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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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
We decided that our initial destination after leaving Marina Puerto Bahia on the northeast side of the Dominican Republic would be St. Croix in the USVI. After Tropical Storm Bret passed (there were no effects felt in Samana’) we would have a 289nm trip to St. Croix. We left on Sunday, June 25th at 7:00am. … Read more
Our stay in Luperon was brief, only a couple of days. The process of checking into the DR and checking out was quite cumbersome. To check-in the Commandante’, a member of the DR Armada (Navy), came aboard and completed initial paperwork, including taking our photos. We then had to go ashore to the Immigration Office, … Read more
South Caicos Island was a nice place to rest and do a few maintenance tasks before heading to the Dominican Republic. We went into Cockburn Town to clear out. As with many of these islands, some of the locals are always waiting around the dock to help cruisers navigate the town. So we accepted a … Read more
I am coming to realize that cruising is not about sailing. It’s about getting from one place to the other with yourself and the boat intact. Plans are like the weather. They change constantly. We signed on with a weather router to help us with our voyage planning and decision making. He suggested, due to … Read more
We left Hatchet Bay at just before 7am to head to our next anchorage, Rock Sound Harbour. We were hoping to be able to sail, but it would be a 6 hour and 45 minutes motor day with light winds. And what wind there was, was on our nose. Our intent was to stay at … Read more
After a few nice days in Spanish Wells, it was time to get moving. We delayed our departure from Spanish Wells by one day because acquaintances of ours, Amy and David Alton of S/V Starry Horizons, were coming in for a couple of nights from George Town in the Exumas. David and Amy completed a … Read more
On our last morning at Grand Bahama Yacht Club, we were getting Ocean Song ready for departure. I was doing all sorts of things onboard and on the dock. All the while I was barefoot. GBYC’s docks are mostly concrete with wide concrete borders and wooden slats in the center. I had seen a few … Read more