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Whisper Cove

We arrived in warm Grenada and found Mermaid floating at the dock in Whisper Cove Marina looking like she did when we left her four months earlier. We got busy getting her put back together but Robin caught a Grenadian Super Bug along with bronchitis and spent two weeks miserable in bed. After a doctor …

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Back in the USA

After 36 hours of flights and no sleep we arrived in Juneau to visit Stacy, Frank and the grandkids. It was late at night so we fell into bed for some much needed sleep and woke in he morning to the happy sounds of the grandchildren. Great hugs all around, wow do we miss these …

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England 2019

The hustle and bustle of London was quite a contrast to the time we spent in Friesland where we’ed been in smaller towns. We spent another week at the Cruising Association House on the Limehouse basin, just off the Thames and very convenient to the DLR line. We wore ourselves out visiting museums. We were …

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Friesland 2019

We arrived Amsterdam, caught a train to Grou, spent one night in the hotel and the next morning launched Compagnon and moved to the marina. It’s always a little bit of culture shock to arrive in the Netherlands from the Caribbean. In Grenada it was hot and humid and everything was on island time. Most …

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Antigua to Grenada

As much as we enjoyed Antigua, we did need to get Mermaid south for hurricane season so in May, when the wind had a little north in it we took advantage and headed south. We stopped in Iles Des Saintes, an awesome spot with a great anchorage, a quaint, very french town and beautiful set …

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Antigua!

We returned to Antigua and settled in. Antigua is one of our favorite islands and we enjoyed seeing many old friends there as well as making many new ones. Many an evening were spent in English Harbour toasting the queen with the Royal Naval Tot Club of Antigua and Barbuda where chairman Mike Rose rules …

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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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