Marigot Bay Resort

Marigot Bay Resort

Holiday in Marigot Bay This sailing malarkey can be hard.  Not the actual sailing,  that’s relatively easy. What’s hard is all the work necessary to ensure we continue to sail. Whether it is cleaning or repairing or maintenance, there’s always...
St Lucia Here We Come

St Lucia Here We Come

Farewell to Cumberland Bay At 6.30 AM on 25th February, Ratty untied our long line from the tree to which we had been attached for almost a week. And to the sound of Ratty singing ‘When will I see you again’, while waving his arms from the shoreline, we gathered in...
Calm in Cumberland Bay

Calm in Cumberland Bay

Mojitos Calabash and Honesty After nearly being flattened by our nemesis, the barge and tug, to say it’s a relief to be out of the way of the action is somewhat of an understatement. Safely tied to a tree outside the Mojito restaurant under the watchful gaze of...
Nearly Crushed in Cumberland Bay

Nearly Crushed in Cumberland Bay

You Have to Move! The shouting started at 10 PM. All was peaceful in the bay before that. Maria and I sat below watching a film when we heard someone outside shouting “Hey!”, followed by something illegible, then a pause for a minute or so, then...
Sailing to St Vincent

Sailing to St Vincent

Race to the island Two yachts within sight of each other is a race. If the other fella doesn’t know that – it’s tough. We left Bequia late morning on Friday 16th Feb heading for Keartons Bay, which is midway along St Vincent on the leeward side. The...
Bequia Revisited

Bequia Revisited

We aimed for Mustique and missed On a breezy 9th February we upped our anchor and set off towards Mustique. This time the wind was in a better direction and, at last, we could sail rather than punch through the waves under power. Unfortunately, it quickly became clear...