We are moored up in Union Island for New Year's Eve celebrations. It looks like its rum punch, pig roast and dancing to steel bands tonight. Seems good to me. Happy New Year
There has been a lot of rain here over Christmas - with severe flooding and even landslides. We were in Marigot Bay and must have had a foot of rain on the evening of Christmas Eve. It stopped raining for Christmas Day and we had drinks on the beach and [...]
We arrived in St Lucia yesterday after 15 days at sea from Grand Canaria All went well - but weather was unusual. We had to.get through a low pressure system by leaving canaries and heading west and then north west for a few hundred miles. The weather front was dramatic [...]
Change of plan - we are coming in from the north and its getting closde to Xmas, so we are going to skip Barbados and make landfall at St Lucia. Its more yacht friendly. The first land we actually see is Martinique - but its only a couple of [...]
We worked out that you roll about 200,000 times on an Atlantic crossing, left then right then left then...... So I don't know whether it was 9 or 10 days in when the madness started. Sorry about the audio - this was filmed on a mobile phone
Taken somewhere on a rough bit of water between The Canaries and The Caribbean. Rock and rolly..... Sorry about the sound - filmed on my mobile phone!
We are ready to go, the crew are all here in Las Palmas, but the weather is wrong! The wind should be a steady 20 knots NE tradewind - wind thats blowing from the North East to take us South West. From the historical wind charts this should be [...]
Fruit and veg arrive for the trip. George is getting the spiders out before bringing the bananas aboard. One for the boat, one for the mouth, one for the boat, one for the mouth......
We are leaving Grand Canaria on 8th December for the Caribbean. The route is about 2800 miles and will take us south west from the Canaries for about 6 days until we reach the steady tradewinds when we will turn west for the Caribbean. Our route will take us [...]