With only one day to show friends around Antigua what did we choose to show them? Sit back and take a tour of one of our favorite Caribbean islands. Also see our passage plan from Montserrat to Antigua, check out our crew member, Douwe’s, first fish catch and much more. Sailing Antigua Video If you
In this video, Simon demonstrates how we use the Safe Anchor app on our Ipad. Using an anchor alarm app alone or conjunction with the boat’s system is advisable. There are a variety of apps on the market for Iphone’s and Androids. They all work similarly. The key is to try them out and see what one works best for you.
From time to time you’ll come upon an anchorage where it seems impossible to get your anchor to dig in. Anchoring in poor holding anchorages is not fun. But let’s step back and start at the beginning. Here are the key steps to anchoring: Drop anchor Go in reverse to let chain out While the chain
The big appeal to sailing Montserrat was to check out the abandoned (or should I say demolished?) city of Plymouth. Why was it demolished? Montserrat’s volcano became active and blew it’s top. And the activity started in 1995 and has been going since then.(Scroll down of you want to skip right to the video) The
Boats have to go on the hard for a variety of reasons – for a refit, repairs or routine work. But what do liveaboard’s do when the boat is hauled out? What’s living in a boatyard like? Here’s a run down on what to expect so your life on the hard doesn’t turn into a
In this episode we’ll take you from Saba, past St. Eustatius and down to St Kitts and Nevis. Find out what tasks Simon does at 5am in the morning, experience a very bumpy ride, learn all about booking in and out of St Kitts and Nevis, see what cruisers get up to in St Kitts
As Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast of America, my husband, Simon, and I have been reflecting back to last year when Hurricane Irma hit. At this very same time last year we took our boat out of our marina, moved her up a river, anchored her in the safest place we could find and
Ever wonder what sailing to the Caribbean Island of Saba might be like? Heck, have you ever heard of the tiny 5 mile long Dutch island of Saba? Join us on our journey to experience a very lumpy sea and our struggles to pick up a mooring ball in the pitch black. Find out what
Couples and families that set off with high expectations regarding the cruising lifestyle can be met with disappointment. What’s necessary for a successful sailing lifestyle is realistic expectations and these 11 secrets to long term cruising. Keep reading… 1. Being flexible If you’ve been reading my articles, books or guides for a while you’ll know
One of the most common complaints I hear from a newbie sailors is, ‘I can’t adjust to the heat!’ Whether you plan on sailing in the Med during the summer, the Caribbean throughout the year or anywhere near the equator it’s going to get hot. Here are 22 ways to stay cool on a sailboat.