Henry from S/V Alkemi, climbing our shroud with a home made rope device. We sailed with 2 other kid boats to the Chagres river. As we neared the river mouth Bobby on S/V Alkemi radioed us to tell us there was a floating branch at the entrance, much appreciated as it was actually a … Continue reading Panama part 4: Chagres River, 4-8 July 2017.
Our 2-3 week intended stay turned into a 5-week stint at Shelter Bay. Upon rounding the breakwater to the second busiest port in the world with Stu and I on high alert and tensions a little high, it all went very smoothly. We rounded the breakwater to the entrance of the Colon port where … Continue reading Panama part 3: Shelter Bay Marina, June – July 2017
We stopped off at Port Linton to check into customs and spend a few days on the way to Colon. We had read about the monkeys here, and that they are friendly until you want to leave, as they hop in the dinghy and won't let you leave. So we planned it so they were … Continue reading Panama part 2: Port Linton
Just after we arrived in San Blas, 3 Gunu Indians came paddling over to us in their hand made dug out canoe from a tree trunk. Yep a traditional hand paddled canoe, called an `ulu’,...... so cool! They were very friendly and happy, showing us the masses of fish and crayfish they had caught and … Continue reading Panama 1: San Blas, May 2017
It was hard leaving Bonaire, especially since there were a few more things we could have done but mostly because two kid boats had turned up – Higgins a family of 5 with children pretty much the same age as ours in the same gender order, and a new friend kid boat called Bonaire. We … Continue reading Bonaire to San Blas – longest passage yet, 15th May.
Free dive lessons with 12 times world champion We were looking for freediving watches and stumbled upon a freedive shop, we returned the next day as they were closed. Stu was like a kid in a candy shop, he was so excited meeting the 12 times freedive world champion record holder !!!!! Very impressive, and … Continue reading Bonaire Part 2 -Free Diving with World Champion.
Hi friends and family, we hope you are all well and happy. Bonaire is a very different type of island compared to the other Caribbean islands. Its low, with only a shallow reef a short swim from shore then it drops off to 150m. Bonaire is famous for its diving, there are scuba … Continue reading We Loved Bonaire – Part 1. 16th April – 8th May
We had some great times with great people in St Martin. We met up again with boats we spent christmas with - Flip Flops (with their crazy captain and crew!), Trismic and Higgins. We picked up our new main sail with a few hastles (as it was too large, any ways thats another story), and … Continue reading St Martin to Bonaire Passage: 23rd April -May 2017
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Anegada to Tortola Passage The weather was no so great, rainy and windy. We were sure it would be a rough trip, as we could see rain clouds and there had been rain. The forecast was 25 knots and 4 m seas, with 5+ knots in the squalls. Anegada to Tortola is about … Continue reading British Virgin Isles (2) – heavy weather sail, Treasure Island (Norman Island) and Full Moon Party (Tressel Bay).