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January 2, 2015
Happy New Year! Moored in Santa Cruz Tenerife we set sail in warm sunny weather with light wind. After leaving the harbour we experienced large swells with ESE force 3 wind. Dr John was on hand to deal with those feeling queasy but hey – it was he! Then Tom who claims to be an […]

January 1, 2015
We are currently (and aptly) moored in Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua, with an assortment of vessels; small family-owned yachts, charter catamarans, very large motor vessels and some huge super-yachts whose masts dwarf Nellie’s.  The setting is spectacular as the harbour is almost landlocked, being approached through a narrow entrance past Fort Berkeley to port and Shirley […]

December 28, 2014
We have arrived at the English Harbour after a memorable night’s sailing under the stars. Whilst on night watch Richard explained to us the navigation by stars but we did not see the shooting stars like the later watch. Coming into the English Harbour in Antigua before breakfast on a beautiful sunny morning the wake […]

December 27, 2014
After a slightly lumpy motor into the wind, we anchored off St Louis on the island of Marie Galante shortly after lunch. The cruise ship Europa also anchored there and we watched the passengers being ferried to shore in covered launches whilst we lowered the Doti boat and fixed the ladder to the side of […]

December 25, 2014
Christmas Day 2014 Dawn broke at anchor in the bay at Terre de Haut which is part of the archipelago of Les Saintes (part of Guadaloupe).  By 8.00 am the AS watch recorded a temperature of 27 degs.  Our Christmas breakfast was scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, bacon and toast.  After a Bucks Fizz smoko, we […]

December 24, 2014
Following a relaxed day on the island of Dominique, where the crew were treated to a boat-tour of a swamp trail that lead to a cosy rum shack, comfortingly named the ‘Ticking Crocodile’. The trail was also a familiar location for fans of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films, those who had seen the films […]

December 22, 2014
It’s day 4 and we have arrived in Portsmouth, Dominica! We left our anchorage in Falmouth Harbour Bay yesterday and sailed past Montserrat and then Guadeloupe overnight.  Dinner was a lovely assortment of curries, including goat, from Cookie our wonderful chef, followed by ice-cream! We’ve finally scrubbed away the smell of the stingray and tuna […]

December 19, 2014
Joined the ship moored among the super yachts in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, where we stayed overnight. A warm and sunny start to our Carribean Christmas. Stores arrived throughout the day, introductions were made then we headed out to anchor at the mouth of the harbour overnight. Fishing lines were cast and so far, we have […]

December 14, 2014
Another another day in paradise! Not far to go now! (about 200ish miles or so left!) After lunch yesterday, Jay and George conducted a presentation to the voyage crew about the different lights and shapes that they might see when we go into port in a few days time. This was very informative and any […]

December 11, 2014
Thursday 11th December 2014 Yet another day in paradise! Here we are, still pootling along in the middle of the Atlantic at a speed of 4.7 knts. With each hour, we gain further miles towards our destination – getting close now! The crew (as much as they are enjoying the voyage and probably don’t want […]

December 10, 2014
Another day in paradise! 15 days till Christmas!! 😀 This morning on the 0800-1230 watch we have Aft Starboard ! Just 5 minutes in, we have already seen a whale! (Don’t worry Abigail, it isn’t big enough to eat us! 😛 Love you really! Xxxxxxx,;/l.,) Progress is good, we are having a ‘Whale’ of a […]

December 5, 2014
Another glorious day in paradise, comfy beds, restful nights with minimal wind pushing us on at a steady 3-4 Knots and bam……the day starts again! Only on this fine day we have only 1366NM to go until the white sands and local ales await us in Antigua. The watches are now fully settled into the […]

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