Guadeloupe to Flores, the Azores

gratisaustralisAtlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Flores 2015, Guadeloupe 2015, Ocean Crossings, The Azores 2015

Guadeloupe Marina Departure for France took place on the 19th May and what a slow, monotonous sail it was! Seas flat calm upon departure, was the name of the game of that first week. The winds wouldn’t play and light as they were insisted on pushing us ever westward. With a tight time line, Big Bertha was a constant ticking over in … Read More

Martinique to Guadeloupe

gratisaustralisCaribbean, Guadeloupe 2015, Martinique 2015

Our departure didn’t go quite as planned. Wind from the NE – practically on the nose: there was no way we intended commencing the journey with winds on the nose and an uncomfortable passage between the islands. Instead, we continued northward under the protection of the islands until day break. Due to the islands making their own weather, it was a ‘little’ wet … Read More