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March 2015

A Tight Squeeze on Passage to Mustique

March 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Part of our sail between Bequia and Mustique had us going through a narrow (but deep) passage between two small islands. Winds were strong and allowed us to go all the way through without having to resort to using engines.The winds were strong and gusting over 30 knots so we had a brisk sail from [read more]

Zero Emission Propulsion of a Different Kind

March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

This week I’ve been back on land attending the annual TED Conference. Toyota brought two prototype cars for TEDsters to demo, and I gave one a whirl. As far as zero-emission vehicles, I prefer driving the Tesla or sailing Golden Glow, but it was fun to test-drive this vehicle. Thank you [read more]

Squalls!

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

getting up into the 40’s we averaged well into the 30’s Winds were howling after we left Sainte-Pierre and got out of the shelter of the large volcano and into the open ocean passage north of Martinique. When it was time for us to sail north to Dominica, we knew to expect big seas and [read more]

Rappelling off a Cliff in Dominica

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

We enjoy a lot of adrenaline rushes sailing, but thanks to Shaun and Neil Sullivan of sv Escapade, who introduced us to guide Sea Cat, we also got to enjoy an exciting day on land in Dominica. After a wild hike up and through a river, we swam under Victoria Falls, then ended the day with an [read more]

Martinique

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

a small part of the market in Saint Pierre We’ve been on Martinique for the past few days. Work had to come first, but over the weekend, we got to explore this beautiful, well cared for island and meet some of its kind, gentle people. Schoelcher with Golden Glow anchored off the beach We [read more]
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