It seems we will be moving again; Turks and Caicos !

Antares has been in Georgetown Exumas for too long.  My daughters and I arrived there in late August 2016 and the plan was to go to Cuba in early November.  It didn’t happen. I had to extend my cruising permit instead and it expires at the end of this year.  I don’t have the choice, … Continue reading It seems we will be moving again; Turks and Caicos !

Problems with Customs and some Maintenance Work

Again, a long hiatus in this Blog.  It is not that I have lost the motivation or that the plans have changed fundamentally, it is just difficult to alternate between family, work, and the sailing project. Cruising full time is not an option for me, not yet.  The alternative, iterating between Antares and my home … Continue reading Problems with Customs and some Maintenance Work

Going Back to Georgetown for Maintenance Work

I am about to go back to Georgetown Exumas.  It has been already two and a half months since Natalia and I were there during Thanksgiving.  It was a short, relaxing, and uneventful trip other than for the loss of the Antares' swimming ladder and, almost, a boat hook and the inflatable.  While in Spanish … Continue reading Going Back to Georgetown for Maintenance Work

From Spanish Wells to Georgetown Exumas. Part 3: the crossing from Eleuthera and the first cays

Both Chris Parker and Predict Wind forecasts indicated we would have winds from the South-East at 15Kt, gusting to 20.  We were expecting a relatively easy, and short, passage to Conch Cut with the wind on the beam.  Sailing in Exumas Sound, though, is more akin to open water sailing; this small portion of the … Continue reading From Spanish Wells to Georgetown Exumas. Part 3: the crossing from Eleuthera and the first cays