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Tagged With: Caribbean sailing

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: Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D.

OUR CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE: CHANGING PLANS. Every sailor knows that when we go cruising, we don’t really have “plans”. Rather, we have “intentions” that we call plans. Boat repairs, weather, medical conditions, mechanical failures, and a host of other uncontrolled circumstances inevitably alter our firmest intentions.  In February 2015 we started our 3 month Caribbean cruise … Continue reading »

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Our Caribbean Adventure: Part One.

Our Caribbean Adventure: Part One. In 2012 we decided to sell our 37′ Gozzard Cutter (Ravenclaw) and buy a larger boat in a warmer locale. After much research and consideration we settled on a French built ketch, an Amel. We decided on the 46′ Amel Maramu model built in the 1980’s. We searched for an … Continue reading »

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