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 […]

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 […]

Caribbean Sailing With AIS

Caribbean sailing with an AIS transponder like the Vesper Marine XB8000 is the way to go.  Are you thinking about adding AIS capability to your boat?  Now that there are several manufacturers and price structures to choose from this is probably the next best safety equipment that deserves your hard-earned dollars.  Getting straight to the point, […]

Dunes Preserve

Bankie Banx

My children are teenagers now, and I have gone years without seeing them.  In the interim I do have fabulous memories of time well spent getting to know my young ones before time took its inevitable toll.  Back in 2005 we shipped an old BMW 318i to Anguilla and rented a modest apartment on the […]