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In our Wauquiez 48 Pilot Saloon we are cruising oceans, experiencing the rich diversity of peoples, cultures and nature while sharing these unique encounters with like-minded sailors.
In the words of George Orwell: ‘Beauty is meaningless until it is shared’.
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Category Archives: 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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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