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Tales of Cocoa and Cocoy

Everywhere we look are trees full of fruit.  We expected palm trees with coconuts and banana trees.  These are leading exports for the island. We’d even heard about abundant mangoes and papaya. Grapefruit and oranges growing in the rain forest … Continue reading

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Birding at Syndicate Forest

This afternoon, we took a spectacular trip up to Syndicate Forest with the bird expert for Dominica, Bertrand Jno Baptiste.  He is a forester in his day job, but is an expert in the birds of Dominica and has even … Continue reading

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Jackstands

Earlier in the year, we spoke to the son of the person who invented the modern jackstands that are so common in boatyards – Tom Brownell.  Here things can be a bit more creative.

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Virgin Gorda

Note, this post is slightly out of order. While waiting for the wind to moderate a small bit, we rented a car on Wednesday and drove around Virgin Gorda, BVI.  Driving here is on the left.  i.e. the wrong side.  … Continue reading

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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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Back to the BVI

Yesterday (Saturday), we left Salt Pond Bay on St. John and headed to Roadtown to clear in.  Afterwards, we thought we would just pop over to Peter island and anchor at either Great Harbor or Little Harbor or Deadman’s Bay … Continue reading

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