Category Archives: ABC Islands

Curaçao To Santa Marta – Perfect Passage

Having read many blogs and reports about this dreaded passage, said to be one of the top 5 worst in the world, we were both excited and concerned about what lay ahead. All we could do was hope that we … Continue reading

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Our New Adventure Begins – South America Beckons

We cleared out this afternoon and are getting excited about setting sail  and visiting South America for the first time.  Although it is cosy to sail into familiar anchorages, we are keen to experience different cultures, do without imported goods seen … Continue reading

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Spectacular Fireworks For Old Year’s Night

Happy 2016 to everyone!  Our last few days in Curacao have been busy as always, hiring a car and enjoying seeing in 2016.   The weather window continues to be forecast and today the first Rally boats left for either … Continue reading

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Very Merry Christmas!

Christmas was a whirl of social events, leaving us needing a day off to recover.  22 of the Rally participants enjoyed an excellent meal at The Pier on Christmas Eve, with spicy pumpkin soup, tournedos and apple spring rolls being … Continue reading

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Busy Social Life Once Again

With so many boats gathering in Curacao for the start of the OCC Rally it is no wonder we are getting very busy with social events.  A few boats are in Curacao marine in Willemstad, a few in Seru Boca … Continue reading

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Christmas Winds!

Decision made and Curacao for Christmas it is.  We sadly left Bonaire on Tuesday morning just before 0800, just as our friends on ‘Joy of Shamrock’ arrived.  At least they were able to take the mooring next to us.  Our … Continue reading

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Time To Make A Decision

So another week goes on by and the winds are increasing in strength rather than allowing us to head for Colombia. It is possible that the trade winds have set in and could be with us for many weeks or … Continue reading

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Jabs & An Armed Robbery

For those interested, we had our vaccinations last week, having Yellow Fever, DTP and obtaining a week’s supply of malaria tablets to keep for jungle treks in Guatemala. Rob also had Hepatitis A. The process was a little long winded … Continue reading

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Memories To Last A Lifetime

During just 1 dive this week, at 18th Palm, we saw 3 breathtaking sights, which will stay with us always. Firstly we found a bright yellow frogfish, a rare sight as they are normally well camouflaged but this time it … Continue reading

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Dancing Underwater Whilst Waiting For ‘The’ Weather Window

Whilst we continue using up our dive tank refill cards with lovely early morning dives under the boat, we are checking the weather daily to establish if the forecasts are accurate and we have a good pattern emerging. Last Friday … Continue reading

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