Monthly Archives: November 2009

About the weekend, leaving St. Barts for Nevis, photos added

On Saturday we moved to Baie St. Jean which is the bay next to the airport. We anchored outside the bay near some cliffs with houses littering its sides. A beautiful location only good for anchoring when the winds are … Continue reading

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360 Panoramas of St. Martin

Before we left St. Martin I made sure to take a couple of 360 panoramas. I had hoped to do a kite aerial photo shooting as well, but the winds weren’t strong enough on that day. Thanks to a lot … Continue reading

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Update on Itinerary

An update on our near-term travel plans. But, first a quick update on where we are. We left St. Martin on Thursday and had a wonderful sail to St. Barts. We stopped at Anse Columbier for the night, then on … Continue reading

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Underwater Photography – St. Barts

Near the anchorage of Gustavia is a rock outcropping called Gros Ilets. It’s a great place to snorkel or do a shallow dive. Every time I’ve been here the water is clear with visibility of 100 meters or more. Today … Continue reading

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Going sailing on Thanksgiving

We miss being at home enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with family, but to make up for that we’ve decided to go sailing! We were planning to find somewhere catering to Americans (turkey) for the holiday, but last night Karen and … Continue reading

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My Kite Aerial Photos of Joyner Marina in Google Maps/Earth

[UPDATE JANUARY 2011: Google updated the base imagery to newer versions. You can still see my kite photos here by using Google Earth's historical imagery feature (version 5.0+). Just follow this link to fly to the marina and it will … Continue reading

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Sightseeing, Internet

Yesterday we did some shopping on both the french and dutch sides of the island (St. Martin on the french side, Sint Maarten on the dutch side). I ordered some items from a chandlery (marine store) online, and went to … Continue reading

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GPS Track of St. Martin Passage

I’ve now processed the GPS track data for our passage from Carolina Beach, North Carolina to St. Martin which we completed last Saturday. You can see photos from the passage here and here. It took us a little over 7 … Continue reading

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Second Batch of Photos, Unproductive day

Here’s another set of photos from our passage to St. Martin. Here you will find photos of how rough the seas looked when we left the Carolinas and crossed the Gulf Stream. You’ll also see how later the weather gradually … Continue reading

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Settling in to the cruising life

Early this morning I took our very helpful crewmember, Wilson Walch, to the airport. He needed to get home to help his family with travel for Thanksgiving this week. We really enjoyed having Wilson on board. I drove Wilson to … Continue reading

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