Category Archives: Matthew

Reflections on our first 3 months at sea

We’ve now been aboard Orchid for 3 months.  Wow….  The idea of taking a holiday for more than 2 weeks seemed unattainable not that long ago and yet here we are at the end of our 3rd month. Of course … Continue reading

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Day in the Life Aboard

Here’s a sample of life aboard when we’re at anchor (times are estimates because I don’t wear a watch).  Yesterday, anchored in Admiralty Bay: 8.00:  Cornflakes in the cockpit 8.30:  Boys row over to the beach to play.  Rachel and … Continue reading

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St Vincent….everyone’s got a plan.

So we’ve had an interesting few days.  Our first introduction to St Vincent is drifting off the north west coast in the middle of the night, without a breath of wind, whilst reading the cruising guide’s advice not to visit … Continue reading

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St Lucia is off my Xmas Card List

Last night was pretty exhausting.  We has a 20 mile stretch of water between Martinique and St Lucia and it took most of the night to cross it because we were constantly dodging and fighting squalls that were being thrown … Continue reading

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