Lush St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of those places that many people dream about visiting. The whole island is absolutely gorgeous, both from the water and on land, and it is said to have some of the most magnificent beaches in the world. That said, we were quite apprehensive about going. In the weeks leading up to [...]

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Gorgeous Guadeloupe

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 [...]

There’s something about Antigua…

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 [...]

Ottawa-Antigua-St. Martin

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 [...]