Category Archives: Caribbean

March 27, 2013 – Keyed up for the Cays

Four hours to windward brought us around the north side of Mayreau and down to Tobago Cays Marine Park. By 2:30 we were anchored and a short time later the park rangers came along to collect their $10 EC per … Continue reading

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March 26, 2913

I mentioned earlier that I was not keen on the way this boat is set up to sail. My main complaint is that the winches for sail handling are both right beside the helm. The only room to haul sheets … Continue reading

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March 25, 2013 – Things that go bump in the night

Thump! The loud sound of something metal hitting the deck at 6:30 in the morning roused me very quickly and a moment later I was on deck. I immediately saw the source of the noise – the gooseneck pin was … Continue reading

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Sailing Primer

For the sailing novice reader I should explain a few sailing terms. The boat we chartered is a catamaran meaning that it has two hulls. The more familiar type of sailboat has one hull and is known as a monohull. … Continue reading

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March 24, 2013

By 9:00 am we had finished breakfast and were underway. A 1.5 hour broad reach in 15 knot winds brought us to Chatham Bay on Union Island. We anchored in one spot but one of the boat boys came along … Continue reading

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March 23, 2013 – Charter Starts

At 9:00 am Rick and I wandered over to the Moorings office which was right next to our resort. There we had a fairly extensive briefing about the area before being ferried out to our boat. The Moorings base in … Continue reading

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Arrival on Canouan

On Friday, March 22nd we left Barbados for Canouan, an island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. ¬†Upon arrival at the Barbados airport we discovered that Liat Airlines had switched us to a different flight with a departure of 9:40 … Continue reading

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