Cruising Curacao

The end of Sean’s holiday with us was fast approaching and he wanted to do the crossing to Curacao. So we said goodbye to our cruising buddies in Kralendijk and headed west. The sail from Bonaire to Curacao takes about 6-7 hours, so we were able to leave at first light and arrive in the…

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Sean in Bonaire

Our kids, Lindsay and Sean, both live and work in Canada. We are keen to have them participate in our adventure, so we give them a ticket to join us each year. Lindsay spent three weeks with us in the Exumas last Jan/Feb and Sean picked Bonaire. This was the first time that he had…

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Grenada & Tropical Storms

An active underwater volcano lies directly between Carriacou and Grenada, called “Kickem Jenny”. It has erupted 13 times since 1939, most recently in 2015. It is a safety concern for boats, as the volcano periodically emits gas that fills the water with bubbles. Bubbly water is less dense than regular water, so much so that…

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St. Lucia & Les Pitons

Rodney Bay, on the north-east coast of St. Lucia is a large and popular anchorage with a very protected lagoon and marina. We anchored in the bay and awaited the arrival of Steve and Peri McHale, our great friends from Vancouver. As you move “down-island” (i.e. moving southward through the Leeward and Windward chain), you…

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A Tough Scrape in Antigua

We thought we’d finished all our eastward passages when we got to St. Martin. Heading east means going straight into the trade winds and their associated rough seas. We had forgotten about the Nevis to Antigua passage. It’s due east and that’s where we needed to go next – another 10-hour washing machine ride. When…

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Below you will find a short video and some photos of Panache. More to come at a later date!

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