It was so good to catch up with our good friends the FInans! I wish we had taken more photos, seems we were too busy yarning and watching the kids shenanigans to get better photos than this… Still adjusting to the cold UK weather we were happy to take advantage of the café culture that … Continue reading We’ll be home for Xmas, via Paris
And so our boat life adventure was drawing to a close at the end of Oct 2017. The last days were pretty relaxed hanging out with friends. Here the sun is setting on our last Grand Anse beach trip. The lovely ladies from Nahanni and Trismic teamed up to make me a birthday cake, … Continue reading Homeward Bound
Tobago Cays Birthday
Tucking into Salt Whistle Bay (Carnash Bay) at the northern end of Mayeau we discovered another slice of paradise. A beautiful protected bay just outside the national park zone so no overnight fees. Palm trees lined a narrow sandspit sheltering the bay from the waves but allowing a cooling trade wind to blow through. … Continue reading Tobago Cays Birthday
North to Tabago Cays
Rounding the SW corner of Grenada for the 10th time and JetBlue seemed to mistake our boat for the runway. I didn’t think our lovely 46’ cat was that big? Oops, better not cut the corner at the end of the runway too close or air traffic control may get a bit grumpy with us. … Continue reading North to Tabago Cays
Stuck in Limbo
Long time no blog post sorry. We have packed a fair bit into the last few months and are now back in NZ creating our next adventures. In the last post I touched briefly on the amount of work staging and marketing Drakkar for sale and the harsh disappointment when the nice Australian family suddenly … Continue reading Stuck in Limbo
Early Aug 2017 and Boston turned 9! To the catch cry of all parents, where did that time go? Seems only yesterday the little bundle with huge jet black mohawk arrived into our world. It’s been an amazing journey helping you grow up my Son. Happy Birthday, We Love You Boston. Birthday on Grand Anse … Continue reading Birthday Man
(Not so) Hard Yards
Our friend’s visit seemed so fleeting and we were missing them as soon as they had gone. A big part of the reason for slowing down in the Caribbean and not running across the pacific was the number of kid’s boats spending the hurricane season in Grenada. We made some great friends with families! Calabash … Continue reading (Not so) Hard Yards
The Finan’s are Here!!!
Important business first from Amelia sending a shout out to her NZ friends Tessa, Katie, Maya! See you soon! The reason we had been pushing south so quickly was the arrival of our good friends Nelson, Katie, Piper & Lexi for flights booked long ago. Our season plan called for us to be in … Continue reading The Finan’s are Here!!!
To Grenada at Last
Next stop on the run south was a return to St Pierre at the northern end of Martinique. The soft afternoon light makes the place look like an old Mediterranean city and hints at its past grandeur when it was the Paris of the Caribbean. Morning light and a different angle of the same bay … Continue reading To Grenada at Last
Another post needing a re-write with a heavy heart. I had started this section about one of our favourite islands when Maria was a little tropical storm and barely named. Wow did she get big and angry fast intensifying from tropical storm into cat 5 Hurricane within 48 hours! Dominica is one of the poorest … Continue reading Abundant Dominica