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TRAVEL BLOG2020-08-06T07:27:02+00:00
  • WHY A CATAMARAN?

    Why did we buy a Fountaine Pajot Saona47! A lot of people have asked us why we bought this boat. That is a long story as we did not want a catamaran to begin with. [...]

  • ARUBA, ONE HAPPY ISLAND!

    Our first 3 nights/4 day overnight passage! A bit nervous but we had the most perfect weather conditions to sail from St. Martin to Aruba. We made ad shift scheme which [...]

  • GONZALE! HURRICANE??

    Today,  July 24 - 2020, there is a possible hurricane developing. Originating in the Atlantic basin, moving in the direction of the Caribbean sea. What exactly is the difference between a hurricane, typhoon or cyclone? [...]

  • ST. MARTIN, COVID KICKS IN!

    We left Barbuda early in the morning. The wind was perfect and we had a very pleasant sail to St. Martin. We could not stay any longer in Barbuda as we were expecting guests for [...]

  • BARBUDA

    Barbuda stole our hearts! The natural beauty of the island is simply AMAZING! The total land area is 160.56 square kilometers (62 sq mi). The capital and largest town is Codrington. Many Barbudan live on Antigua rather than [...]

  • ANTIGUA

    After 1 day in Guadeloupe, we left for Antigua. That's only about 50nm. We arrived in the afternoon and went to English harbour first. But man it was crowded over there! No way we could [...]

  • GUADELOUPE

    Before sailing to Antiqua we stopped at the west side of Guadeloupe at the anchorage of Malendure beach. Close to the town of Bouillon. Quite a busy anchorage. From here we went snorkelling at Pigeon [...]

  • DOMINICA

    We left The Grenadines via Bequia, St. Lucia and Martinique to end up in Dominica. Officially the Commonwealth of Dominica. When we arrived in Prince Ruperts Bay we were immediately approached by a local boat. [...]

  • MAYREAU ISLAND

    Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with an area of about 0.46 sq. miles and a population of about 275. The population is centred in an unnamed village, located on Station Hill, [...]

  • TOBAGO CAYS, GRENADINES

    The Tobago Cays are an archipelago located in the Southern Grenadines of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines comprising five small islands and extensive coral reefs. The cays - Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac [...]

1910, 2018

BOATJOBS @EIGHT

By |October 19th, 2018|12 Comments

Lots of work done and still to be done @EIGHT! Instead of having fewer jobs it looks like there are more and more jobs to do! And some complicated jobs as well! The list may inspire you. But the thing with all boatjobs is, that it all [...]

712, 2020

WHY A CATAMARAN?

By |December 7th, 2020|4 Comments

Why did we buy a Fountaine Pajot Saona47! A lot of people have asked us why we bought this boat. That is a long story as we did not want a catamaran to begin with. They are ugly, do not sail to windward, capsize, are expensive to dock, etc ….. [...]

2510, 2020

ARUBA, ONE HAPPY ISLAND!

By |October 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Our first 3 nights/4 day overnight passage! A bit nervous but we had the most perfect weather conditions to sail from St. Martin to Aruba. We made ad shift scheme which we thought was good for us. We started at 18.00 - 22.00, 22.00 - 02.00, [...]

2407, 2020

GONZALE! HURRICANE??

By |July 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Today,  July 24 - 2020, there is a possible hurricane developing. Originating in the Atlantic basin, moving in the direction of the Caribbean sea. What exactly is the difference between a hurricane, typhoon or cyclone? The quick answer is NOTHING! They are just different names for the same type of [...]

1503, 2020

ST. MARTIN, COVID KICKS IN!

By |March 15th, 2020|0 Comments

We left Barbuda early in the morning. The wind was perfect and we had a very pleasant sail to St. Martin. We could not stay any longer in Barbuda as we were expecting guests for the famous Heineken regatta. So we had to be in St. Martin in time. Normally [...]

2402, 2020

BARBUDA

By |February 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Barbuda stole our hearts! The natural beauty of the island is simply AMAZING! The total land area is 160.56 square kilometers (62 sq mi). The capital and largest town is Codrington. Many Barbudan live on Antigua rather than on the island itself. The island is mostly coral limestone with a little topographical variation. [...]

2002, 2020

ANTIGUA

By |February 20th, 2020|0 Comments

After 1 day in Guadeloupe, we left for Antigua. That's only about 50nm. We arrived in the afternoon and went to English harbour first. But man it was crowded over there! No way we could find a good anchorage there! So we left to sail around the corner to Falmouth [...]

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