Category Archives: Stories and Snipets

To Do Lists

If sailing up to St Martin has been living the dream, this week has been working the dream 😦 Gone are the beautiful sunsets, the turquoise waters and the friendly morning visits from turtles & remoras.  Instead it’s been replaced … Continue reading

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Anchoring Etiquette Part 2 – We’ve Been Attacked!

Further to the conspiracy to scuttle all foreign vessels and regain naval supremacy, we’ve this morning been attached ourselves! After spending the last 2 months in French waters, pillaging every patisserie known, the intrepid Orchid crew decided it was time … Continue reading

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Our First Humpback Whale

On the sail to Antigua today, we saw our first Humpback Whale of the trip and it was amazing! Rachel was the first to spot it, thinking at first that there was shallow water ahead but when it was about … Continue reading

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Arriving

15Aug2010 ~ St Kitts & Nevis Today we found the dream. A deserted anchorage tucked in close to the shore, rocks tumbling into crystal clear water, coloured coral, an abundance of fish, sun and blue sky. /as we combed the … Continue reading

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Dodging Electrical Storms

As we sailed towards the harbour in St Kitts, you could plainly see an electrical storm approaching…..what to do…..  Any other storm and you’d just batten down the hatches and keep going, but there was a lot of fork lightening … Continue reading

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2 Weeks to Go (Matthew)

It’s hard to believe that after a year of dreaming and a solid 6 months of preparation, we’re very close to being on our way.  To date, we’ve bought a boat, sold our cars, rented our house and sold/packed/donated/thrown away … Continue reading

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