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Backtracking Part 2: Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines to St. Lucia

Backtracking Part 2: 01/03/2024 Admiralty Bay, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Sourfriere, St. Lucia By Linda Bright and early, at 655am, we were off to St. Lucia! The first few hours of the passage we had nice wind. While passing by the large island of St. Vincent, we flew our screecher headsail along […]


Backtracking to December: Beginning the New Cruising Season

By Linda After a two week trip home to visit Jim’s sick dad, and have some family time , we returned to Ocean Song to begin our first season cruising the Caribbean.   We were excited to embark on our first full season as true cruisers, with no set schedule!  Now we could choose our weather […]


A Post in Praise of TMM

By Jim I posted this on the TMM Yacht Owners and Friends Facebook page after they went above and beyond to help us with some issues we were having with Ocean Song: Feb. 22, 2024 I see people asking all the time, “Which charter company should I use in the BVI?” There are several excellent […]


Catching up

May 18, 2024 By Jim We apologize for not providing any real updates the last 60 days or so, but we’ve had quite a bit going on. Since mid-January we’ve been in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. We crisscrossed the islands of the BVI from January 17th until February 17th. If you look at […]


Our First Visitors On Board!

We welcomed our first visitors aboard Ocean Song.  Jim’s sister Lynn and our nephew Bryan flew from North Carolina to spend 10 days with us. We were overjoyed to have them. They arrived on a Wednesday afternoon.  We arranged for a taxi to meet them at the airport and bring them to Port Louis Marina […]


The Solar and Lithium Conversion, Our Most Complex Upgrade

This post is for the folks who might be interested in a few of the technical aspects of our solar and lithium installation. As mentioned in our most recent update, this is getting into the weeds and for most this will be far too long and very boring, so you may want to skip it: […]


It’s Been a While

It’s been a while since we did an update. The reason is that we’ve had a lot going on in the last 8+ weeks. We have been doing hashes, the Sunday morning cruisers’ walking club, snorkeling, getting ready for and completing our big solar and lithium upgrade, and preparing for and having a visit from […]


Life On the Hook (or on a mooring)

In our last update (August 19th), we had been back in the water only a few days after our haul out and we were waiting for a tropical wave to pass. It did pass and other than a couple of days of rain there were no impacts here in the southern bays of Grenada. Luckily […]


Life on “The Hard” is a hard life!

Ocean Song was hauled out at Clarke’s Court Boatyard (CC) on August 5th. As mentioned previously hauling out is stressful, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Our haul out was uneventful, just the way we like it. Once hauled it was into the yard, tucked in with many other boats. During the haul out […]


Settling into Cruising Life in Grenada, West Indies (WI)

JULY 15th We’ve now been in Grenada for just over a week and we are getting settled after more than a 3,146nm (3,620 statute miles) journey! That’s roughly the driving distance from Key West, Florida to Vancouver, British Columbia. On a sailboat we are usually going at a slow, jogger’s pace. As we’ve mentioned many […]