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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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Fernandina Beach – Lovely Surprise

Using the strong current to aid us, I let Beyzano’s stern lines off whilst Rob waited in the bow until I called out for those lines to be let go and we were able to easily motor astern and off … Continue reading

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Exploring Lago de Izabal On ‘Horizons’

Jeff invited us for another mini-holiday last week and this time we headed west to the 25 mile wide Lake Izabal. During the mornings it was very calm but the wind can kick up in the afternoons and it isn’t … Continue reading

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Time To Move On

Tomorrow, at first light, we will be leaving the marina for a 60 mile day sail to the anchorage of Puerto Valero, half way between here and Cartagena. Having been so busy and settled in Santa Marta, it has come … Continue reading

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Wonderful Time In Santa Marta

This is such a fantastic place, in every way and we will definitely be coming back for a lot longer if we get the chance. The marina is well run, hot water showers and both hot water and 2 rinses … Continue reading

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Back ‘Home’ In Grenada

Caribbean time delayed ‘Jambalaya’, so reluctantly we decided to head south on Wednesday ahead of some windier weather. Carriacou just doesn’t have enough large supermarkets to give a wide variety of food and too many of our usual haunts were … Continue reading

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Donuts & Decisions (Or Lack Of)

Still enjoying Deshaies too much to leave! We feel very safe here, as we did in Antigua and Anguilla. A measure I use is whether any boat boys or vendors come out to the boat to try to sell something. … Continue reading

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Crime In The Caribbean

Not one for negative posts but recently there have been far too many violent crimes against cruisers in the Caribbean Islands and certain islands are becoming no-go areas for yachts here. We have had first hand accounts on two occasions, … Continue reading

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