Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mt. Pelee

We are hearing the reports of Kilauea erupting in Hawaii as we are getting ready to hike up Mt. Pelée in Martinique.  Pelée is famous for its 1902 eruption which left only two survivors in its direct path, one of whom was a prisoner in a well insulated jail cell, approximately 30,000 people died in the eruption.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Luxury Yacht? (Part deux)

A quick recap of part one, No propane, Have to go to Dominica,  Anchor, It's a holiday, No sleep, Head to Roseau, Big winds, Mooring Ball. The extended version is here in case you missed it.



Continuing with the story...

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Luxury yacht? (Part one)

I received an email today inviting me on a Luxury Yacht for Mother's Day with complimentary mimosas and snacks. This arrived in my inbox on a particularly non luxurious day, let me tell you the details!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Free to explore

For the time being we have finished our waiting, repairs and upgrades and we are on our own to explore. It is very liberating and we are enjoying the freedom. Diving and hiking in Guadeloupe, both on the main island and in Iles des Saintes, the group of islands at the most southern point of Guadeloupe.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Expectations vs Reality

Yes, I know that a cruisers plans are written in sand during low tide. I understand the need to be flexible, but I still have expectations and I still do make plans and oh, so often lately, those plans have to change. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Exciting times, when your engine quits at sea

Excitement on a cruising boat is rarely a good thing. Having the engine quit on us was pretty exciting, and not in a good way.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

BVI revisited

Where were you during the hurricanes?