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
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)
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
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
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!
January 2018 – This year, we are thankful that our post-holiday blues are primarily (not exclusively... we'll get to that in a second) characterized by the beautiful waters around us: teal, cerulean, navy. In addition to their splendor, the shades of blue and green also help differentiate suitable sandy patches to drop anchor from treacherous … Continue reading “Hove-to” in Georgetown