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Caribbean, Family, Travel, Travel and Adventure

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

Caribbean, Travel, Travel and Adventure

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

Caribbean, Family, Travel, Travel and Adventure

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

Caribbean, Family, Travel and Adventure

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

Family, Motherhood

Léna turns 1

Time has flown by in the blink of an eye and just like that we have a 1 year old daughter. Can you believe it? It still amazes me everyday how this small human was once inside of me and now she's developing into an incredible little girl. Considering Léna was 5 weeks premature, she… Continue reading Léna turns 1

Travel, Work Life

Getting back in the galley

A couple of weeks ago Gavin and I went to see a friend to collect some baking tins she said she would lend me for Léna's birthday cake. Whilst chatting away she mentioned she had a last minute enquiry for a charter booking but was struggling to find a chef at such short notice. Gavin… Continue reading Getting back in the galley

Family, Travel and Adventure

Heading South…

Well folks, it has finally been confirmed that Gavin, Léna and myself will be heading South down the Caribbean chain for this years hurricane season. Around 5th August we will be setting sail on a Voyage 58.ft. catamaran down the Windward Leeward islands and hopefully out of the hurricane path. We are so excited to… Continue reading Heading South…

Family, Travel and Adventure, Work Life

Mr Fix It

Since I've known Gavin he has always been a general Mr Fix It. Whether it be home maintenance, working on the car or mending boats, he can throw his hand to anything. When we worked together on charter boats, every week guests were amazed by his expertise and how he could always 'make a plan'… Continue reading Mr Fix It

Family, Travel and Adventure

Our break in Colorado

Gavin had a few weeks with no charters booked in so we had decided last minute to take a break from the islands and head over to Colorado to visit my brother in Denver. It was a fairly long journey to get there, especially with a 9 month old, but after a ferry ride to… Continue reading Our break in Colorado