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Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

We’re cruising our way through three months in the Caribbean.  We’d spent eight days on Basse Terre, the main island of Guadeloupe, and had just two nights in Îles des Saintes, also known as Les Saintes.  Looking back, Les Saintes was one of our highlights in the Caribbean, and we wish we’d spent more time…

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Sailing Guadeloupe for Ten Days

About Guadeloupe Guadeloupe is a region of France in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.  While it’s commonly referred to as having one main island, there’s actually two big islands (Basse-Terre to the west and Grande-Terre to the east), plus La Désirade, Marie-Galante, and the Îles des Saintes.  Guadeloupe gets a bit confusing; Basse-Tere is the island, the district,…

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Sailing in the USVI

David and I talk about the fun to suck ratio a lot.  The USVI was a strong mix, heavier on the suck than we would like it to be.  But we enjoyed some amazing bays and great times with friends. Clearing out of the BVIs After leaving Nanny Cay Friday afternoon, we went straight to…

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British Virgin Islands: 10-Day Sailing Itinerary

We arrived in the British Virgin Island on November 10th, after a hard five days at sea from Bermuda!  This was the start of the 2015-2016 cruising season, and the British Virgin Islands was the first stop in three months cruising the Caribbean. Ten days is pretty quick to move through the British Virgin Islands…