It’s 1:00 am in the morning. Tornados have been seen ten miles away. There is a two knot current. The wind is gusting to fifty knots across the current. Boats are dragging onto the reef. What are you anchored with?
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 […]
Fort Napoleon is on top of a hill overlooking the harbor of Terre de Haut in Les Saintes. It is one of three forts forming a triangle around the bay. It was originally named Fort Louis, but this was taken by the British and destroyed. The British abandoned if and the French re-occupied it again, […]
Oualie Beach is a small beach at the north west corner of Nevis. After the very long Pinney’s Beach that runs the length of the west side, it’s probably the only other feasible-ish anchorage on Nevis in normal trade conditions.
Nanny Cay is a large and well protected marina on the south side of Tortola. It has a small “village” of shops, and the marina includes a beach, pool, bar and restaurant.
One of the biggest problems with sailing is that a lot of the time, you spend life at 20-30 degrees askew. We have a big strap in the galley to keep our cook in one place, but nothing like that to keep our laptop from sliding off the table. I have been pondering some kind […]