We have arrived in paradise. The Bahamas has become a second home to Matt and a place to potentially live long term. Hard to imagine why. Could it be the crystal clear water? The welcoming Bahamians? The spearfishing? The snorkeling? The Kalik? The Rake n Scrape? The untouched surf areas? The places to kiteboard? The … Continue reading LOST TREASURE
After our tour on Montserrat we set sail to Saint Eustatius, commonly known as Statia. The island has a rich history as it exchanged hands between the Dutch, French, and British more than 22 times. Today the island belongs to the Netherlands and most of the islanders are of African descendent brought over during the … Continue reading A RAINFOREST INSIDE A VOLCANO
We had never considered sailing to Antigua. It seemed like a place out of our reach, meaning out of our budget. Our 36 foot Center Cockpit is a perfect boat, however, it is not the same as a 100 foot yacht with a professional crew and windlass and electronic everything. Antigua, as we understood it, … Continue reading TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
We get up with the sun and start our sail over to Deshaies. Along the way we manage to hook some really nice tuna that we have as sushi one night and ahi tuna steaks with salad another. Eating real good lately! Once we anchor, we go to shore and walk around the small town … Continue reading THE SPACE SHIP TRAP
We set sail from Dominica to Guadeloupe, it is about 30 miles to a chain of islands called Les Saintes, and plan to go to Terre-de-Haut the largest of the islands. Last year when we were sailing South we did not have any luck catching fish while under sail, there was so much sea grass … Continue reading FRESH FISH WHILE IN FRANCE
Deep diving in Georgetown. A first time for everything. I never thought the diving off one of the busiest islands in the Exumas would be so good. I got enough for a nice dinner but I could have sat out there all day blasting big fish and massive lobster.
The weather has been so epic the past few days. Another perfect day for doing a little exploring by dinghy. After breakfast we hopped in the dink and headed out to explore a few beaches on the backside of the island and hike. The view from the top of the peak was incredible. A 360 … Continue reading LEE STOCKING ISLAND
Just took the dinghy out onto the banks exploring today. Found a few random coral patches and blasted a few fish and lobster. The water clarity out here was amazing. The winds have been down for a few days and the conditions are just so perfect.
Past few days have been filled with some diving and sailing. Shot this big boi today for dinner. Life here in the islands has been slow. Boat work and chilling with some new friends. Hoping to get out of Lutra soon and continue heading South!
I have seen plenty of really nice things shot off this boat. Cos, a newcomer to the crew from San Francisco topped it all. He has been on the boat for about a week now. I have been taking him out daily trying to teach him how to spearfish. I helped him land his first … Continue reading SPEAR OFF