Category Archives: Caribbean

Our Thoughts On Life In The Caribbean

We’ve been asked to give a list of tips regarding cruising in the Caribbean by some friends doing the ARC next year, so this is an initial brain dump and in no particular order. Rob and I will sit down … Continue reading

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Another Weather Window Approaching

A nice calm spell is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with the winds picking up again on Friday, so we are very much hoping that we can clear out tomorrow and head out towards Cabo San Antonio around lunchtime Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Chilling Out Waiting To Sail To Cuba

Whilst Steve was with us he rented a golf cart for 24 hours for less than 40 pounds and we made the most of it whizzing around the small island, several times. Our first circuit took less than an hour, … Continue reading

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Happy End Of 2016 In Isla Mujeres

Feliz Año Nuevo everyone! All the best for 2017 from sunny Mexico where we have had a great Christmas with friends in El Milagro marina and celebrated New Year with our friend Steve who flew in from the UK. It … Continue reading

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13.7 Knots – Fast Sleigh Ride To Isla Mujeres From Belize

Wow, what a ride! Fast and furiously, ‘Beyzano’ made her way from the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll in Belize to Isla Mujeres, Mexico covering the 260 miles in just 35 hours. Our top speed was 13.7 knots and we … Continue reading

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Another ‘Final’ Month In Guatemala And We Are Leaving For Mexico

Being back in the marina area of the Rio Dulce means plenty of social events and catching up with friends. The low did develop into a named storm, then hurricane called ‘Otto’ but it went west rather than north, making … Continue reading

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Challenging Navigation And A Proposal In Paradise

We drifted slowly south to the Placencia anchorage under the genoa, anchoring in the sandy mud in the middle of the bay. It was calm, sunny and great to be in the breeze again. I booked a haircut, the first … Continue reading

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Luxurious Week Marina Bound In Placencia, Belize

Our luxurious week has come to an end but on the plus side, Beyzano hasn’t looked so clean and shiny for a long time. We scrubbed her, polished her and washed everything, despite the cost of the water here and … Continue reading

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Arrived In Belize For The Last Day Of The Rally

Usually one of the downsides to taking part in a Rally is that there is a schedule, some tighter than others. Fortunately this one gave us a lot of freedom whilst in the Guna Yala and throughout the second leg … Continue reading

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Longer Passage Than Planned

Leaving Providencia just after daybreak with ‘Oystermist’ and ‘Shamal’, we were followed an hour or so later by ‘Echo’, ‘Harmonie’, ‘Milpat’ and finally ‘Suzie Too’. The logic was that the faster 4 boats would catch up with us by dusk … Continue reading

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