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Month: June 2021

Mañana, living on island time, and work

Mañana, living on island time, and work

I’ve always been a rusher. Hurried. Impatient. I don’t sleep deeply. I find it hard to dawdle (except in supermarkets, when I’m crippled by indecision). I fidget. My short legs seem happiest at a trot. I plan, obsessively, and once I’ve started a plan I work tirelessly until there are results. My life is full […]

Sandy Lane Yacht Club – review

Sandy Lane Yacht Club – review

When I had to decide where to spend my first birthday away from home there was only one choice. We had stayed at the Sandy Lane Yacht Club in 2018, a year or so after its soft launch. We knew that if we wanted a couple of nights of luxury, whilst keeping the costs sensible, […]

Mandarin Oriental Canouan – review

Mandarin Oriental Canouan – review

We may not have actually stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Canouan, but in our couple of hours there we got enough of a feel for it to put it on our bucket list. When we stayed at the Sandy Lane Yacht Club, we asked in advance whether there were any tours we could do. They […]

A birthday in multiple paradises

A birthday in multiple paradises

The reality of living on a boat is that things break, things go wrong, you get sick, and you get used to cuts and bruises. It’s a reality every sailor has to pass through and settle into as they choose to continue their life onboard. It’s a challenge. But it’s a challenge many of us […]