Camping In De Mer, Haiti

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Camping In De Mer, Haiti – Motoring out of Cap Hatien, Nord on Route Nationale #1 we made good headway against a continuous stream of old trucks, small trucks, cars of every variety, donkey and human-powered conveyances. The flight into Cap Haitian originated in Port-au-Prince. It was a quick, but blustery ride over wicked-looking Haitian […]

Loterie Farm

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Loterie Farm Pic Paradis 103, St. Maarten – The Loterie Farm Nature Reserve Sanctuary was an unexpected find on a four day St. Maarten holiday last year. We always head for the highest peaks in sight on an island knock about. St. Maarten is a well loved destination in itself and there is a tendency […]

Notice Of Race Cuba 2015

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Notice Of Race Cuba 2015 – The Pensacola Yacht Club has just issued a preliminary notice of an offshore sailing rally and race to Cuba. The proposed routing will include a Pensacola, Florida staggered start for the various participating classes, and a finishing point of Havana, Cuba. Not surprisingly the Hemingway International Marina is the […]

Virgin Islands Small Boat Cruising

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Virgin Islands small boat cruising has many rewards. I was skeptical when Jimmy asked me to help him launch his recently acquired sailboat. In my mind his invitation was a carefully worded plea for help. I will never know what spirit possessed this man to buy a sailboat. I have known Jimmy since school days […]

Haitian Chicken And Dumplings

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Every culture has an evolved recipe, and ritual preparation for chicken and dumplings. In Haiti there are many ways to prepare chicken, and each family will have their own preferred recipe that is usually passed down through the Ladies of the clan. The feature photo shows an enticing bowl of chicken and dumplings that should […]

Spanish Virgin Islands Debunked

If your charter company promises sailing adventures and cerulean seascapes in the Spanish Virgin Islands that will likely be their first lie to you. There is no such place as the Spanish Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, and you will not find it on your nautical chart. The promotion of this new virgin archipelago is […]

Dominica Travel

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Travel to Dominica will appeal to the traveler who is not inclined to spend the majority of his or her vacation reclined on the beach, or taking a bus tour. The many rivers and mountainous landscapes of Dominica are disproportionately featured in travel literature about this very special Caribbean destination, and there are other attributes […]

St. Maarten Departure

After several days of non-stop Heineken Regatta activity, our St. Maarten departure was imminent. With two days to burn it was time to breakaway from the crowds and just sit on the beach, or whatever. Orient Beach remains my favorite SXM beach spot. It is sometimes confusing to hear the locals refer to the Dutch […]

2015 Heineken Regatta

The 2015 Heineken Regatta was, as expected, a huge success. Racing started on Friday 06MAR15 with the Round The Island Race. Just in case you’re wondering, the HR races are extremely competitive yachting events with crew and boats traveling great distances to compete. The associated cost and time are accordingly notable. This year the Ocean […]

ARC Caribbean 1500 2014 Photos

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ARC Caribbean 1500 2014 photos (taken in Tortola, BVI) might give you some insight into what it might be like to be one of the lucky sailors that participated in this grand sailing rally. Most of us may never get the chance to buy, equip and sail our own yacht from Portsmouth, Virginia crossing the […]