Last week we arrived back in the US after eight months and some 7,000 miles exploring the Caribbean. During that time, we have used lots of different things to make life easier while cruising on our sailboat. Some of them have proved much more useful than others. Here are twenty that I think every cruiser […]
It seems it’s been a very long time since we have posted on the blog, we have been using our Sailingwithkids Facebook page. I thought I would throw up this video I took though. It is, literally, sex in the water caught on GoPro!
St Eustatius, or Statia, is one of the best places for snorkeling we have been to. This is a guide for snorkeling in Gallows Bay. In most guide books it talks about the ruined warehouses underwater, but there are many other interesting things that they don’t talk about.
When most people think of important equipment for cruising sailors, they thinks of sails, hardware, or autopilots. But really, when one thinks of the proportion of time different activities occupy, the most important piece of equipment is the anchor. In fact, as I have said before, cruising should probably be called “anchoring” as most of […]
It’s hard to describe how amazing it is as I am writing this. Words like epic and spiritual come to mind. Let me see if I can paint the scene for you, the sight, the movement and sounds of a sailboat traveling at night. We are twenty miles offshore, heading towards Antigua. It’s just gone […]
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Portsmouth. As we turn back north, roughly half way through our year in the Caribbean, four cities with the same name come to mind.