Category Archives: Caribbean

Farewell Caribbean

After the family had left, we turned our attention to retrieving our ‘clobber’ from the locker, re-provisioning, cooking on-passage meals to freeze, baking bread and generally preparing Pipistrelle for our first serious passage of 2017 – from the Lesser Antilles … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

So what have we been up to for the last five months? Cruising The Caribbean again … We returned to Grenada mid-November and stayed at La Sagesse, while Pipistrelle was prepared to be launched.  The resort is excellent, and staying there … Continue reading

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Wait For It …..!

A summary of the last five months’ Caribbean cruising is finally, finally nearing completion, with publication and photos when we reach our next destination …. B E R M U D A!    

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Pipistrelle Takes a Break

After those well-earned sundowners we mentioned before, and flights back to the UK, Pipistrelle is now ‘relaxing’.  Chocked up and strapped down on land at Grenada Marine, St David’s to the east of Prickly Bay, it could be worse.  Staying … Continue reading

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Closing the Loop

Hurrah!  We’ve done it! Sunset at sea – what a fitting finale to a circumnavigation that has taken us almost six years to achieve, putting 35,000nm under Pipistrelle’s keel … More to follow from Prickly Bay, but cheers for now. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Final Days to Grenada

After a passage of just under four days from French Guiana, we dropped anchor in Prickly Bay, Grenada at 08.15 on 5th April 2016, having sailed 688nm at an average speed of 7.2kn. The rip-roaring ride of the first 48 … Continue reading

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French Guiana to Grenada

On Easter Monday we dropped anchor off Ile Royale, Iles du Salut nearly 9 days at sea (8 days, 17 hours and 30 mins to be precise!) covering 1361 nm at an average speed of 6.5kn. With 3 reefs in … Continue reading

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Bye Bye ABCs – Hola Colombia!

Curacao to Cartagena Having arrived in Curacao at the end of June, with a break in the UK in July, by mid October we were definitely getting itchy feet, despite having sailed to Bonaire 5 times, a round trip of … Continue reading

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The Best of Bonaire and Curacao …

Since returning to Pipistrelle in August in Curacao, we have enjoyed the diversity of the Dutch Antilles both above and below the water line.  Here are highlights of the last few weeks. With Ian and Victoria who joined us in … Continue reading

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St Kitts to Grenada – A blog in 5 parts! Part 5

Part 5 – 100 nm round trip       We spent the next 10 days taking Andrew and Annie to our favourite anchorages in The Grenadines, going as far north as Tobago Cays. On the itinerary were St George’s … Continue reading

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