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Our Caribbean Adventure: Part 11. The End of the Chain: Grenada.

Our Caribbean Adventure:  Part 11.  The End of the Chain:  Grenada. The last leg of our trip was from Tyrell Bay on the island of Carriacou (which is part of the country of Grenada) to the island of Grenada.  Its convenient to stop at Tyrell Bay to check in to Customs and Immigration and then … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure: Part 10. Union Island and We Are Almost to Grenada

After the Grenadines, we headed to Union Island, the last in the St. Vincent chain.  From Saline Bay we sailed in moderate winds to Chapman Bay. Chapman Bay is on the west side of Union Island, lying behind a substantial hill that helps block the easterly component winds.  But don’t be deceived.  The wind can … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure: Part 9, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Our Caribbean Adventure: Part 9, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines We left Martinique early in the morning, to make the passage to Rodney Bay, on St. Lucia.  There is a good anchorage and a large ICW marina, and a lagoon with mooring balls.  We planned not to stay in the anchorage because it … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure, Part 8: Dominica, Our Favorite Island.

Our Caribbean Adventure, Part 8:  Dominica, Our Favorite Island. We enjoyed our stay in Les Saintes a great deal but after 5 days it was time to leave. I made a  trip ashore and a visit to the marina office (owners of the moorings in the harbor) for immigration check out.  The French system requires … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure, Part 7: Plans Change Again. Going South From Nevis to Les Saintes.

The government moorings at Nevis are in a nice location, about 2 miles from the town dock, off a beautiful beach, and a short walk to a high-end resort.  We enjoyed a two night stay at Nevis, comfortable in the lee of the friendly island and its mountain. The second day we had some entertainment.   … Continue reading »

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1987, 46′ Amel Maramu for Sale or Trade

Amel Maramu ketch offered for sale or trade.  1987, blue water cruiser.  For more information, contact curt@boativated.com. 46′ length on deck and about 48′ LOA.  The deck walkways were repainted white by the previous owner.  A nice upgrade for the original brown faux teak fiberglass deck.   The Maramu model is the pre-curser to the 46′ … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure, Part 6: Sailing From Sint. Maarten to Antiqua, the Long Way Around

Sint. Maarten to Antiqua, The Long Way Around. For logistical reasons, we chose to leave the Island of St. Martin from the Dutch Port of Phillipsburg.  That was a mistake for a number of reasons (customs and immigration and the cost of the marina mainly) but we did enjoy our brief stay in the tourist … Continue reading »

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Updated Cruising Guides and Nautical Books list.

We have completed our update of the list of our favorite Cruising Guides and Nautical Books. Complete with links to purchase the latest editions of the books that we have used to find the best spots and the most fun the the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands, the Broughton Islands, the west coast of … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure, Part 5: St. Martin and Anguilla

St. Martin and Anguilla.  After our bit of difficulty getting to St. Martin, and barely making it through the drawbridge at Simpson Bay on the last opening of the day, we were tired and ready to relax a bit.  We decided to go through the second bridge (a swing bridge that allowed transit past the … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure: Part 4. We Get to St. Martin.

Part 4 of our Caribbean Adventure.  Staying flexible, we got from the Virgin Islands to St Martin. Sailing is a weather dependent activity.  Always. In 2015, world-wide ocean weather was greatly influenced by El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean.  In the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean, this meant a dearth of hurricanes and tropical … Continue reading »

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