Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mina2 Continues To Fall Apart

Date: 30 January 2014 Position: 14:04.530N 060:57.558W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia (yawn, yawn) To paraphrase Woody Allen: “If you want to give God a really good laugh, tell him what your cruising plans are”. The good news is that the

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A Day in the Life of Caribbean Cruisers

Date: 25 January 2014 Position: 14:04.530N 060:57.558W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia (yes, still) Yes, we’re still in Rodney Bay in St Lucia and are likely to be here until Tuesday. We’ve managed to cobble together what I hope will be

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OMG – Have The Gremlins Returned?

Date: 23 January 2014 Position: 14:04.459N 060:57.023W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia We’ve just received an email from a friend in the UK telling us how murderous life is in London in mid-winter, and enquiring how tough life is for us

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Tobago Cays

Date: 17 January 2014 Position: 12:37.868N 061:21.394W, Tobago Cays When we had been clearing in the day before, the customs officer had been telling us of a dreadful rainstorm on the neighbouring island of St Vincent just before Christmas. The

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The Deefer Diving Experience

Date: 16 January 2014 Position: 12°35.738N 061°24.746W, Clifton, Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines The DS and I were collected from Mina2 at 0930 by Gary on his brand new diving catamaran and taken to the dive site for

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Shame and Embarrassment

Date: 15 January 2014 Position: 12°27.352N 061°29.249W, Tyrrell Bay, Carriacou I am covered with shame and embarrassment. I understand that Pet Officer Snoopy took it upon himself to post a blog about our winning some prize or other. I have

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Mina2 Honoured As a Proper Expedition Vessel

Hello Everyone! Pet Officer Snoopy here. It has just been announced that Mina2 has been honoured by the Royal Cruising Club with the Goldsmith Exploration Award. This is awarded “For an expedition to, or a survey of, little known or

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Mina2 Back In Her Element

At last, after 10 months of stagnation out of the water at Grenada Marine, Mina2 is back in her element on the water again. The transition was not without its drama. With her brand new arch at the stern, embellished

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Wind taken out of the Skippers Sails

So, the Christmas break is over and today the boatyard opened for business after two weeks of holiday. As is the way with every boatyard in the world, you leave your boat in their care for ten months with a

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Confessions of a Boogie Bum;

I may have spoken too soon about the good security at the boatyard. We bumped into a couple at the hotel this morning who were going to the boatyard to clear up the considerable mess after their yacht had been

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