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Snapshot – week 38 (and a bit) onboard

Snapshot – week 38 (and a bit) onboard

This week is the week we’ve not let ourselves get hopeful for. We’ve barely planned, and we’ve tried not to get excited. With Covid, and Omicron in particular, we haven’t dared. But it’s happening – our friends Mark and Livio are joining us for a week. We KNOW it’s happening because as I write this […]

Under a blanket of stars

Under a blanket of stars

We finally did it. We made a full overnight crossing. This might have happened months ago. We could have skipped over islands, or not sought permission to anchor for sleep. In retrospect, we just weren’t ready. We like the slow journey. And we didn’t want our first overnighter to be too long. But from St […]

Snapshot – week 36 onboard (New Year!)

Snapshot – week 36 onboard (New Year!)

It’s a rare double feature for us, I couldn’t resist recording our New Year week as well as Christmas. We’re starting in Grand Case after an excellent Christmas, not really knowing at all what the week will bring. We need to get to BVI with at least a week to spare before Mark and Livio […]

Snapshot – week 35 onboard (Christmas!)

Snapshot – week 35 onboard (Christmas!)

After weeks of inertia, could this be it? Could we be doing something? Yup, we’re starting this week still in Simpson Bay, still lacking motivation. This is one of those times when I really don’t have anything to update since the last blog. But this is Christmas week, something has to happen. Right? Sunday 19 […]

At the top of the rollercoaster

At the top of the rollercoaster

I’m not much of a rollercoaster person. At least I don’t think I am. Although I visited theme parks as a kid and teen, it was never about the rides. Give me the backlot tour at Universal Studios over a Big Dipper any day. And when I did go on rides, at the shows when […]

Snapshot – Week 31 onboard

Snapshot – Week 31 onboard

It’s not been long since our last snapshot, but so much is happening right now that we’re already due another! As we picked up on in the last blog, Colin’s brother Alastair and his wife Rose joined us on Tuesday 16 November. This is their first trip to the Caribbean, and they’re our first guests. […]

Snapshot – week 29 onboard

Snapshot – week 29 onboard

As promised, these will hopefully come more often… I almost feel like I should be doing one every week given how busy we are, but that would just be… a diary. If you want to keep up with us in something more like real-time, keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook stories. We try […]

Snapshot – week 26 onboard

Snapshot – week 26 onboard

Wow, time is passing at a crazy rate at the moment. I’m seriously hoping it slows down a little when I finish working at the end of October. As it gets closer to winter and we get the Caribbean equivalent of the nights drawing in, there doesn’t seem to be much day. I finish work […]

On the places we call home

On the places we call home

home, n. and a. A dwelling-place, house, abode; the fixed residence of a family or household; the seat of domestic life and interests; one’s own house; the dwelling in which one habitually lives, or which one regards as one’s proper abode. Sometimes including the members of a family collectively; the home-circle or household. In N. America and Australasia […]

Snapshot – week 21 onboard

Snapshot – week 21 onboard

We’re finally starting to catch up after my month back in the UK. If I’m honest, my urge to write has been low recently. A strange kind of peace has come over me. I think I… might be relaxing? I think that’s what this feeling is? I’m very guilty of putting a lot of pressure […]