Monthly Archives: February 2014

Saba and on to Salt Pond Bay, St. John

On Sunday the 23rd, we fended off the offers of taxis and tours in Charlestown, cleared out of Nevis when customs opened and quickly departed north.  Our plan was to sail by Saba approximately 45 nm northwest of Nevis, see … Continue reading

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Hiking to the source, Nevis

Our favorite part of the time on Nevis was the hike to the “Source,”  A water source for part of the island.  Apparently, it was mentioned on charts of the island back in the 1600s. Much of the trail is … Continue reading

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We spent three nights on Nevis on a mooring just north of Charlestown. Nevis peak is beautiful and often topped with clouds.  In fact, the Spanish name for the island was Nuestra Señora de las Nieves or Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Montserrat sunsets

We had two sunsets at Montserrat.  No green flash, but they were beautiful in their own way.  No mystery why the horizon isn’t level.  It was never level in Montserrat.  

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We spent two nights (18, 19 February) in Montserrat plus the afternoon of our arrival. It was way too little time. The island was absolutely amazing. The volcanic eruptions that began in 1995 and have lasted until 2010 devastated the … Continue reading

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After an incredible stay in Montserrat,  we sailed up to Nevis today.   We are in Nevis for a few days.  Hopefully we’ll have a fat Internet connection soon to post more details and photos.

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Touring Deshaies, Guadaloupe

We rolled into Deshaies in the early afternoon from Les Saintes.  On the way, we saw a big marlin hitting fish on the surface of the water, a pod of dolphins and quite a few turtles.  Once we anchored, we … Continue reading

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saying the obvious

I don’t need to understand French to understand that this sign is unnecessary.  The only water in this room is from the toilette.  A nice glass of Eau du Toilette anyone?

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Tales of Cocoa, Stage 2

We started step two of our experiment with the cocoa beans we collected on Dominica. Step one was to ferment for one week. Translation: let the beans rot. You may have noticed the blue and orange mold you’d expect on … Continue reading

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Deshaies, Guadaloupe

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