Category Archives: Heading South

Dominica Pictures

We sighted Dominica at first light on Saturday.  It wasn’t really a Land Ho! moment as we had been sailing in sight of one of the leewards all day Friday.  The lights of Guadaloupe were visible all night.  Still, Dominica … Continue reading

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Dominica

We arrived in Dominica this morning after 42 hours underway from Virgin Gorda. The passage was fine though hard on the wind and lumpy for the first 30 hours or so. Last night was particularly beautiful with the sky covered … Continue reading

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Pictures

Using the intermittent internet connection, We added a batch of pictures from the passage. Fish included. Here’s the view this morning.

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Back in virgin gorda

We motor sailed back to Virgin Gorda from Road Town yesterday into 20-30 kts and choppy seas that reminded us of the chesapeake. We made it to bitter end at 1730. No empty moorings. So, we anchored off prickly pear … Continue reading

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Armchair critics

There is a controversy flying around about the Salty Dawg rally departures.  Thursday night a number of boats sent out distress calls and two were abandoned as the coast guard rescued their crews. We left on Tuesday the 5th to … Continue reading

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more fish and fewer miles

the miles to go are down to around 190 this morning. We are sailing close hauled and moving fast. It is a bit lumpy, but feels great to see the miles disappear. The sun is out. It is a great … Continue reading

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Fast sailing

Another day and night of fast sailing. We are broad reaching in 16 – 25kts. That has held since yesterday morning and the miles are disappearing faster than supporters of the obamacare website.  We had some big waves.  They never … Continue reading

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