Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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Saturday, February 9th – Tour de St. Martin

  Today’s excursion involves a tour of the island by rental car with boating friends Cary and Tom of Dragon’s Toy and LeAnn, Ron and boat hound Desdemona of Tavorish.  Utilizing a rental car is the path of least resistance … Continue reading

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Monday, February 4th to Saturday, February 9th – St. Martin

After a two hour nap to regain energy lost during our overnight crossing of Anegada Passage, we are ready to begin our exploration of St. Martin.  The island of St. Martin is divided into two distinct countries.  The French side, … Continue reading

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Sunday, February 3rd to Monday, February 4th – Anegada Passage

    Notwithstanding the temptation of the cruiser’s Super Bowl gathering at Saba Rock on Sunday afternoon, today’s weather window for the 85 mile passage from Virgin Gorda to St. Marten is too good to pass up.  The anchor is … Continue reading

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The first 100 days

Cruising the Virgin Islands has been one of those infrequent instances in life in which the actual realization of a goal has been far better than the anticipation.  The months leading up to our departure were filled with voyage preparation, … Continue reading

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Monday, January 28th to Sunday, February 3rd

  By midday on Monday, Cutter Loose is underway to the now familiar destination of Red Hook on St. Thomas for a final visit with Neal before departing the Virgin Islands. Our recently rebuilt wind speed/direction instrument has been behaving … Continue reading

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