Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ready for Departure – Waiting for Weather

Yesterday, Friday, we accomplished all the priority tasks we had planned for Grenada. We had to sacrifice a few of the minor tasks in order to accommodate our schedule. But, with a lot of hard work, help from the other … Continue reading

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A Taste of Cruising Life

We began our journey in mid-November with our departure from North Carolina, and a seven-day sail to St. Martin. We started moving south towards Grenada within a week with stops along some of our favorite islands of the Caribbean island … Continue reading

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Repair Jobs in the Works

When we discovered on Tuesday we had more repairs to do, we were worried about our schedule for leaving late this week. Fortunately, yesterday we worked with the local rigging shop (called Turbulence at the Spice Island Marine Boat Yard), … Continue reading

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Boat Repairs Generally Turn Out Bigger Than Wanted

Yesterday we went to the Fedex place first thing in the morning to pick up the furling unit sent to replace our broken furling drum. We had to take a bus over to St. Georges (the main city in Grenada) … Continue reading

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Coincidental Rendezvous

Yesterday when I posted the photos I took while up Tahina’s mast showing boats in the anchorage, I had no idea it would result in our meeting more cruisers in one day than we’ve met the entire trip so far. … Continue reading

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Prickly Bay, Grenada – More maintenance

On Thursday we had a fast 5-hour sail down from Sandy Isle to Prickly Bay on the southwest side of the big island of Grenada. Prickly Bay is a large popular anchorage with a variety of boat services available including … Continue reading

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Move to Sandy Isle in Grenada

I was awake well before dawn on Wednesday. First I wrote the blog post about our plans to leave for Grenada. I also wrote the post about the kite aerial photos, but had a technical problem with the superoverlay. Then … Continue reading

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Advanced Look at Kite Aerial Imagery of Petite Tabac

Earlier this month, you may have read how we flew a kite over the lovely “deserted” island of Petite Tabac near the Tobago Cays in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The same island used for shooting the scene where Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Last Day in Bequia – Grenada Next

Tuesday was our last day in Bequia. It was a VERY productive day though! I spent a good portion of the day finishing set up on the new laptop. I had not backed up the windows partition on the old … Continue reading

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New Laptop Finally on Board!

Yesterday was a major milestone. I finally cleared all the customs and delivery hurdles and got the new laptop on board Tahina! I need to give a special thanks to an anonymous benefactor who made a big contribution towards the … Continue reading

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