Shelter Bay to San Blas

  We left Shelter Bay at 3 p.m. with a course towards the San Blas Islands. We didn’t think we were going to be able to leave, because earlier that morning we had turned on our chartplotter for other reasons and it worked fine for the first 2-3 minutes, whereupon it gave a “BEEP” and…

Vinni- Shelter Bay, Panama

  After our lazy but very relaxing 9 ½ day sail from Antigua, we’re in Shelter Bay Marina in Colon, Panama. Thank God we are in Shelter Bay instead of the old Yacht Club in Colon on the other side of the bay. Up til a few years ago the cruising sailors would lie at…

Antigua to Panama

  We decided that while we wanted to get an early start on this 1200nm passage, we didn’t need to get up at the crack of dawn – I mean – we had 8-9 days of sailing ahead of us – a few hours more or less wouldn’t mean anything in the greater scheme of…

Master Sailing Plan 2018-2023

Here is our best guess at our plans for the next few years. Sure to be changes along the way…………….   Month/year Destination crew Comments april/2018 Antigua to Panama ca. 1200 nm – 8 days April San Blas islands April Shelter Bay Marina Colon Hire an agent to ge tus through the Canal May Panama…

Vinni – Antigua – last stop before Panama

  Many sailors have said to us, ”When you get to Antigua – you must anchor in English Harbour”. We followed their advice and haven’t been disappointed – it is a “must” to visit this harbor and Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, now a historic maritime monument. English Harbour’s history begins in 1671, when the harbor was…

St. Barts – sex on the water

We hauled up our hook and got in line with the rest of the boats waiting for teh bridge to open at the mouth of Simpson Bay when we heard a trumpet playing a Danish song, ”Nina’s Sang”. It was our friends on the boat Mor Karen. He was standing in the bows playing us…

BVI to St. Maarten – the devastation continues

    We finally made it to St. Maarten, a month after we planned – sorry about that Ove and Lene! We left Tortula at mid-day. First, Vinni had to recover somewhat from her evening enjoying a couple too many “painkillers” at the Full Moon Party, then we had to bunker fuel (back in Nanny…