On 1st Oct, 2015, we headed off on a journey, hoping to travel around the world. 


We have sailed across the Atlantic and up through the Caribbean, toured North, Central and South America  in our VW van and are now enjoying our trip through New Zealand. 


Enjoy our blog - older posts are found at the very bottom of the blog page.

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March 20, 2016

 From Cuba, we flew to Grand Cayman, where we stopped with friends.  Had a great time: good wind for kiting, lots of swimming, some paddle-boarding, the odd sunset and some snorkelling.  Came across two turtles while out snorkelling at Spotts Beach.  Loved the wild chi...

March 11, 2016

The entrance to Santiago de Cuba is amazing, overlooked by a beautiful castle - El Morro.  This was probably our favourite place in Cuba and was meant to be our last stop before heading back to Tortola.  it was, however, where we left the boat.

March 11, 2016

We left Cienfuegos on 24th February and arrived into Cayo Breton the following day.  Lots of fisherman around and managed to secure a fish for 5 CUC and five lobster for a further 15 CUC, before heading off to Cayo Cinco Bales.  Strong winds and current kept us at anch...

March 11, 2016

We took a car to Trinidad on 21st February, staying in a Casa at the bottom of town next to the railway line.  Fabulous views everywhere, amazing place, we bumped into two Australians we had met in Havana, had a great meal at San Jose and walked and walked.....

March 10, 2016

On 16th February we took a bus to Havana.  What an amazing city.  We stayed in a Casa owned by Cuban althele Dayron Robles - 110m hurdler.  Walked everywhere but one day we took a tour of the city in one of the old US cars, a red Cadillac Eldorado.  Great driver, check...

March 10, 2016

We arrived in Cienfuegos from Cayo Largo on 11th February, having left hoping to anchor off Cayo Los Dias.  A huge swell, no protection from the high winds and the fact there were two recent  wrecks nearby, both catamarans, resulted in us carrying on to Punta del Este....

March 10, 2016

Our point of entry into Cuba, Cayo Largo, is a beautiful Island off the south coast of Cuba.  White sandy beaches that stretch on and on.  Only tourists are allowed here though, Cubans work here for 20 days, then return home for 10 days of leave before coming back.  Gr...

January 30, 2016

We left Tortola on 22 January for Dominican Republic, passing the USVIs and Puerto Rico to our north.  It was a gentle sail and nothing untoward to report until about midnight on 23rd, when the US Coastguard advised of a may day signal having been issued by a vessel in...

January 12, 2016

We arrived back in the Carribean on Thursday 7th January.  We were pretty busy, arrived late Antigua, went to collect the kite-surfing gear and then an early (5.30am) flight out of Antigua to join Panos on Cookelu meu in Fort de France, Martinique.  The Liat route took...

November 19, 2015

The 30th Arc officially opened on Sunday 15th November with the opening ceremony.  This was preceded by a number of seminars at Real Club Nautico - Management of Emergenices, Reefing, Route and Weather, Provisioning etc.  On Monday the rest of the crew began to arrive,...

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