Sailing the Panama Canal

Sailing the Panama Canal

Sailing the Panama Canal is one of the most amazing experiences of our trip.  It is expensive to get your boat through, but getting to see the Panama Canal up close and personal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and sure as heck beats sailing the long way around.  You don’t have to have a boat to…

Shelter Bay Marina

We LOVED Shelter Bay Marina.  It was a great place to hang out with other cruisers, stock your boat, and wait for your turn to transit the Panama Canal. Safe Haven From a sailing standpoint, it is extremely sheltered. We’ve had a few windy days, but even then, the water is flat calm. It doesn’t…

Saint Lucia:  A Day at Soufrière and the Pitons
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Saint Lucia: A Day at Soufrière and the Pitons

We’ve been cruising the Caribbean for 3 months on our boat, Starry Horizons.  We spent 13 days cruising Saint Lucia, and the town of Soufrière – with its lush nature, stunning landscapes, and the rugged silhouettes of the Pitons – was a highlight. About Soufrière The French founded Soufrière and made it the first capital of Saint…

Sailing Saint Lucia: Rodney Bay, Marigot, & Soufrière

Sailing Saint Lucia: Rodney Bay, Marigot, & Soufrière

We’ve been cruising the Caribbean for 3 months on our boat, Starry Horizons.  We spent 13 days sailing Saint Lucia, stopping at the towns of Rodney Bay, Marigot Bay, and Soufrière. Chartering in Saint Lucia We were cruising Saint Lucia via our own sailboat, but there are charter bases in Saint Lucia.  The Dream Yacht Charters itinerary includes going…