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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. [...]

  • 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? [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • PALM ISLAND, GRENADINES

    Grenada and Carriacou are separated by a strait called the Martinique Channel. In fact, this is the border between Grenada and the Grenadines. We first checked in at Union and left for Palm island to [...]

  • CARRIACOU & SANDY ISLAND

    The distance from St. George Grenada, to Carriacou is about 23 NM. A very easy sail along the beautiful West coast of Grenada into Tyrell Bay, Carriacou. A very very busy bay but we managed [...]

1910, 2018

BOATJOBS @EIGHT

By |October 19th, 2018|9 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|1 Comment

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 ….. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

902, 2020

GUADELOUPE

By |February 9th, 2020|0 Comments

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 Island. These tiny islets were first named ” islet of Goyave ” and it’s only [...]

902, 2020

LES SAINTES

By |February 9th, 2020|2 Comments

February 4, 2020. Time to move on again. Time is running fast. We have to be in St. Martin in about 2 weeks. And still, we have Antiqua and Barbuda to go to. We left Dominica with perfect sailing conditions! Sailing 9 knots with hardly any waves. Just right. With [...]

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