Daily Life: Blood, Topless Sunbathing, and French Wine from a Box

What’s it really like to live and travel on a boat in the Caribbean with three boys? There’s no such thing as a typical day, but this was today in Les Saintes: 6:00 – Turn off alarm. Go back to sleep. 7:15 – Wake up when son taps head and says “Mom, you wanted to […]

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Fort Napoleon, Les Saintes – Sailingkids Review

Fort Napoleon is on top of a hill overlooking the harbor of Terre de Haut in Les Saintes. It is one of three forts forming a triangle around the bay. It was originally named Fort Louis, but this was taken by the British and destroyed. The British abandoned if and the French re-occupied it again, […]

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Exploring Les Saintes: Le Chameau (or the Caribbean Camel’s Hump)

This morning, Simon and I hiked up Le Chameau, the highest point on the island of Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, while Barrie and the other two boys visited Fort Napoleon. “Chameau” is French for camel, so this little island mountain makes me think of Camel’s Hump, perhaps the best known peak in our home state of […]

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Another Day at the Office

Now we have a good connection, here is a video we made en route from Saba to St Kitts.

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Waiting for the Weather in St Kitts

For the first time, it seems we are twirling around on our anchor chain waiting on the “weather window” to make our next passage, to Guadeloupe. It’s about 75 miles to Guadeloupe. With at least 12 hours of sailing, that means we’d have to be sailing overnight to arrive before dark. To quote our weather […]

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