Monthly Archives: December 2009


It’s just before dawn down here in Grand Anse D’Arlet, Martinique. This is a beautiful anchorage that is very popular with boaters – and even small cruise ships. The Royal Clipper – a Star Clipper cruiseship with 5 sailing masts, … Continue reading

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Update By Karen

[I’ve been asking Karen to make a post occasionally – this one is by her. — Frank] Well, we’re in Martinique now and will be picking up our daughters in St. Lucia soon for the Christmas holidays. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Fort de France, Martinique

We moved today from St. Pierre, Martinique to Fort de France today. First, we went to Anse Mitan because – according to past experience, and our cruising guide – they “have” a fuel dock off the marina at the big … Continue reading

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Event-filled Passage to Martinique

We had a full day today on our passage from Iles des Saintes past Dominica to St. Pierre, Martinique – about 75 nautical miles away. We had mechanical problems, a great sail, saw whales, raced another boat, helped another boater, … Continue reading

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Photos of Iles Des Saintes/Basse Terre Guadeloupe

We had a fun week in Guadeloupe. I posted lots of photos of our visit to Pidgeon Island already. Here are some photos of our visit in Basse Terre – the capital of Guadeloupe and rarely visited by tourists: View … Continue reading

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Underwater Video of Cousteau Park in Guadeloupe

We are leaving Iles des Saintes today to spend a few days in Martinique. It’s a 75 mile passage so we’re leaving early this morning. We had to wait an extra day because the winds were pretty strong yesterday. While … Continue reading

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Enjoying Iles des Saintes

We’ve been enjoying Iles des Saintes the last few days. We’ve visited Fort Napoleon, rented a scooter and drove all over Terre de Haute (the main island here), enjoyed the restaurants, met a couple from the US who are also … Continue reading

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Move to Iles Des Saintes

After a frustrating 3 days trying to get Internet in Basse Terre (the capitol of Guadeloupe), we decided to move Tahina to the beautiful tropical islands of Iles des Saintes just about 12 miles south of us. These hilly islands … Continue reading

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Panoramas from Nevis

We just moved from Basse Terre, Guadeloupe over to Iles des Saintes – a wonderful set of islands south of the main island of Guadeloupe. And, they have WIFI! So, I’ll try to get caught up on the Internet now. … Continue reading

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Passage to Guadeloupe, Photos of Montserrat Active Volcano

As mentioned a few days ago, we had a fabulous sail from Nevis to Guadeloupe. Along the way we got as close as is permitted to the active volcano (not intentionally, it just worked out that way). There were some … Continue reading

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