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St. Croix Shark Week

So, here we are in St. Croix, USVI diving with sharks! What a couple of weeks we have had. The last time we met we were in Antigua awaiting the Classic Yacht Regatta. Wow! there were some beautiful classic boats: schooners, ketches, yawls and even a couple wishbone ketches, probably the finest rig yet imagined.

Two Words: Box Rum!

So, it has been a while!  What can I say?  We had bit of data accessibility problems most of the time we were in Guadeloupe, but we can also blame Demon Rum.  Seriously, there are so many rum distilleries in Guadeloupe that it flows like water and it is all at least 100 proof!  When


What a time we had in Deshaies. First we went to an amazing Botanical Garden outside of town with some great things.  I’ll let Nancy’s photos tell that story.  Then we took a big hike over the mountain with some hairy ascents and descents, (these aren’t American-type sanitized and stabilized paths) the views were spectacular

What Deshaies?*

Deshaies is pronounced Dee Hay.  Now, go back and try again. Well we finally escaped the allure of Antigua on Thursday and had a glorious 40nm (hand steering) sail down to Guadeloupe.  Ah France; the food, the wine, the indifference.  We’re in a horseshoe-shaped anchorage off the town of Deshaies, which is quite small and

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

So, I want to tell you about this little adventure that some (choose your own adjective) people do.  It’s called the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, and  every year people row little boats 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua. For Fun.  Some years ago I thought I would like to do it but Nancy suggested


So, we finally ditched the cold weather in Bermuda.  After 10 days of rain and wind we set out for Antigua on a pleasant, sunny day.       Randy checking our progress! The first couple of days we endured variable winds and spent some time motoring.  But on the third day out things began