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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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

Family, Motherhood, Travel

Flying with a baby

Before I had a child I was definitely one of those people who hated having babies and young children sit behind, in front or anywhere in vicinity of me whilst on a plane. Just as you finally fall asleep on those uncomfortable airline seats, babies start to scream uncontrollably or you get a few jabs… Continue reading Flying with a baby

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Our 3 day layover in Dubai

On our way over to South Africa to visit family and introduce Léna to grandparents and cousins, we decided to take a 3 day break in Dubai. Firstly as it was Léna's first flight and we weren't sure how well it would go and secondly as a little honeymoon as Gavin and I still hadn't… Continue reading Our 3 day layover in Dubai

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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

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Boomslang

Since arriving on Tortola we have been looking for a 'runabout' boat to get between the islands. On your days off there's nothing better than jumping on your own little vessel and doing a spot of island hopping, having some well deserved beach time, snorkeling, hiking to the top of different islands in time for… Continue reading Boomslang