Panama

Panama

Jamaica to Panama The forecasted northeasterly wind arrived a few hours after rounding the western side of Jamaica. And with the wind now behind us, Maria and I set the sails wing-on-wing (something we haven’t done since crossing the Atlantic) and gently rolled...
Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica? “No – she went of her own accord.” Boom! The oldies are nearly always the goodies. Despite light winds, the sea state between Cuba and Jamaica was bouncier than a small child full of E numbers. A persistent swell caused a rolling motion that, combined...
Cuba

Cuba

Rush Hour The approach to Cuba makes the English Channel look like an aquatic desert. There’s a traffic separation zone just off the east coast of Cuba. And tankers, cruise ships and other large vessels are either going into it, coming out of it, or going around...
Goodbye Bahamas

Goodbye Bahamas

Rum Cay We knew that Rum Cay anchorage wasn’t going to be the best. Comments on Active Captain suggested it was going to be uncomfortable. The reefs, rocks and shallows make it impossible to get close enough to the island to gain shelter from the wind. And the...
Georgetown

Georgetown

Welcome to Georgetown On Saturday 5th January we sailed into Georgetown. And as we arrived at the anchorage at Hamburger Beach (perhaps a touch ironic given our last post on Hermione Hamhock) the crew of a boat, parked near to where we planned to stop, shouted how...
Meet Hermione Hamhock

Meet Hermione Hamhock

Big Majors Spot Our Grandson, Jake, decided that he would prefer donations to an animal charity rather than presents for Christmas. So we gave money to the Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Care charity. And after showing Jake the photograph of the snouty creature in the...