March 25, 2020

An Update Amid Coronavirus

We’ve fallen a bit behind on blog posts as we’ve been island hopping so much recently while sailing north along the leeward Caribbean island chain. But all that ground to a halt last week as the global spread of the Coronavirus forced the shutdown of many island borders.


March 18, 2020

Antigua: Fun, friends and 365 beaches

After a lovely month in Guadeloupe, we sailed away from Deshaies at first light on January 30 with sailing friends SVs LeefNu and Sarabi towards Antigua and its 365 beaches (one for every day of the year, as the locals say). Winds were forecast for 10-15 knots, but were mostly under 10 knots so we motorsailed the 47 nm in flat seas.

March 9, 2020

Overstaying our Welcome in Guadeloupe

After we island hopped around Guadeloupe, we set our sights on the mainland, which is composed of two islands in the shape of a lopsided butterfly - Basse Terre on the west and Grande Terre to the east.

A Guadeloupean potato that looks an awful lot like the mainland :) 
Guadeloupe is an archipelago of five inhabited islands and is known as the Island of Pretty Waters. It is an overseas region of France and the official language is French; it's population is around 400,000. While Guadeloupe isn't an island we heard a lot about before cruising, we were delighted by this lovely French Caribbean country, and it's now amongst our favorites...if only we spoke French to make communicating and our time there easier!