Category Archives: Caribbean Cruise 2012 – 2013

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

Saturday, March 23rd to Monday, March 25th – Portsmouth, Dominica

  The anchor is up in Saint Louis on the island of Marie Galante at 10: 30 AM.  Our destination today is the town of Portsmouth, Dominica, some 26 miles to the south.  Sailing conditions today are sublime, made possible … Continue reading

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Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd – Marie Galante

  Marie Galante is a small, relatively flat island to the south of Guadeloupe and lying 15 miles due east of Iles des Saintes.  Just when it seemed that our easting for this voyage had been accomplished, Cutter Loose is … Continue reading

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Monday, March 18th to Wednesday, March 20th – Iles des Saintes

  The anchor is up at 6:30 AM on Monday in Deshaies.  Our destination today is the archipelago of Iles des Saintes, a journey of thirty miles.  Our course takes us south along the west coast of the butterfly island … Continue reading

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Friday, March 15th to Sunday, March 17th – The Butterfly Island

  The !#%^* roosters begin crowing every day at 4:30 AM in English Harbor.  There is never a need for an alarm clock here in Antigua.  Before sunrise, the anchor is up and Cutter Loose is underway.  Our destination today … Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 5th to Thursday, March 14th – Antigua

With renewed energy after a few hours of shuteye, we are off in the dinghy to clear Antiguan Customs and to visit the courteous folks at the Port Authority.  The Port Authority exacts a small daily fee for the privilege of … Continue reading

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Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th – St. Barth to Antigua

The anchor is up at Anse de Colombier early on Monday morning for the short return trip to Gustavia Harbor.  Our first stop is at the Captainerie to clear customs, followed by a brief visit to an Internet café to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 26th to Sunday, March 3rd – St. Barth

  Today we bid farewell to Simpson Bay Lagoon.  Our timing is perfect for the scheduled 8:15 AM opening of the Sandy Ground Bridge.  Once in Marigot Bay, our course takes us northeast past Grand Case, then east into the … Continue reading

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Friday, February 22nd to Monday, February 25th – weekend in Anguilla

  Friday morning begins with a visit to the Captanerie in Marina Port Royale.  Having cleared Customs, we are prepared for another Friday escape from Simpson Bay Lagoon.  Obviously, other boats have a similar idea in mind.  There are more … Continue reading

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Sunday, February 10th to Thursday, February 21st

  Cutter Loose has now been in French St. Martin for a week and counting.  One thing is certain.  It is much easier to arrive in these tropical islands than it is to leave.     On Sunday and Monday, more … Continue reading

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Carnival celebration in French St. Martin

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