Happy Holidays from San Miguel de Allende in Mexico! Our Six Month Apartment Rental in San Antonio, SMA. We hope this note finds you all well and ready to greet what we all hope will be a better 2021. Since our last update in Honduras, at the outbreak of the pandemic, we sailed Contigo back … Continue reading Holiday Anchovy Update!
Bay Islands “Lock-Down”
Early 2020 – Greetings from Roatán! Today is lock-down day number who-knows on this sleepy, outlying island – one of three "Bay Islands" off the coast of Honduras. We are safe and find ourselves in as good a port as any to ride out this global storm. Ready for Flight in Guanaja (Another of the … Continue reading Bay Islands “Lock-Down”
Closing the Loop
First Half 2019 - Greetings from Bonaire... again! It’s been eons since our last update — this being our first of 2019 — and it is not for a lack of adventures to report back on or because we have experienced some seismic shift in how with think about this unorthodox cruising life that we … Continue reading Closing the Loop
Virgins & Leewards
November/December 2018 - Greetings from Antigua! We last posted from the ABC Islands off the coast of Venezuela, so the move to this corner of the Leeward Islands (in the North Eastern Caribbean) has involved ample quantities of upwind legwork on our dear Contigo, who as always, has been a real champ! We mentioned in … Continue reading Virgins & Leewards
Silent Retreat, a Super-Typhoon, Edible Grasshoppers
September/October 2018 – Greetings from Bonaire! We sailed over from nearby Curaçao last week, and in no time at all, have dropped back into our June routine of daily swimming and (free)diving. After one asphalt-melting month spent doing boatwork in Curaçao (save for time spent with our loving parents, who shared their gloriously air-conditioned hotel … Continue reading Silent Retreat, a Super-Typhoon, Edible Grasshoppers
Japan (Asia Part I)
August/September 2018 – Greetings! We are now back aboard Contigo (in Curaçao) after two amazing months spent in Asia, filled to the brim with adventure and (rewarding) challenge. We thought it best to break up our summer land-travel update into two installments, the first of which covers our month spent in Japan. The second will … Continue reading Japan (Asia Part I)
In These Fine Bonaire Times
July 2018 – Greetings! After the monster hurricane season that was 2017, we have chosen not to take any chances in 2018: as we speak, Miss Contigo rests (peacefully, we hope) at Seru Boca Marina in Curaçao, outside of the traditional hurricane belt. The well-trodden southern Caribbean "safe havens" for the season (June - November … Continue reading In These Fine Bonaire Times
East on a Beat
June 2018 – Friends, we made it to the hurricane-safe(r) waters of Bonaire! After weeks of motoring east into the wind (more on that below), it was a gratifying change to steer Contigo on a southwesterly course and get help – not hindrance – from the incessant easterly trade winds. We completed a 4-day / … Continue reading East on a Beat
April/May 2018 – Two days ago, we completed our 36-hour crossing of the infamous Mona Passage – that's more than famous – and motor-sailed along the South Coast of Puerto Rico, making use of the island's small night lee. We timed our arrival in Ponce for daybreak, but found ourselves at the harbor entrance a good hour … Continue reading Dominican Adventures
Llegamos a la Republica Dominicana!
March 2018 – We made it to the DR, having made landfall last Saturday morning in the small protected harbor of Luperón on the northwest coast of the country, 45 nautical miles east of the border with Haiti. We opted to skip Turks and Caicos - which we'd visited by air several years back - … Continue reading Llegamos a la Republica Dominicana!