Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 23rd to January 27th – St. Kitts to St. Croix

  Under clear skies, the anchor is up at noon in White Horse Bay, St Kitts.  Our departure this afternoon is timed for an early morning arrival in Christiansted, St. Croix.  To our dismay, the stalled cold front in the … Continue reading

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January 20, 2015 to January 23rd, 2015 – Antigua to St. Kitts

  On Tuesday, January 20th, the anchor is up in Jolly Harbor for today’s 58-mile sail to Basse Terre, the capital of St. Kitts.  In terms of weather, it is an unusually quiet period here in the Eastern Caribbean.  Our … Continue reading

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January 6th to January 19th – Sainte Anne, Martinique to Jolly Harbor, Antigua

  Prospects for improving weather signal that the time has come to bid farewell to Martinique.  The anchor is up at Sainte Anne on Tuesday, January 6th.  Our plan is to transit the Leeward Islands with the goal of reaching … Continue reading

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December 31, 2014 to January 6, 2015 – St. Lucia to Martinique

  Wednesday’s 26-mile journey from Rodney Bay Marina in St. Lucia to Sainte Anne, Martinique is easily accomplished in under four hours.  The wind today is from the northeast at 20 knots, which makes for a somewhat bouncy but invigorating … Continue reading

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In Memory of Jeanne

  Today, we mourn the loss of our friend, Jeanne. We first laid eyes on Chuck and Jeanne in September, 1985.  It was dark by the time Pat and I returned their Island Packet sailboat to the dock that night … Continue reading

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December 28th to December 31st – Bequia to St. Lucia

At 5 AM, the intrusive bedside alarm announces the start of a brand new day in Bequia.  Without even the slightest hint of light in the morning sky, preparations are underway aboard Cutter Loose for the long, 75-mile day sail … Continue reading

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