Caribbean, Travel, Travel and Adventure

Sailing the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands, located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles are a group of islands consisting of approximately 50 islands and Cays. Situated in the Caribbean Sea, the BVI has a tropical climate with North Atlantic trade winds. It is these trade winds that make for a wonderful sailing experience. The BVI… Continue reading Sailing the British Virgin Islands

Family, Motherhood

Another season comes to an end

After a very busy and rewarding season on the water, our time in the BVI has once again come to an end for the summer. We have had so many great charter guests and made many friends from our weeks aboard sailing the islands. In January we had some wonderful news and found out our… Continue reading Another season comes to an end

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Anegada

Located 15 miles north of  Virgin Gorda, Anegada is the second largest of the British Virgin Islands. Unlike it's mountainous neighbouring islands being of volcanic origin, Anegada is unique in that it is formed from coral and limestone and was the cause of a tectonic plate shift. The island is extremely flat and low and… Continue reading Anegada

Caribbean, Family, Motherhood, Work Life

Back in the BVI

After a wonderful summer sailing around the Southern Caribbean islands we arrived safely back in the BVI. It has been a busy couple of months, from renewing work permits, taking care of Léna who has now found her feet and is running all over the place, working back to back charters, catching up with friends… Continue reading Back in the BVI

Caribbean, Travel and Adventure

The Rum Diary

I have always been a great lover of drinking rum. Whether it be a rum on the rocks or enjoying a Cuba Libre as I watch the sun set from my balcony, it is one of my favourite alcoholic beverages. When I met Gavin we started a ritual where we would go for a sunset… Continue reading The Rum Diary

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St. Lucia

We woke up in the early hours of Saturday morning, hoisted the sails and were on our way to St Lucia by 3am. Watching the sunrise in the middle of the sea is one heck of a sight with nothing obstructing your view and the peaceful sound of the waves lapping on the side of… Continue reading St. Lucia

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Grenadines

It was only a 2 hour sail and 10NM from Carriacou to Clifton on Union Island. On our way to the Grenadines we caught a tuna which I managed to reel in underway. Gavin then gutted and filleted the fish and stored it away for dinner at a later date. We were about a mile… Continue reading Grenadines

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Carriacou

We hoisted our sails as we said our goodbyes to Grenada. We had a wonderful few weeks exploring the island, but it was time to slowly start making our way back up the island chain and home to the BVI. Our first stop was only 30 miles away to the small island of Carriacou. We… Continue reading Carriacou

Caribbean, Family, Motherhood, Travel and Adventure

Latitude 12° North – Avoiding potential hurricanes in Grenada

After a 56 hour sail from the BVI to Grenada we arrived in St. George and anchored off Grand Anse beach. The ground below was flat coral shell and difficult to find sand, but once anchored it was good holding. We stayed in this spot for a week to get to know our surroundings, catch… Continue reading Latitude 12° North – Avoiding potential hurricanes in Grenada

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Open water crossing

The time had finally come and our summer adventure was about to begin... Once the boat, 'Secret Oasis' our Voyage 58 Cat was back in from its last charter of the season, she needed to be cleaned and maintained before we left the dock. It had taken Gavin and I three days to get the… Continue reading Open water crossing