Caribbean, Travel, Travel and Adventure

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

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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

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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

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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…

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A Visa run to Barbados

Gavin's UK visa had run out and the closest embassy to get a renewal was Barbados. We only really needed a couple of days down there to get all the documentation dealt with, but we decided to make a little holiday out of the trip. We stayed in the Dover Beach Hotel on St. Lawrence… Continue reading A Visa run to Barbados

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A long weekend in Puerto Rico

Gavin and I decided to book a long weekend to Puerto Rico. It's only 95 miles away from Beef Island and a short 40 minute flight. Puerto Rico is only 100 miles long by 35 miles wide. It is made up of one main island and a number of smaller ones including Culebra, Mona and… Continue reading A long weekend in Puerto Rico