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Bahia de Almodovar

Happy Texas Independence Day. We departed St. Thomas on Friday morning and headed to Bahia de Almodovar on Culebra.  We were able to clear customs by phone.  (Yes, you have to clear customs in Puerto Rico coming from the USVIs.)  … Continue reading

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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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Nevis

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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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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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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Marie Galante

On Wednesday we moved over to Marie Galante, about 16 nm directly upwind from Les Saintes. Fortunately, the trades are relatively moderate and it was an ok motor sail. Marie Galante is a much flatter island with little tourism so … Continue reading

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