Category Archives: Caribbean

Not quite up to scratch

Extract from ship’s log – 22nd May 2015 “1344hrs 18°20’53N 64°47’47W. Dissatisfied with the much vaunted Druif Bay / Honeymoon Beach (what is paradise to one is the pit of despair to another), we’ve arrived back in Caneel Bay after weighing anchor at … Continue reading

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“Who wants to go to the beach?”

“Who wants to go to the beach?” “Not me” – “No thanks”. Really? Yes, really. It’s sunny, water 28°, beach 32° and rising, pleasant mild breeze. I guess you can have too much of a good thing – especially with … Continue reading

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Take that UAE / Qatar / Saudi expats!

Ever hotter here as spring melts into summer. Weather station threw a wobbly this morning, claiming a whopping 38°C, but it’s now recovered to a tolerable 32°C.

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Terribly important people!

They don’t get fireworks out for just anyone here in Tortola … only for very special visitors. Someone must have heard we were in town. (The display was nicely timed for us to enjoy from the cockpit over our bolognese.)  

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Back to the BVIs

The urgency of reaching Puerto Rico to cross to the Bahamas meant we’d had to compromise on where we’d cruised in the BVIs. Jost van Dyke and the north of Tortola encompassed most of the spots we’d missed. Now that there’s … Continue reading

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Holed!

Not the boat itself, just our (almost new) tender. Lifting it out in preparation for a return from Islas Palominos (&-minitos) to Culebra, Skipper (somehow) managed to allow one of the tender’s inflatable tubes to impact square on to the … Continue reading

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Puerto R-r-r-r-r-r-r-riiiicooooo!

Friendly and welcoming party people. Louder than loud music. Just a great place to visit, whether miles away from it all in ‘hippie’ Culebra, or amongst the crowds on (the main) Escambron Beach in San Juan. Weekends on any (usually isolated paradise … Continue reading

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Daisy nage bien!

Je viens de partir a la plage et j’ai gagne une course a la brass et c’ etait contre Maman et j’ai reussi a faire le papillon. I just went to the beach and I won a breast-stroke race against Maman and … Continue reading

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“We can snorkel that wreck once it’s sunk a bit.”

“We can snorkel that wreck once it’s sunk a bit.” James’ response to a pan-pan exchange between the US Coastguard and the local search and rescue, hearing that the occupants are walking ashore and the vessel is taking on water.

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Bowing out of the British VIs with a birthday bang

Best-of-the-best beach, birthday and buddies – Chili’s birthday, Jost van Dyke and Sandy Cay, with one of our last opportunities to celebrate en masse. Au revoir to Chili, Morning Haze, 99 Bottles and Katyna (thank you for the thoughtful gift … Continue reading

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