July 2016: St. Lucia and The Grenadines

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June 27th – July 7th: Rodney Bay

The marina had several restaurants on site, as well as a small pool and a bar. Ferries to Martinique left from the docks, so there was always some activity. The town of Rodney Bay was a short half mile walk away, with restaurants, big grocery stores, and even a nice casino. Rodney Bay proper had a large beach and a number of resorts – it seemed to be a popular spot for cruise ship...

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June 2016: French West Indies and Dominica

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June 5th: Jolly Harbour, Antigua – Deshaies, Guadeloupe

At the beginning of June, we started to watch the weather. From now on, we would be heading almost due south, so our concern was the easterly trade winds and beam seas. Although conditions weren’t perfect, we found a window for cruising the fifty miles south to Guadeloupe. Just across from us was a sailboat, Symbiosis, which was heading in the same direction. W...

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April – May 2016: Antigua and St. Maarten

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April 17th: Jolly Harbour, Antigua – Pinney Beach, Nevis

We were due back at Simpson Bay Marina in St. Maarten on April 21st, when we would meet our friends Cat and Tim. We had a great weather window on April 17th, so we decided to leave and stay in Nevis for a few days. The perfect weather window was on Sunday, April 17th. I thought about checking out on Saturday, but the guide indicated that ...

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