January 2019 archive

Hanging out in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

With weather forecasting some large northerly swells and strong winds, we decided to head into the very well protected bay of Pointe-a- Pitre on the south side of Guadalupe. It’s not a scenic place as it’s near the container ship docks and the power plant but it’s convenient to town and as we learned last …

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That One Particular Island, Marie Galante

You know those places that you pass but never stop? Marie Galante was one of those places for us. It’s a small French island near Guadeloupe and we’ve wanted to visit but to us it was just a low, mysterious island off in the distance. The reason we hadn’t visited is that Marie Galante is …

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North to Dominica!

We checked out of Martinique, departed St Anne’s and enjoyed a downwind sail to the southwest tip of Martinique. This was quite enjoyable because we so very rarely get a downwind sail in the Eastern Caribbean. We were surprised to be able to continue to sail up the lee side of the island making it …

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Bequia to Martinique

Christmas morning Mermaid was anchored in Bequia and while sipping coffee and checking the weather for our departure on the 26th, the forecast had changed slightly and the weather for the 25th was perfect for a northerly sail. We had already checked out so we jumped into gear and got Mermaid prepped and ready for …

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