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 L...

7 Days Sailing Antigua for Christmas!

We arrived in Antigua December 20th, after 26 hours at sea from St Martin.  As you can see, we aimed NE and then made our turn towards Antigua. We arrived to pick up our family and go sailing in Antigua for a week About Antigua Antigua is an island in the nation of Antigua &...

Saint Martin – Pit Stop for Sailors

For as rough of a time as our last week was in the USVI, we were super productive in St Martin! Our passage over was all motor sailing, close-hauled, but the waves weren’t too bad. It took us about 22 hours to get from St Thomas to Marigot Bay, arriving December 16th....

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...

British Virgin Islands: 10 Day Tour

The British Virgin Islands was the start of three months of cruising the Caribbean on our boat, Starry Horizons.  We’d been to the British Virgin Islands before – in 2011 while chartering a Leopard 38 catamaran.  While it can be crowded with charter boats,...

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...

Sailing in the Bahamas for Three Weeks

We had just a sliver of some time before hurricane season started to go sailing in the Bahamas.  Don’t Have Your Own Boat? There are several charter bases in Marsh Harbour, including Dream Yacht Charters Abacos and Cruise Abaco. For a day trip experience in Bimini to swim...

Bimini Bahamas for Three Days

Bimini was the start, and one of the highlights, of our three-week adventure in the Bahamas aboard our boat, Starry Horizons.  One thing that made it so special was that my cousin Robert came to visit us! Getting to Bimini The only airport in Bimini is the South...