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Our week with a volcano

Our week with a volcano

As Ailsa finishes locking the door and turns around, she sees a cloud that could only be described as Death Star-like in its imposition on the sky. The last of the sunset light gives parts of the dark mass a foreboding glow. To say the past week has been surreal is an understatement. It was […]

The big move – from Scotland to Bequia!

The big move – from Scotland to Bequia!

Our flight lands as scheduled at around 3 pm. We dutifully wait until others have disembarked to make sure we stay socially distanced. Once off the plane we join the “negative test result” queue and are given red wrist bands. Everything gets a little bit scary when an official tells us our PCR tests aren’t […]

Dominica and Îles des Saintes on the Big Big

Dominica and Îles des Saintes on the Big Big

Back on board we stow the dinghy, with some stress as the winch comes apart and we can’t repair it. It’s starting to look like our easy remaining sailing days may not be that easy after all… In our last blog, we found ourselves in Dominica. We’d just completed our first border crossing, from Guadeloupe, […]

Aboard the Big Big in Guadeloupe

Aboard the Big Big in Guadeloupe

Back at our pontoon (which has very good security), we encounter a little too much naked Frenchman. The group on the yacht next door has decided that all men should shower fully naked on deck. When you’re moored side by side, rather than on anchor, it’s a little close for comfort! TRIGGER WARNING – Bereavement, […]