Category Archives: Sailing Pictures

Visiting Belize’s Offshore Atolls & The Blue Hole

The 3 atolls are Turneffe, Lighthouse and Glovers, Turneffe being just 8 miles east of the barrier reef and our first stop. We left Placencia with ‘Moody Mistress’ to sail close to the wind for Garbutt Cay for an overnight … Continue reading

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All By Herself & Summary Of Our Fourth Caribbean Season

With a heavy heart we are leaving Beyzano tomorrow.  Getting her ready took a few days but leaving her in the water means a lot less work than usual.  Working in the cooler, drier climate doesn’t zap the energy levels … Continue reading

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All Trussed Up With Nowhere To Go!

Our last evening in Bonaire was an enjoyable social gathering on ‘Amelie’ with Stephen and Debs our hosts plus ‘Blue’ and a French couple we hadn’t met before. The 37 mile sail to Spanish Water in Curaçao was quick, even … Continue reading

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Final Week In Bonaire

We should be exchanging house contracts this week providing there aren’t any last minute hitches.  In England and Wales, house buying and selling is a long drawn out process and it will have taken over 3 months from acceptance of … Continue reading

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Domestic Bliss – Really A Post For Non-Sailors!

Not sure quite where the weeks are going but we are certainly enjoying our stay in Bonaire, despite the red dust which settles on the boat and makes it filthy.  Having the hatches open allows it to settle on everything … Continue reading

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First Week In Bonaire & Plans For Next Season

Interestingly, despite only cat napping for no longer than 10-minute stretches for 4 nights, we weren’t tired enough to sleep when we arrived at 0700 so went straight to Customs.  Perhaps we could have continued surviving on that sleep pattern … Continue reading

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Bravo Beyzano – Tough Trip to Bonaire

Although we have long been besotted with ‘Beyzano’ she certainly comes through for us when we need her and our 3 day 22 hour passage from St John’s USVIs to Bonaire gave her many opportunities to show us her qualities.  … Continue reading

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Beautiful Anchorages All To Ourselves

This island is going to be another one of our favourites! The combination of beautiful harbours, excellent marine facilities, outdoor activities and history makes for a wonderful stay. Not to mention the first class hotels and restaurants along the coastline, … Continue reading

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Hurtling North Under The Q Flag

On Saturday we were in St Lucia but have logged 200 miles since then, hopping up the island chain to Antigua. We didn’t clear into the 3 islands along the way due to needing to leave early the following mornings … Continue reading

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New Header Photos

The photos in our header have been updated, with the help of James, to show Beyzano in her new cruising grounds. They show a beautiful bay in the United States Virgin Islands where we spent a few weeks, Beyzano on … Continue reading

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