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Our season is winding down.
As I write this post we are tied up at the Le Phare Bleu Marina in Grenada getting the boat ready for haul out.  It's a lot of work, day after hot sweaty day. There is so much to clean out and wipe down, all with the aim of trying to prevent mould and milde...

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Dominica
      Dominica, pronounced Dom-e-nee-ka, is a lush, green, mountainous Island, 75% of which is heavily wooded rainforest. There are no white sandy beaches and no large resorts, visitors come here to hike and discover the rivers, waterfalls and varied plant ...

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Passage between Isle des Saintes and Dominica
 It's a fairly short 24 NM hop between Isle des Saintes and Portsmouth, Dominica. The winds were in the low 30's ( apparent wind) so we had both reefs in the sails. Fortunately for us another Canadian couple ( Catherine and Henry) on s/v Mowzer - incidental...

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Loving Iles des Saintes
Well we didn't have to wait too much longer in the BVI's for an opportunity to make the overnight passage to St.Martin.  We headed out, just as the sun was setting, into fairly lumpy seas but with the weather forecasters promising lightening winds. We had a...

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Hike, Swim, Snorkel, Dive, Repeat.
   Six weeks here in the BVI's have flown by and we have been busy.  Here are the pic's to prove it! We sailed twice out to Anegada. Ian loves this Island. The view overlooking Deadman's Bay, Peter Island. Great hike The Bailey sisters at the top of Sunset ...

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AHHH, the BVI's
    Mother nature was kind to us.  We completed the 480 NM trip from the Turks & Caicos to the BVI's in a little under 4 days. That was the good news. Unfortunately we had to motor the whole way, yuck!! The winds were unusually calm for 3 of the days but wh...

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Turks and Caicos with Sammy and Dean
  The sea state was short and choppy on the way over to the T& C's ( I had to take some Gravol) but we had a good sail and arrived at the Blue Haven Marina just after breakfast. No sooner had we tied up than the Immigration Officer was on board checking us ...

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Turks and Caicos with Sammy and Dean
  The sea state was short and choppy on the way over to the T& C's ( I had to take some Gravol) but we had a good sail and arrived at the Blue Haven Marina just after breakfast. No sooner had we tied up than the Immigration Officer was on board checking us ...

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Turks and Caicos with Sammy and Dean
  The sea state was short and choppy on the way over to the T& C's ( I had to take some Gravol) but we had a good sail and arrived at the Blue Haven Marina just after breakfast. No sooner had we tied up than the Immigration Officer was on board checking us ...

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Long Island and Long Cay.
  Well, we had a "kick ass" ( Captains words) sail from Georgetown down to Long Island. We left with several other boats and left them all in our dust ( wake!) This is a new phenomenon for us this year and we put it down to having a clean, barnacle free bot...
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