After spending time with family, we head to Montserrat for St. Patrick's Day!
To get February off to a fresh start, we decided to leave Antigua and begin making our way down to Guadeloupe. We were on somewhat of a strict schedule, as Mel's mom was arriving in Point-à-Pitre on the 7th, and we wanted to get there in good time to scope things out. We left Jolly [...]
We arrived in Antigua at 7:30 p.m. on January 8, exhausted and wind burnt after a grueling 13-hour passage from Nevis. We had been warned that this passage was less than ideal, with tradewinds right on the nose for the 50 miles between the two islands. But we did it anyway. We were out of [...]
There's a little bit of everything in this post, including drinks with Trudeau!
Flashback Friday to Florence and Tuscany!
The title is pretty self-explanatory
In case you were wondering what our life has looked like for the past few weeks.
Dear friends, Thank you *again* for all your messages over the past few weeks asking how things were going with the boat. We are sorry for making you wait so long to hear about what we are up to in St. Martin, but as you can imagine, an internet connection down here can sometimes be [...]
Dear friends, It's been an interesting week and a half since we left Ottawa. We've laughed, we've cried and we've started drinking like proper sailors. But most importantly, we've seen our boat, i.e. our home for the next 10 months. Because our flight to St. Martin was cancelled a month ago, WestJet offered to get [...]
An update on the next phase of our year off.