Yearly Archives: 2014

Sorry for the Absence

Currently at Green Island in Antigua. Date: 10 February 2014 Position: 17:04.438N 061:40.436W We lost all email comms for about four days. Been sorting out the rigging problems with no rapid success and then three days ago my back went

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++STOP PRESS++MINA2 not DISMASTED++STOP PRESS++

Date: 31 January 2014 Position: 14:44.411N 061:10.679W, St Pierre, Martinique Whilst the drawn-out farce of the incompetent rigger was playing out, the DS was in the wings taking everything in. “I hadn’t realised that the incorrect fitting of such a

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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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