Category Archives: Caribbean Cruise 2012 – 2013

Our cruise to the Caribbean in the fall of 2012 and the winter and spring of 2013

Epilogue – Caribbean Cruise 2012-2013

Aboard American Airlines Boeing 737 flight 2154 bound from Grenada to Miami on May 8, 2013, the Caribbean Sea is a beautiful sight to behold.  In the morning sun, the view from 36,000 feet captures the eloquent contrast between the … Continue reading

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Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th – layup at Grenada Marine

Cutter Loose is underway from La Phare Bleu Marina on Monday at 7:30 AM.  Our destination on this final day of our 2013 winter cruise is Grenada Marine located in St. David’s Bay, four short miles to the east of … Continue reading

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Monday, April 29th to Sunday, May 5th – decommissioning at La Phare Bleu Marina

On Monday, we depart Prickly Bay and travel four miles east to Petite Calivigny Bay on the south coast of Grenada.  Petite Calivigny is home to La Phare Bleu Marina, which will be our home port for the next week … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, April 28th – Carriacou and St. George’s, Grenada

  On Thursday morning we arrive at the Immigration office in the Hillsborough Police Station shortly after 8 AM.  The immigration officer is perched on the sidewalk in front of the office.  He advises that the office is being cleaned … Continue reading

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Sunday, April 22nd to Wednesday, April 24th – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  As it turns out, our anxiety about personal safety and security in Vieux Fort is unwarranted.  The only threat here was the squally weather that persisted for most of the night.  The anchor is up at Vieux Fort, St. … Continue reading

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Monday, April 15th to Saturday, April 20th – St. Lucia

  The anchor is up at 7:40 AM on Monday in Sainte Anne, Martinique.  Our destination today is Rodney Bay on the island of St. Lucia, some 23 miles to the south.   As has been our experience here in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 10th to Sunday, April 14th – south coast of Martinique

  At this stage of the voyage, it would be altogether natural for one’s focus to gravitate towards the finish line.  After all, it has been 173 days since we departed our home port of Rock Hall, MD last October.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 3rd to Wednesday, April 10th – Fort de France, Martinique

On Wednesday afternoon, the anchor is up in St. Pierre. Cutter Loose is bound for Fort de France, about 15 miles to the south. Since it is late in the afternoon, the decision is reached to anchor for the night … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 30th to Wednesday, April 3rd – St. Pierre, Martinique

  The forecast calls for winds and seas to increase on Easter Sunday.  It would be fun to remain in Dominica for a few more days of hiking.  However, everything on the island will be closed until Tuesday.  In light … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 26th to Friday, March 29th – Roseau, Dominica

  After a three day stay in Portsmouth, the next stop on our journey is Roseau, the capital city of Dominica.  The clearance procedure in Dominica requires a visit to the local Customs and Immigration office at the commercial port … Continue reading

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