincent and the Grenadines . We arrived after a 4.5 hour bracing sail to Clifton Harbor where customs are located. We tied ... Read more >

Tags: dinner party, market, showers, yacht club

Mount Port Louis, Carriacou

Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | Views [334]

After aborting attempts to visit Sandy Island for snorkeling due to unstable gusting winds we were just about to reluctantly return to Tyrrell Bay .   Luckily Jim spotted a beach in a small bay and decided to take a closer look. We spent two nights ... Read more >

March 20th, 2010 – Carriacou – Tyrell Bay - Happy Birthday Hannah!

Saturday, 20 Mar 2010 | Views [603]

We left Grenada today and more importantly to me we left the Marina, yeah. After a short but great sail with gusts that challenged both Belle and Jim we arrived in Tyrrell Bay, Carriacou Island. This anchorage is described as small and charming but ... Read more >

Tags: bay, birds, harbor, popular, reef, snorkeling, wildlife, wine



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