It took me again a while to post an update about the last passage but here it goes, the first of the new year. I m writing from Same, a small town in the north coast of Ecuador, where I usually spend Christmas and New Years Eve. I came here from Turks and Caicos after … Continue reading Georgetown to Turks and Caicos (Part I)
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 !
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
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
It has taken me a long time to post the blog below. It is about the last part of our sailing vacation over the summer. As it turns out, Natalia and I came back for Thanksgiving and we are now anchored in the North West end of Stocking Island. I'll write more about it, but … Continue reading From Spanish Wells to George Town Exumas. Last Part
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