Coming back to land after our year in the Caribbean has been strange for many reasons. One recurring theme has been the questions people ask. Almost everyone we meet always asks, “how was your year, was it great?” The answer, strangely enough, is difficult to articulate. One person who has asked that same question is Jenn […]
20 Things Every Cruiser Should Have
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 […]
Guadeloupe to Antigua Passage
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 […]
Another Day at the Office
Now we have a good connection, here is a video we made en route from Saba to St Kitts.
Waiting for the Weather in St Kitts
For the first time, it seems we are twirling around on our anchor chain waiting on the “weather window” to make our next passage, to Guadeloupe. It’s about 75 miles to Guadeloupe. With at least 12 hours of sailing, that means we’d have to be sailing overnight to arrive before dark.
Halfway to the Caribbean
After some nine weeks of travels and trials, we have made it to what I consider is our halfway point to the Caribbean, Portsmouth VA. This is the staging and departure point of the Caribbean 1500, our rally to the BVI. It’s been pretty crazy. I had this idea that I’d be able to blog about […]