Camping In De Mer, Haiti

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 […]

Johannesburg Walkabout

A Johannesburg Walkabout – There are scads of noteworthy and sometimes dangerous enclaves in the city of Johannesburg that are worth experiencing. After a week on the road, we were ready for some city life and motored towards Gauteng with subdued relish. All images © ocean trader As we approached the mighty city it was […]

The Yachters

These last few months we managed to keep up with the yachters racing in St. Martin and St. Barts. We also managed two trips to Santa Cruz. These destinations make up the Ocean Trader Triangle, I guess. Heading out from St. Martin my pilot friend Tebo (name altered for the sake of anonymity) organized a […]

Nkosi In London

As Nkosi would tell it, London is a city he passed through many times as a child on his way to other places with his family. This particular adventure to London was his first as an independent spirit, as it were. He was in London to hook-up with his sister Jaidine and other favorite relatives […]

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 […]

Sony A7II Photo Trek

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Making friends with the new Sony A7II on a trek through Santiago, Chile was an enjoyable challenge. The Ocean Trader crew uses any camera gear we can get our hands on including smartphones. The old axe about the “best camera” being the one in hand still stands. This new sensor stabilized mirrorless camera encourages the […]

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 […]

Cane Garden Bay Webcam No.1

Cane Garden Bay Webcam

The OceanTrader.Co Cane Garden Bay webcam is online and producing delightful pics of this enchanting location in the British Virgin Islands.  The photo stream updates often and this internet porthole should give the Ocean Trader viewers neat pics of this gorgeous Caribbean anchorage as we approach the sailing high season. Putting a webcam online is […]

Caribbean Blog – Mango Fete, Caribbean Blog

This Caribbean Blog was in Santa Cruz for this year’s mango confusion. Every year the St. George Botanical Garden on St. Croix, VI is the venue for the Mango Melee, a tropical fruit festival.  The Mango Committee (actual people) decided to dedicate the 18th annual occurrence of this festival to Mr. Errol Chichester. Mr. Chichester […]

Trimaran Triforce

 This vessel is named Triforce and she is a powered tri with wave-piercing bows that will get the job done. Karl Peterson designed this primo trimaran with the assistance of Gold Coast Yachts of St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Karl explained that the intended duty for this boat is for economical offshore missions to nearby islands, and […]